InspirationOctober 20, 2011

The Power of Purple

I was talking with one of my studio mates about purple being “so huuuuuuuge” right now in interiors and fashion.  I know for a lot of people purple is a color that immediately feels feminine and juvenile, but it is so not the case!  While, yes, I did enjoy putting purple ligatures on my braces in middle school (which looked mighty fine, let me tell you), I’ve come very far in my love of the color. When used right is such a wonderful, mature mood creator- for a deep moody aubergine to a light and lifting lilac, purple has so many personalities.  It looks amazing with grey, gold, citron, red and of course, a crisp white.  Take a look at some of these purple rooms and see if it changes your mind about purple.

See how amazing it looks paired with a pop of red or burnt orange?

It’s almost a neutral when done in it’s lightest grey/lilac form.

SO crisp with white. It’s as if it emanates it’s own wattage!

Scared? Try just a pop.

These rooms don;t scream PURPLE, but the dash of the much color add so much dimension and interest!

So classic and clean yet traditional ad modern at the same time!

Again, with the red. It’s soooooo good!

Kelly Wearstler approves, and uses it with a grey/blue with much success!

Design Liz Caan, who happens to be from Newton, MA, a part of Boston that I’m looking to move do, created this DREAM closet using purple. Hello, I would cut off an appendage a la Aaron Ralston for this closet.

Say what? I’d sleep in there too.

Her shop in Newton Center is exactly what I hope to have some day. EXACTLY. And look at that fabulous purple Cole & Sons wallpaper!

Images via Pinterest, Decorpad, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Liz Caan, Travel for Design

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