Violets – Colour Palette

The violet is one of the most recognisable flowers.  Even the scientific name of the principal type makes sense; it is Viola odorta, the sweet violet.  It is a native of Europe. Many hybrid forms exist with both single and double flowers.  Flower colours include white and shades of pink lavender, violet, purple and yellow.

Symbolism of Violets

  • Modesty and simplicity
  • “I return your love!”
  • Flower of March (Occidental)
  • Good luck gift to a woman
  • Herb of Jupiter (Astrological)
  • Flower of Io (Greek)
  • Emblem of the French Bonapartists
  • Flower of March

I call this colour swatch Violet on wood.

colour swatch - violet

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