Purple Bedrooms Ideas
The color of kings, purple can turn your bedroom into a lush retreat.
Purple is the color of royalty and richness, and it hints at passion as well as spirituality. If you love the idea of using purple in your bedroom, you have a wide range of shades from which to choose.
This formal sitting room features shoes as art and mirrored panels that draw the eye to an amethyst-colored ceiling.
Designer Claire Paquin installed patterned draperies in rust, amethyst and light blue and carried these colors throughout the room. Paired with the creamy neutrals, this color scheme gives the room a sense of warmth and sophistication.
An upholstered bed in a fun shade of lilac creates a colorful focal point in this girl's bedroom. Bold pillows atop crisp, white bedding tie in with a chevron-patterned rug.
Chic Lounge Space
Against a purple wall, a white shelving unit provides sharp contrast, coordinating with a small, white table flanked by two velvet chairs in regal amethyst.
Custom, royal purple beds with tufted headboards steal the show in this transitional guest bedroom. Grasscloth wallpaper creates a soothing backdrop for the space while adding texture to the walls.
Taking inspiration from Pantone's Colors of the Year, rose, gray-blue and purple tones create a calming atmosphere in this contemporary dining room.
A turquoise desk with a purple tufted side chair and patterned accent wall work together to provide a sense of playfulness to this home office. Especially noteworthy is the purple "bubble" chandelier that immediately catches the eye.
You aren't limited to the bright purple often found in teen-age girls' bedrooms. A dark eggplant shade or a dusky purple-gray can turn a master bedroom suite into a sophisticated retreat. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does—but without the risk of feeling chilly. A soothing pastel lavender is a great choice for a nursery. You can also mix shades in varying degrees of intensity to create a layered or textured effect.
Kids love purple, and that may have an added benefit: Some research shows that purple stimulates brain activity, which can be helpful during study time. The color can be used in a masculine or feminine decor, depending on the shade chosen and what furnishings and accent colors are also used.
Match dark purple or plum with silver to create a princess look in a girl's bedroom. For a more masculine look, pair purple with brown. A rich shade of purple paired with dark wood or black furniture creates an air of sophistication and works well with contemporary or Art Deco furnishings in a teen's or adult's room. And nothing says "royal" like a room adorned in purple with gold touches.
If you like a decorating style that is truly cutting-edge, try mixing purple and red. For a more subtle, earthy look that works well with natural wood furniture, choose a soft green with purple accents.
Indeed, purple makes a great accent color. As a secondary color, it adds depth to a room's decor. Try purple throw pillows, area rugs, drapes or lamps in a white bedroom to add a pop of color with a contemporary flair. Touches in a rich violet can add warmth to a room with a mostly neutral palette.
If you're unsure about going all out with purple, start small: Pick a shade of purple that you like and paint just one wall, or keep your color pop to bed linens and accessories. With a neutral backdrop, simply adding a comforter, pillows and window treatments in purple can turn your room into a purple paradise. Eventually, you may find your taste for purple leading you to bring more of it into your personal space.
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