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.
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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