Decorating with Purple

A living room with purple furniture and a chandelier, decorated with purple accents.

Purple is associated with royalty and spirituality.  Derived from red and blue, purple is both warm and cool, making it a highly versatile color to use in decorating.   Deep amethyst purple is sumptuous and mysterious, eliciting a regal air when applied to walls and furnishings.  Light lavender is romantic and feminine, lending a soft elegance to a room.  Decorating with purple can transform a space, creating a room with mysterious elegance or the soft nuance of romance.

A purple dining room with a large table.
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3D rendering of a living room with purple furniture and a TV.
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A living room decorated in purple.
A refined living room in shades of purple

Decorating with purple heightens the drama of a space and there is no better place than the living room or dining room to make this bold statement of color.  Pair a deep eggplant purple with green or gold accents.  Incorporate different shades of amethyst and bring in metallic silver accents to make it pop.

A living room with purple walls and blue furniture, decorated in purple.
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A purple couch in a living room, perfect for decorating with purple.
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A living room decorated with purple curtains and furniture.
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A bedroom decorated with purple walls and furniture.
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In the living room, paint the walls a deep purple or keep them neutral and upholster a sofa in purple and hang long panels of purple damask at the windows for a dramatic traditional look.  Group a pair of lush purple velvet channel-back chairs around the fireplace with a modern brass and glass table.

A bedroom with purple accents.
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Decorating with purple walls in a bedroom.
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A bedroom with a bed and a purple couch.
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For a bold contemporary take on purple, pair it with teal or bright green.  For a sleek, sophisticated interior, pair purple with silver.

A bedroom with purple accents.
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A purple bedroom with a fireplace.
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A bedroom with purple walls and zebra print rug, perfect for decorating with purple.
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A bed with a purple comforter.
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Turn the master bedroom into a feminine haven with dusty lilac bed coverings and complement with soft gray and cream textiles and silver accessories.  Create a luxurious master bedroom retreat with deep purple linens and upholstery, or opt for the dramatic with walls painted in a high-gloss amethyst.

 

A bathroom with vibrant purple tiles and a mirror, perfect for decorating with purple.
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A purple-themed bathroom featuring white toilet.
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Decorating with purple doesn’t have to stop at the main rooms of the home.  In the bathroom, a beautiful purple wallpaper and accessories adds a splash of color and character.  Accents and fixtures of polished nickel make for a great compliment to the purple bathroom.

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Decorating a living room with purple walls and furniture.
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A dining room with purple chairs and a black table decorated with purple.
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A purple room with decorative plates on the wall.
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When decorating with purple, dare to be bold.  For a warmer range of purple, use plum and eggplant.  If you want a cooler purple, opt for lilac or violet.  Either way, purple is the color of royalty and makes a bold statement in any room.

 

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