Purple is a magnificent color combining the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. Long the choice of royals and the wildly ambitious (think Cyrus, King of Persia, and Alexander the Great, both of whom often wore purple garments); the color is also believed to uplift the spirit and calm emotions. It is also thought to encourage creativity and inspire spirituality. For any (or all) of these reasons, for many people, purple is the perfect color for a loved one’s cremation urn.
Purple Cremation Urns as Expressions of Gender and Personality
Because it’s masculine in its strength and intensity, yet taps into the feminine qualities of mystery and majesty; a purple cremation urn is an appropriate repository for the ashes of either a man or a woman. Here are two examples:
This beautiful deep purple urn, with hand-tooled pewter accents, is intended for safekeeping the ashes of an adult. Intensely purple, with only minimal silver accents, this cremation urn is quite masculine in presentation.
In comparison, the next elegant purple cremation urn – softly rounded heart shape, with prominent silver accents – is delightfully feminine in design. (When combined with purple, silver is especially soothing and calming; much like a woman’s caring embrace.) Medium in size, this urn is perfect for families that want to divide or share the ashes. Some pet parents buy it for a beloved fur baby.
Purple Cremation Urns as Spiritual Expression
In many cultures and religions, purple denotes virtue, faith, patience, and trust. The next purple cremation urn, available in two sizes, signals that this is a time of spiritual reflection and illuminates the way forward through bereavement to healing. For a closer look, check out Sugar Plum Cremation Urn and the companion purple keepsake urn, the Berry Loved Small Urn for Ashes.
Using a Purple Cremation Urn in Interior Design
When it comes to interior decoration, any one of the purple cremation urns you’ve seen so far would work beautifully as an accent piece in a room dominated with gold, white or cream colors. Purple also blends and enlivens a room where the prevailing colors are blue, grey or brown.
Consider this gorgeous Caesar lead crystal purple urn, hand-produced by Bohemian glass artisans. We believe its design is reminiscent of a beautifully crafted open-weave basket. This urn is also unique in that the cremated remains are secured in a white satin pouch which adds contrast, highlighting the “weave”.
As I mentioned ten years ago in The Power of Purple, Urn Garden was among the first to offer purple cremation urns. The three you’ve seen here are just a small sampling; which makes it natural to invite you to explore our wide collection of purple urns for ashes as well as intriguing designs in our jewelry department.
Whether you’re interested in using a purple urn as an element in a room’s interior design; or if it would have a deeper personal significant to you (as it did for Sarah, in Heart-Shaped Urns: A Love Story), I’m sure you’ll enjoy viewing this collection.