‘Artificial’ and colour in Germany

Artificial: purple 23%, silver 18%, gold 15%, …
Heller (1989)

‘Dreaming’ and colour in Germany

Dreaming: pink 34%, blue 27%, purple 9%, …
Heller, E. (1989)

‘Extravagance’ and colour in Germany

Extravagance: purple 30%, gold 21%, silver 15%, …
Heller (1989)

‘Fantasy’ and colour in Germany

Fantasy: blue 18%, purple 18%, yellow 13%, …
blue is the positive side of fantasy. It stands for utopian ideas whose realization lies in the distance. In the nefarious purple the negative side of fantasy is symbolized, namely the proximity of the lie. The negative aspect is reinforced by the third colour of the fantasy: yellow is the colour of the untruth.
Heller E. (1989)

Purple and the artificial

The artificial, the stylized is purple. Purple became the favorite colour of the Jugendstil. This movement in art rejected everything natural as artless. In the typical flower and plant ornaments of the Jugendstil, nature was styled decoratively to meet the demands of the then aesthetic. The Jugendstil is the only movement in art that appreciated purple as an interior colour. (Heller, 1989)