Purple is one of those colors that can be either extremely enriching or completely sickening. Used with a metered hand, deep purple can add wealth, richness, a sense of royalty and the exhaled, a bit of mystery and spiritual might to your home or office. It only takes a single, old-skool 80’s style accent wall of deep purple to add an enormous amount of fire and fortitude to your home, or an unusual splash of your signature purple shade to create an emotive vibe in any room of your house.
This single living room wall above lights up an entire room. In gathering spaces, when you use purple be sure to counterbalance it with lots of wood or lots of fresh white to temper its intensity.
Below you will see ways to add a distinct swatch of purple to an unexpected place, like with blinds in a kitchen or on the exterior of a bathroom tub. Incidentally, claw foot tubs painted in rich colors are my favorite bathroom design element!
You theoretically can paint an entire room in purples, just beware of the deep shades that can turn your room into a cave.
Now, if you are thinking elegant simplicity, why not just paint a section of all the walls in a room, in a classical manner?
I find royal purples to be such useful hues for bringing out the individuality in my clients who need to be more assertive or self-actualized that I could say the color has a bit of “magic” in its makeup. Even if you write your dreams in a deep violet journal, wear purples neck ties, use violet mascara instead of jet black or get a plum colored harness and leash for your puppy, you are infusing your world with the unusual, the slightly outside-of-the-box and the mysteriously inspiring energy of majesty. Enjoy! xoxo Dana