Purple Colour inspiration
Today we want to talk about an often forgotten colour in interior schemes, purple!
As much as we generally like purple in a bunch of flowers or in a punnet of berries, we find it difficult to use purple in interiors. But we love it!
Purple is the color of mystery, magic and fairy tales but has also been associated with royalty, indulgence and privilege. I must say when I looked around my home, the only place I found purple was in my necklaces love the amethyst!), bangles, fabrics and clothing.
In Victorian times, mauve and lavender were colours of half-mourning and are still today associated with women of a certain age although younger generations are using lighter shades of lilac.
When used in an interior scheme, stay away from pinkish lavender tones, unless you want to paint a wall in your baby’s nursery. Rather consider using grey-toned, bluish lilac, and mulberry shades, then layer them with sage or greenish greys.
But decorating should be an extension of oneself, so don’t be afraid to use unexpected shades as an injection of colour where it is least expected and it will put a smile back on your face! Look around you for inspiration.
A piece of raw amethyst is the best example. If you look at it closely it has hues from pinkish lavender to deep violet and even golden shades on the outside. So you can copy that in your interior scheme adding metallic (gold, copper) or glass accessories to your purple scheme.
Purple is everywhere in nature from the underside of a leaf to a vibrant beetroot so by bringing botanical prints in wall papers or into your scatter cushions, you can feel some connection with nature again.