Coloring the Page: Purple
PURPLE is up next in our continuing “Descriptive Kaleidoscope” of color synonyms, based on one of my favorite writing tools — created by a gentleman who is blind but had his sight until he was 11.
Check out the earlier entries for “Red,” “Blue,” “Green,” “Yellow,” “Black,” “Brown,” “White” and “Gray” here.
Burgundy: Dark grayish or blackish purple to dark purplish red
Lavender: Light purple to very light or pale violet
Lilac: Pale to moderate purple
Magenta: Moderate to vivid purplish red
Mauve: Brilliant violet to strong or brilliant purple
Mulberry: Dark purple; almost black at times
Orchid: Pale to light purple, from grayish to purplish pink or red
Plum: Deep purple
Raspberry: Moderate to deep purplish red
Royal Purple: A deep to strong purple
Violet: Reddish blue, purplish red
Indigo: Deep bluish purple
And, if you just can't get enough of synonyms, check out the new Physical Attribute thesaurus at The Bookshelf Muse.