9 Reasons to Love the Color Purple
Image: Mix and Chic
I find the color purple to be a difficult color to use properly in interior design. Personally, I find that the color is most successful when used in the right combinations with other colors. I’ve seen many rooms that I love with the color purple that are paired with harmonious colors like a lovely chartreuse green or yummy tomato red. It’s all about what you make with it! Let’s take a look at some of the most successful ways to use the color purple.
- In my research on purple, I noticed that there are a lot of purple sofas out there. When I think purple sofa, I think “bold choice”. But in these environments they create such a lovely cohesive space. This pinkish-purplish color is brought to life in an all-grey setting with accents of tomato red. This is one of my favorite combinations of the color.
- This example is more of a magenta, but still on the purple scale. The velvet settee brings in its own richness in addition to the color. It’s complemented well by a lovely chartreuse in the background curtains.
- The lavender tones in this example are subtle, a bit rustic, a bit glam and altogether right.
- Green and purple can be a bit too Barney but in this picture it’s done right with a lovely pink accent on the wall to break it up.
- Nanette Lepore’s dressing room is one of my all time favorites. She used a jewel-tone color palette with a purple and green rug, accented by a blue ottoman.
- You can’t go wrong with purple flowers and this wisteria at the entrance of a home is a perfect way to set the stage for what lies inside.
- This groovy office is all fun with the bright interior palette accented by brilliant golds.
- This purple armoire is tactfully placed with a green plant to alleviate the austerity of the color.
- (Top Image) Once again, purple proves successful when highlighted by other colors in this office setting, particularly green plants.
How do you use purple in your décor?