The violet is one of the most recognisable flowers.  Even the scientific name of the principal type makes sense; it is Viola odorta, the sweet violet.  It is a native of Europe. Many hybrid forms exist with both single and double flowers.  Flower colours include white and shades of pink lavender, violet, purple and yellow.

Symbolism of Violets

  • Modesty and simplicity
  • “I return your love!”
  • Flower of March (Occidental)
  • Good luck gift to a woman
  • Herb of Jupiter (Astrological)
  • Flower of Io (Greek)
  • Emblem of the French Bonapartists
  • Flower of March

I call this colour swatch Violet on wood.




colour swatch - violet



teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses. Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment


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