Each issue of the new Prism will feature one focus topic. It will deal with issues that are relevant to every employee. We will examine the topic just like we would through a prism: by looking at it from many different perspectives and at all of its facets. To help the focus topic stand out visually, it is marked with a specific color from the light spectrum in each issue. This time, the color is violet.
As a global group, we place great value on diversity and working together harmoniously, and this is precisely what the color violet embodies. Its hues range from crimson to blue-violet – colors that are far apart on the light spectrum, but still have a harmonious effect in spite of this difference.
The diversity of this color is also revealed in the different names that we sometimes even use synonymously. The correct description from the field of physics is violet. However, because the eye can differentiate between numerous shades of violet, many further terms have taken root in our language. With purple, mauve, lavender and lilac, a language like English has a wide range of other names for the different shades of violet, which are all somewhere on the continuum between blue and red. Other common alternatives to violet include magenta, periwinkle and plum.
The term “violet” derives from the name of the flower. The color’s namesake is also very multifaceted: The viola family encompasses more than 500 species.