Bold Color Inspirations: Velvet Rhapsodies

Bold Color Inspirations: Velvet Rhapsodies

May 25, 2010
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Every day this week we're highlighting the top five color trends we're seeing in our Apartment Therapy archive. If you're drawn to the richness of worn leather, dark antique wood, and the sensual texture and color of jewel tone velvets, then you'll love today's home color trend, with its deep purples, heritage blues and teals. Not suited for those carefree, light-footed souls, these rooms are dark and brooding, yet still full of depth and character. Check out our Valspar paint color picks below to help you get this look for yourself.

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There's a reason that purple is the color of kings. Even painting one wall has the effect of making a whole room feel expensive, like Rachel and Damian's Chromatic Casa. Try your hand at it with Valspar's Cosmic Berry 4001-10C and Shaded Lake 5011-9 as an accent.



Teal is a striking color, and it makes the perfect counterbalance to rich browns and espressos, as evidenced in Beth's living room. Get the look with Valspar's Monteray Bay Teal 5004-10C and Rich Chocolate 1005-9A.



Sapphire blue is hauntingly peaceful, in a deep draw-you-in-and-don't-let-go kind of way, like you're drowning in an ocean. Kristen's loft gets it just right, and you can, too, with Valspar's Peek-a-Boo Blue in 4007-10C and Classic Red 1009-2, as an occasional accent.



We love the color of Trish's living room: it's a cross between brown and wine, and it looks fantastic paired with yellow, red, and a touch of turquoise. Get the look with Valspar's Rare Wine 1011-9 and Yellow Chimes 3011-1.



Red velvet is alluring and sensual, as Melissa knows, since she painted her wall color to to match her vintage ruby red velvet chairs. To get this bold look, try Valspar's Bright Red 1010-2 paired with Brown Velvet 1011-10.



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