Color Trend: A New Look at Lavender

Often considered the color of refinement and elegance, lavender is fast becoming one of this year's favorite color trends.

  • Lavender is the perfect choice when trying to create a feminine atmosphere. For this bedroom, the light purple is combined with white and black for a sophisticated look.
  • Gray walls set the backdrop for this suite, which is finished with varying shades of purple, including our new favorite: lavender. Luxurious bedding, silky draperies and antique furniture make this room a romantic getaway.
  • The soft shade of lavender is reinvigorating, making it the perfect shade for a dining and living room combination. Not only does it stimulate conversation, but it can also help you have more fun in your relationships.
  • Lavender also works well as an accent color, if an entire purple room isn't your style. The green toile wallpaper of this guest bedroom is offset by the elegant, white bedding, and for a pop of color, the homeowner adds a lovely lavender throw.
  • Lavender is, of course, the perfect hue for a little girl's room. Floral print bedding and window treatments create a romantic atmosphere, and the built-in bookcases and window seat provide strong architectural elements to the room.
  • When paired with the bright shades of orange and pink, lavender can act as a neutral backdrop. The bold color palette is the perfect setting for contemporary furnishings and sleek accessories.
  • Lavender may be elegant and feminine, but it can also be used to boost creativity. It's ideal for a living room, where people work, play and relax. In this living room, lavender walls are paired with brown and tan to create a contemporary, yet earthy color palette. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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