Pantone selects blue iris as it’s color of the year. Says Patone:
“Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.”
I, like 95% of all men, claim blue as my favorite color. It is definitely purply. In fact so much so that I might tend to call it more purple than blue.