Photo Gallery: Purple Rooms
See how designers use this on-trend colour.
If drenching a room in bold hues is a big departure from the rest of the room’s decor, ease into the aesthetic by peppering the adjacent hallway with hints of what lies beyond. The foyer’s chalky white walls were chosen for their semblance to an unwashed plum, complementing the predominantly purple palette.
Make over an inexpensive cabinet by outfitting it with a fresh coat of plum paint. Adding purple paisley wallpaper backing and gold hardware creates visual interest.
Set the scene with purple dishes and matte gold flatware. The dark, metallic dinnerware pops against linens in cool grey and lilac. A cornucopia of plums, purple kale and grapes makes a perfect centrepiece.
For a dramatic, saturated look, paint the trim, walls and mantel in the same deep plum-skin purple. Choose furniture in similarly dark shades, like these two-toned velvet armchairs, inky side table and plum-laced area rug. Muted golds and smoky glass accessories reference the warmer colours of a plum’s flesh
Extending the pure purple from the wall to the drapes creates a sumptuous cocooning effect. Incorporate a grey linen chaise by layering it with solid and striped plum velvet pillows and paint a paper shade in a complementary soft grey.
In lieu of fresh flowers, use a vase filled with dried leaves and seed pods for an autumn look. Plum smoked glass and rich wood accessories round out the vignette.
For a space that truly dazzles, choose a sofa in a pattern packed with personality. For more punch, a splashy wall colour, like this dark fuchsia hue, is a bold statement that is sure to make the room memorable. Accents in similar jewel tones — such as the purple velvet pillow and sapphire rug — complement the strong paint colour.
A pleasing palette is created in this modern condo living room with throw pillows in fresh colours, large floral artwork in similar tones and a lilac-grey sofa.