September Color of the Month: Wine Tasting (DEFD07)
09/12/2022 | Marni Mervis |
Why Wine Tasting Is September’s Color of the Month
Our newest Color of the Month for September is Wine Tasting (DEFD07), a luxurious and muted purple paint color. Wine Tasting, as the name suggests, welcomes the end of summer and what is traditionally grape harvesting season in the wine world. As we begin to look towards fall this month, this violet-purple with mauve undertones is the perfect paint hue to welcome the new season's changing weather and cozier vibes. September’s Color of the Month is the perfect purple paint color for those looking to try a fresh color but not go too bold. In fact, try pairing it with golds or greens, or more neutral partners like Antique Paper (DE6218) and Silver Fern (DE5492).
Additionally, September’s Color of the Month, Wine Tasting, is part of our new Front Door Limited Edition Color Collection. These hand-selected colors provide a fun way to show your personality to the world at first glance. For a little inspiration, see how we’re embracing purples of varying hues in our 2023 Color + Design Trends. Look no further than our color stories Live in Joy and Life in Poetry, respectively. In addition to making a splash on your front door, use Wine Tasting to refresh other spaces with a refined and cozy palette. For example, spaces like dining rooms, living rooms or studies.
A Brief History of Deep Purple
Purple is created when red, blue, or violet light mix. While you can learn more about the various color systems here, what’s clear is that purples are exotic as they occur relatively rarely in nature. Thus the color purple carries with it an air of mystery and prestige—a sensibility that is echoed in purple’s place in history and cultural applications. While purple is purported to first have been used in the Neolithic era, it has over the course of history been a notoriously difficult color to produce. In fact, merchants in the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre harvested purple dye from just one type of sea snail. As a result, producing purple was tremendously expensive, and therefore purple fabrics were accessible to only the most wealthy in society.
In Japan and China, historically the purple gromwell plant was used to produce purple dyes for luxury textiles. The process of extracting the purple dye from the plant’s roots, including the collection and drying of the plants, was also an incredibly lengthy process. As a result, creating a high price tag for purple garments.
Early in the 20th century, purple took on meaning as a color of women’s suffrage. Along with symbolic colors of white and gold, the color purple became a signature color of the fight for women's voting rights, as a color that embodied loyalty and steadfastness to the cause.
Getting Started With Wine Tasting
September’s color of the month, Wine Tasting, can help you get started designing a luxurious space to showcase your personality. For more inspiration with deep purples like this, check out
this past color of the month, or see the way these purples coalesced to create cozy cottagecore-inspired palettes. Want to try out this purple paint color before you commit? Then with the click of a button you can download our InstaColor® iD app and simply upload a photo from your personal library or one from ours to give the space an instant, virtual paint job in Wine Tasting.
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