Senior market editor Kai Ethier shares which hue she’s crushing on right now.
Beloved for its sweet and soft presence, lilac is popping up in fashion and gracing our interiors this spring. A softer take on celestial purples, this vibrant pink-purple brightens up rooms without overwhelming, delivering an unexpected hit of gentle color.
How To Make A Big Statement
Feeling deliciously sweet, this playful kitchen by
Naked Kitchens features lavender and plum cabinets warmed up with modern oak panelling.
Photographer: Courtesy of Naked Kitchens
Designer: Naked Kitchens
For a more muted look, smoky lilac walls act as a neutral in this
trad dining room. The subtle pop of color enhances the beauty of the millwork and elegant arched ceilings, and is picked up in the carpet.
Photographer: Virginia Macdonald
Source: House & Home December 2017
Designer: Katherine Newman
Designer Shirley Meisels added a large lilac rug to soften the look of the dining room’s angular furniture and charcoal gray palette.
Photographer: Kim Jeffrey
Source: House & Home April 2016
Designer: Shirley Meisels
How To Make A Small Statement
A pop of lilac adds personality to any space — try adorning your bed with linen sheets in this soft shade.
Source: I Love Linen
French Linen Sheet Set in Lilac, from approx. $275,
If you want to incorporate lilac into your home without committing to new bedding, opt for cheerful tabletop accessories (and even a sprig of lilac) instead. It will immediately give your table a fresh spring feel!
Photographer: Angus Fergusson
Source: House & Home May 2014
Lilac looks equally lovely when paired with other pastel shades. Experiment with a gallery wall, like these dreamy cloud prints by Max Wanger.
Photographer: Stephani Buchman
Source: House & Home April 2020
Designer: Architecture and design by StudioAC; Interior decorating by Quinn Cooper