Hello! Being on the colour violet this day I was remembered a little question I had. Do you know since when violet made its appearance in "everyday" fashion, not only as a highlighting colour or for religious purposes? Because I read there was no widespread violet until around 1830. But obviously thats not correct so I'm confused and curious now. Thank you!
Before the invention of synthetic dyes, purple was a notoriously difficult color to make dyes for. Because of this, it was very expensive, thus it was associated with clergy and royalty. This of course changed with the industrial revolution and all, but it wasn’t until the 1850s and the invention of aniline dyes that purple became a common color.