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I'm surprising myself with a colour I've been using a bit more than I normally would: purple, and all shades of it. Violet, mauve, lilac, raisin, you name it. I think it's because it looks great with grey — it adds a feminine and sophisticated touch to often cold tones of grey. Plus, it enlivens a grey room without adding too much colour. What's your favourite shade of purple?

For more inspiration, see our Purple Rooms photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. House & Home December 2010 issue, photography by Michael Graydon
2. House & Home April 2011 issue, photography by Joanna Helli


Cameron MacNeil

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