November 2015

Decorating with purple can add passion to your home - and maybe to your life!

You can choose from so many shades of this beautiful color.

Purple includes a wide range of colors. From the lightest, soft lilac to bold and bright violet – and everything in between. The color names for various shades of purple speak to its range – including amethyst, eggplant, blackberry, lavender, orchid, periwinkle, cabernet and plum.

 

Purple is suprisingly flexible.

 

  • Purple goes well with many decorating styles from the most traditional to the most contemporary.

  • Purple teams beautifully with many neutrals, including cream, light gray, white, eggshell, brown and black.

  • Accents that work well include blue, aqua, ocher, teal, spring green and yellow.

  • You can even add just a touch of purple to a neutral paint color, so the finishing result seems like beige or cream or light gray, yet has an extra pizazz!

 

Purple can add a quirky or whimsical touch, and we all know that traditionally it’s a rich and royal color that can add sophistication and luxury to your home décor. Depending on the shade of purple you select, you can create a variety of feelings from soft and soothing to vibrant and magical.

 

If you’re nervous about adding such a passionate color to your home, think small. Throw pillows, a small upholstered chair, table linens, flowers, plants, paint on a small accent wall, or wallpaper in a powder room or guest bedroom.

 

Be bold and add your favorite shade of purple to your home décor. It will add passion to your home.

© 2015 Hunter Douglas