Juicy Plum: Glam Up Your Home With This Rich Purple

This bold, saturated hue can add instant drama to any space. Get 14 tips and ideas for decorating with plum.

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September 02, 2016
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Plum Purple Color Palette

A pop of vibrant plum can make just about any room look more alluring. Pair it with soft gray, lavender and blue for a chic, sophisticated color scheme.

Mouthwatering Walls

Evoking that first bite into a perfectly ripe piece of fruit, this rich purple looks luscious on walls. In this home office, a plum-colored backdrop is paired with a clean-lined desk and grayscale artwork, letting the hue take center stage.

Moody Hue

Rich purple walls instantly create a sense of depth and drama in a space, as seen in this contemporary home office. Neutral furniture, blond hardwood floors and lots of natural light prevent the room from feeling too dark.

A Small Touch

Not ready to paint an entire room in this bold color? Start with a smaller element, like a front door, to brighten a neutral entryway.

Glam Seating

A pair of plum-colored velvet chairs adds instant drama to this white living room. Touches of gold further elevate the room's glamour.

Brightened Up

To prevent plum-colored walls from feeling too dark, offset them with lighter-colored furniture and metallic accents. A white and gold bookshelf is the perfect accent piece in this bedroom. 

Chic Palette

Looking to liven up a neutral room? Just add plum! A few accents in this high-impact hue is all it takes to add depth and interest to this gray and white living room.

Bold Combo

Plum is vibrant enough to stand on its own, but it can also be paired with other intense colors for added drama. In this transitional dining room, two plum-colored chairs sit atop a turquoise rug. The blue and purple stripes on the curtains help unify the palette.

Unexpected Scheme

Plum also pairs beautifully with burnt orange, as seen in this stylish bedroom. This rich color combo is evocative of fall.

Bright and Cheerful

When paired with bright greens and yellows, plum looks ready for spring.

Vintage Style

Plum-colored walls perfectly set the tone for this quirky bar, which also features wallpaper depicting pin-up girls, an art deco-era mirror from Paris and a Japanese puffer fish pendant light.

On-Trend Lounge

Inspired by Marsala, Pantone’s 2015 color of the year, the designer of this lounge area chose a rich wine color and worked it in to every detail of the room, from the walls to the nailhead trim on the tailored sofa. The result is a warm, relaxing space perfect for enjoying a drink.

Punchy Pillows

Plum really pops when paired with other saturated tones. Here, a deep charcoal gray sofa comes alive with throw pillows in plum, teal and yellow.

Defining the Room

A large floral-inspired area rug in a rich shade of plum defines the living area in this open-concept loft. The designer kept the main furniture neutral, but added vibrancy to the space with accents in fuchsia, purple, blue and pink.

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