Purple Heart (Amaranth) is truly a beautiful and stunting wood when finished properly; its deep purple color and sheen is often used as an accent to add a unique splash of color to an item. Typical uses include Inlays/accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, heavy construction, and a variety of specialty wood items. When initially cut Purple Heart is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure to light the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple or in some cases a dark brown. Purple Heart wood is extraordinarily beautiful when cut and finished properly but the cutting and finishing can be extremely challenging without the proper tools and processes – it is not for the novice.