Life in Colour

It seems that my idea to split Purple and Violet into separate months is causing confusion and anxiety throughout the blogging community [🤔]. As with any colour we all perceive them differently and add to that the calibration of your monitor or phone screen I suspect it is unlikely that any of us are seeing the same colours!

To try and help matters and because I don’t want to alienate or upset anyone who reads my blog I am declaring May open to whatever shade of purple or violet you wish to share. But violet will still have its own month, mainly because I can’t come up with another colour! But by then hopefully you will have all forgotten and forgiven me the traumatic beginning to May 😂

Darker shades

Lighter tints

Maybe these palettes will help!

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

85 thoughts on “Life in Colour”

  1. “declaring May open to whatever shade of purple or violet you wish to share” — whew, because I’ll tell you, they all look “purple” to me! I may even join in now. 🙂

    1. I think we all have our own perceptions of what purple looks like, but there are hundreds of different shades ranging from almost black to almost pink.

        1. Haha, no, I should have put the two together, but then the pinker shades and bluer ones would still be controversial 😂

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