Purple is regarded as a feminine power colour as the blue makes the red less intimidating and it projects an image of serene confidence. It is power through consultation. Many people in the personal development and natural therapies industries use or wear purple because of the spiritual and the creative aspects of the colour. Purple represents one of the higher level chakras in the body.
Go for red-purple (mulberry or cerise) if you have warmer skin tones and blue-purple (royal purple) if you have a cooler skin tone. Wear purple with orange for a dramatic, extrovert effect or try lilac and turquoise for a soft, gentle, introvert effect.
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