The Easel

Periwinkle, the Color of Poison, Modernism, and Dusk

An ode to the colour purple, and its close cousins. “Few hues are more beguiling and more reviled than this grouping, the last stop on the rainbow. Violet is the shimmering, fugitive color of the sky at sunset, purple the assertive substantial color of imperial robes.” And periwinkle – “the color of grace … a dreamy word for a color that exists at the edges of the night.”