4: Materials and Process Colour To Do

Violet (forthcoming)

This mixture of red and blue stands out as being the most elusive of colours. Many people have great difficulty in
distinguishing pure violet, a difficulty further compounded in photography by the problems of recording it (dye
response in some films and papers is particularly unsuccessful). Pure violet is the darkest colour. When lighter it
becomes lavender, when dark can be confused with dark blue and if reddish tends towards purple and magenta. It
has rich and sumptuous associations but can also create an impression of mystery and immensity.