Purple can be a difficult colour for a conservative person to approach. I had some trouble bringing myself around to it, but despite rumours of it being regularly applied by lawyers in France, I overcame my block and now recommend it. There are, surprisingly, subtle purples to be found, for those who fear stridency in their writing. I am, however, sticking pinks in with the purples as having more in common with the more vivid members of this family than with red.
Because purple (as opposed to the spectral violet) has both red and blue aspects in addition to dark and light tones, I’m arranging things here from “sober” to “festive”. This is quite subjective, but… well, it’s my website, right?