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Make Your Room Pop with Purple

In ancient times, purple was a color that symbolized royalty, luxury, elegance and sophistication, and sometimes even magic and mystery. While this rich hue still retains much of its original symbolism, it has recently re-emerged as an “it” color in home décor as a fun and flavorful color often used to add excitement to any space.

There are many different shades and tints of purple, and each option coveys a different mood – from the calm and relaxing feel of lavender to trendy mulberry and whimsical violet, there is a little something for every taste. Here are some helpful hints for adding purple to your room.

Green white and purple living room design Make Your Room Pop with Purple

yellow green and purple modern living room with fireplace Make Your Room Pop with Purple

Often, purple is seen as a feminine color. Indeed, a pastel purple wall and floral print bed comforter is the perfect selection for a little girl’s room. However, some shades of purple can be very masculine if paired with the right accents – such as dark wood furniture with deep gold upholstery. Better yet, some purples are not gender specific at all – making it the perfect color for a room to please two differing tastes.

Eggplant, for example, is a trendy and hip color that can add life to either a stylish in-town loft or simple single-family suburban home.

Purple is also extremely versatile and can act as the dominating color of a room in the form of a wall color reflected in all supporting décor, or in the form of tiny accents. Purple drapery can add a touch of drama to a living room space while a royal purple area rug can add subdued elegance and tranquility to a master bedroom. A red-tinted purple is ravishing when complemented with black and white while a softer purple can be dainty and simple when mixed with cream white.

Take time to sample with purple to find a shade that suits your personality and mood.

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