Monday, February 26, 2018

Celebrate Purple in 2018

by Jeff Ambroz
ColorTextureStudio

Purple is the color of royalty, and it evokes dignity, wisdom and peace.

It's no wonder Pantone selected Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of the Year.

Here in Minnesota, we also associate purple and violet hues with the Minnesota Vikings and our hometown musical hero, Prince. 

Want to get in on this hot color trend?  Don't worry if painting your living room purple, or wearing head-to-toe violet, seems too daunting.  The artisans of HandmadeMN have created a variety of items that will help you integrate this magical color into your day-to-day life.

Purple enhances the beauty of every skin tone.  This bracelet by DragonflyAdornments is made of purple amethyst and orange carnelian, gemstones recognized for their healing properties.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/87044917/healing-gemstone-bracelet-purple
Violet hues are offset by stunning orange in this fashionable bracelet.

Imagine the light from your favorite window pouring through this iris-shaped suncatcher.  It's made by westernartglass from specially-ordered antique glass.  It'll be worth the wait!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/28968659/stained-glass-iris-suncatcher-unique
Antique violet glass catches the light in this handcrafted stained glass suncatcher.

A mobile from StoptoSmelltheFlower is created from felt flowers in various shades of purple, lavender and lilac.  Its dreamy design is perfect for a baby nursery, but why limit yourself?  Imagine these beautiful flowers hanging above your own bed, nightstand or favorite reading chair.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/472106848/hanging-crib-mobile-ombre-felt-flower
Bring the beauty of flowers indoors, all year long, with a handcrafted, hanging mobile.

Love the idea of violet, but worry it may not coordinate with your home's color scheme?  Order a soy candle by Frostbeard in a pretty shade of purple.  You'll love the little accent of color, and be amazed by the unique scent.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/559566335/headmasters-office-4-oz-book-lovers-soy

The violet and purple tones of nature continue to inspire artists from across the globe.  You can bring an artistic vision of purple to your own home with this floral print by DevonDesignCo

https://www.etsy.com/listing/290950781/purple-watercolor-floral-print-purple
Nature produces violet and purple tones of the most beautiful variety, captured here in an affordable art print.

As you can see from the items above, there as many ways to integrate purple into your life as there are shades and hues of this magical color.  Be sure to check out all the Etsy shops of the HandmadeMN makers team for even more violet-inspired beauty.

3 comments:

Brian Western said...

Wonderful Purple Party...and thanks for including me in the purple mixology! I always enjoy your writing...informative stuff about Minnesota and its artisans and crafters--fun, funny, and in this case--fragrant! Cheers!

Sharon Parker said...

I love the Minnesota references too, and the variety of purple handcrafted items you chose to showcase. Nicely done!

Dragonfly Adornments said...

Such a pretty, purple blog post! Makes me feel Springy.