Situated between red and blue on the color wheel, it has been the color of royalty..
Even Julius Caesar decided he alone should wear it!
But the true reason was that it was expensive to make until the first synthetic (aniline) dye- was invented and produced on a grand scale..
It was the most highly valued dye of the ancient world.
Purple was extracted from shellfish of the mollusk (Murex Trunculus and Purpura Haemastoma) which are found along the eastern Mediterranean shores near Tyre)..(whence the common name Tyrian Purple) I gather a smelly process back then. You can read some pretty interesting stuff here in- (Pigments from animals and plants)
In Acts 16, it mentions Lydia (a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira)
Jesus was robed in purple by Roman soldiers (Mk 15) .. was given to Daniel and Mordecai and worn by Assyrian soldiers. The first people to use the dye were perhaps Phoenicians, whose name may come from a Greek word meaning bloodred..
Ships of Tyre had awnings of blue and purple (Ez. 27) and purple dye was an item of trade between Tyre and the people of Aram..(even used to describe the color of hair)
Black King Wood Bee winking~
Notice the shades..
I'll tell you about an experience I had with the tile in our bathroom next..
Anyway..does the color purple do anything for you?