It’s Mardi Gras! Carnival season! And Fat Tuesday is just around the corner. Ever wonder where those fabulous colors of Mardi Gras came from?
In 1872, the three colors of Mardi Gras were chosen by Rex, the King of Mardi Gras in honor of the visiting Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich Romanoff, who suggested the colors. And where do you suppose he found these color combinations?
Purple Represents Justice.
Green Represents Faith.
Gold Represents Power.
The colors are found throughout nature.
Johnny Jump Ups Viola tricolor
German Iris Iris germanica
Crocus Crocus sativus
On the Color Wheel, purple and yellow are opposite colors making them the perfect complimentary color combination providing the best contrast. This effect makes them jump out at you. While yellow is a primary color, purple and green are both secondary colors (a blend of two primary colors).