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What colour are you? A focus on Purple and Violet

Are you a dreamer, hate responsibility and have high, perhaps unobtainable standards and goals? Yes? Then you are likely to express a preference for shades of purple and violet. You may also be sensitive, display great taste and appreciate music and the arts. On the downside, you have a tendency to be temperamental.

But what if you hate violet? Well, you probably don’t like close relationships and dislike all forms of conceit, pretence and vanity.

So where do the phrases ‘born in the purple’ or ‘born to be purple’ originate from?

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What colour are you? A focus on Pink

Pink butterflyIf you are a ‘pink person’ what does this reveal about you?

Pink takes its name from the flower of the same name, and its use as a colour name can be traced back to the 17th century. Different qualities are associated with different shades of pink, for example, light pink evokes femininity and the rosy glow of a healthy person, whereas a dark, vivid pink is often equated with tastelessness.

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What colour are you? A focus on Brown

In the power-dressing game, you are unlikely to impress clients if you wear brown, but you will be seen as an equal by colleagues. Fawn is associated with professionalism, but without being intimidating and is therefore a good colour to wear if you want others to communicate freely with you – perhaps the colour to wear for an interview?

The first recorded use of brown as a colour name in English was in 1000.The term comes from the Old English brún, meaning any dusky or dark shade. The colour itself has been used in art since prehistoric times, found in cave paintings dating back over 17,000 years.

In the Middle Ages brown robes were worn by Franciscan monks as a sign of humility and poverty. Brown has been a popular colour for military uniforms since the late 18th century, largely because of its wide availability and low visibility.

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