Purple is a hugely versatile colour. It has always been a much-loved colour and has a timeless appeal. In its darkest shades it is a rich, striking colour, while lighter shades can bring the same restful quality to decorating schemes as blues but with less risk of making a room scheme feel too cold. Suitable for all decorating styles, purple is a very flexible colour which can have either a masculine or feminine feel, according to the shade and style of the scheme. A deep, strong purple, has a masculine look while mixing a trio of lighter shades, has a definite feminine feel.
Here are some inspirational ways to use purple in the home:
Modern Day Living
This medium tone purple works well with either neutral or darker shades
Using warm darker colours in a a room with little or no natural light creates a dramatic, yet intimate atmosphere
Using a darker purple on the woodwork will create a strong contemporary feel and make the room look bigger
Keep delicate purples and subdued blue-greys fresh by combining with brighter colours – try Brassica with Stone Blue on ceilings
Using a darker purple in the hallway will make your other rooms seem lighter and more airy
A More Subtle Hallway
Using a strong purple shade like Brinjal beneath the dado rail can add a more subtle regal touch. The stair-runner continues the purple theme along the edges and up the stairs.