One Word Challenge Mauve

Sea anemone

Sea anemone looks mauve under the lights at the Aquarium

Mauve has a really interesting history, starting out as the color of a flower from the mallow family then a die and more. here’s   a little of what Wikipedia says:

“The synthetic dye Mauve was first so named in 1859. Chemist Sir William Henry Perkin, then eighteen, was attempting to create artificial quinine in 1856. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye –…

The 1890s are sometimes referred to in retrospect as the “Mauve Decade“, because of the characteristic popularity of the subtle color among progressive “artistic” types, both in Europe and the US.[13]



Jennifer’s One Word Challenge Mauve


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