Adding Purple to Rooms

Adding Purple to Rooms

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Janel Laban
Jul 14, 2010

We just did a roundup of NEW purple pieces for your home - it's a color that is coming on strong. But, it's also one that people tend to think might be hard to work with. Here are some examples of a full range of the color looking lovely and liveable …

...in rooms all designed by the firm From the Desk of Lola.

Shown above, left to right:

1. The purple in this room adds a little sense of drama to an otherwise casual space. The banquette cushions in lavender and the deeper rosy shade in the carpet look unexpected and a bit exotic.

2. A pair of plummy sidechairs add to the slightly art deco feel of this sitting room. This combo of black, gold and plum is one that is retro in a way that we haven't seen in a while, so it's fresh all over again.

3. A kids room tends to be the one place that people feel comfortable adding color. This is a good example of how an unexpected color/texture combo, such as the grape soda-y shag rug makes a room with very neutral walls and flooring immediately feel super colorful and offbeat.

4. You'd feature more than one shade of blue, why not purple? A mix of purples makes things even more interesting in this bedroom. The hardedged blue-ish purple super graphic is a great counterpoint to the reddish-purple ethnic bedspread.

5. Now we'll admit, THIS is a commitment. Tiling of any color is a big decision, but this is a great example of going with an unusual choice. The payoff is a look that is fresh and fun, instead of basic and clinical (modern bathrooms sometimes can come off that way). The white fixture looks great against this magenta-ish purple and the orange towels are a perfect choice to set off and brighten up the whole room.

Check out more great rooms at: From the Desk of Lola

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