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These two catalogs came in the mail last week.

What do you see?  I see a lot of purple.  Let me be honest, I have never been a fan.  But lately, it’s been growing on me.  Here are a few examples of how I would use purple in my projects. Here’s a hint, It involves a lot of neutrals.


This is definitely a bold color choice for this space, and the unexpected splash of purple makes it a standout.


Here’s another way to use a splash of color and neutrals.  The first two photos also show a nice mix of modern and traditional.  The color actually becomes the modern element in the space.




These last three photos are great examples of how a little bit of color goes a long way.  Don’t you love that chair above?  Don’t worry about filling every nook and cranny of your space.  The chair above works so well because it is allowed to stand alone.  It makes a statement.

In all of the other photos, what makes the spaces work is the  addition of neutral furniture, window treatments and accessories.  The color becomes the focus.  Again, a little bit of color goes a long way and becomes the focus.  Today we’re talking about purple, but this can easily apply to any color, but especially a vibrant hue.

What do you think of purple?  Do you use it in your home?  A little?  A lot?




5 Responses

  1. I do have purple in my home~I collect purple transferware, and that was how it got added to my color palette. My dining room is aqua and white with some purple…its fresh.

  2. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I was on Pinterest and was thinking about how I don’t have much purple in my life but I’m certainly a fan of it lately. Remember last year when the softer lavender color was really hot? Now I feel like the deeper richer color is popular and I must say I love it! How about that huge floor lamp in the living room underneath the glossy purple walls in the dining room? Love those chairs in the living room too.