I’m loving the fact that this year’s pantone colour of the year is a shade of purple, Ultra Violet. I adore purple as an interior design colour – but what’s your favourite?
From dark and dramatic aubergine to fresh and delicate heather, purple is one of the most versatile and yet under used interior design colours.
Purple is amazing at mixing with the grey and silver pallet to create glamour, whilst proving a striking contrast with black and gold, it all depends on how dramatic you want to go!
If metallic is not for you, then my favourite accent colour with a dark purple is a teal, but other pops of colour can be introduced such as lime green, orange, mustard or even bright pink.
A more subtle colour combination is a shade of heather mixed with taupe and creams, producing a warm and inviting feel, whilst heather with grey gives a contemporary look, even though the furniture has a classic feel.
In my opinion one the most wonderful textures for purple furniture and/or soft furnishings is velvet or chenille – embodying the regal feel and looking far more expensive than it actually might be.
When thinking of purple as a colour choice in a home, many people think of just bedrooms, but it can look amazing in any room. By painting one feature wall in a shade of purple, you can create a dramatic back drop for furniture and accessories. If a feature wall isn’t your thing try adding subtle furniture pieces or accessories with a pattern which incorporates purple. For example tartan, floral or damask.
You can introduce purple into your home in so many ways, the most difficult job will be choosing which shade, products and patterns to choose.