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.
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.
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.
For a bold contemporary take on purple, pair it with teal or bright green. For a sleek, sophisticated interior, pair purple with silver.
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.
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.
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.