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Ladies Love Lavender... lavender colors

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Graceful and Feminine:

Lavender has long been a favorite flower and color of genteel ladies. This shade of purple suggests refinement along with grace, elegance, and something special.

Shades of Lavender: These words are synonymous with lavender or represent various shades of the color lavender: lilac, mauve, orchid, plum, purple, thistle.

Nature and Culture of Lavender:

Purple and its lighter lavender shades has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious.

While purple is the color of royalty, lavender is the color of femininity. It's a grown up pink.

Using Lavender:

Use the color lavender to suggest something unique or extremely special but without the deeper mystery of purple. Lavender may be a good choice when you are targeting women and want to invoke feelings of nostalgia or romance.

Using Lavender with Other Colors:

Pink with lavender is extremely feminine. A minty green with lavender is a cheerful, Springtime look. Blues with lavender are cool and sophisticated combination or warm it up with reds. For a contemporary earthy palette try lavender with beige and light browns.

Lavender Color Palettes:

These color palettes feature shades of purple and lavender combined with blue, yellow, pink, and orange.
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