January 15, 2011
Red Purple verus Blue Purple
For a German the English names for some colors are confusing.
The colors "violett" and "lila" in English are purple or blue-purple.
The color "purpur" in English is violet or red-purple.
For the color worn by Roman Catholic Bishops I found a lot of different names used in English literature:
Purpura violetus - Purpura amarantus
Color used by the Anglican Bishops are discribed as:
Blue Purple - Purpura - Deep purple - Church purple