Since we already did red, which would also have been appropriate for February, the month of Valentine’s Day, the color for this month is purple. At least there is some red in there. Purple is my daughter’s favorite color (those are some of her clothes in the photo), so she helped me come up with the intial list here, but I am curious to see what you all will contribute.

For the uninitiated, the idea is to come up with ways to evoke purple without mentioning the color itself since one of the challenges of writing effective descriptions is getting the color just right. Each month on this blog we work on one color, so far we’ve done white, gray, brown, orange, red, green, pink, blue, and yellow.

Here’s my list for purple (let’s see what you come up with!):

amethyst
bruise
eggplant
lavender
lilac
plum
violet