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23 Purple Paint Colors Our Editors Love

Wow! What color purple is that? The editors of HGTV Magazine are here with their favorite purple paint shades — and tips on how to use them around your house.

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Photo: David Tsay. From: HGTV Magazine.

The Editors' Favorite Purple Paint Colors

Lavender, violet, mauve — oh my! The HGTV Magazine editors are sharing all their favorite purple paint colors — from pretty pastel powder rooms to whimsical front doors and striking entryways. Read on for all the inspiring purple shades the editors love, plus get tips from designers and homeowners on how to use these colors in any room in your home.

(Vanity Paint: Cinder Rose, Farrow & Ball)

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Photo: Jamie Orr. From: HGTV Magazine.

Two Shades of Purple in an Entry

“This dusty mauve and moody purple are such an inviting pair," says homeowner and blogger Jamie Orr. "Painting the darker color on the lower half of the wall and the lighter color on top helps the ceilings appear higher.” (Rosey Glow and Roasted Eggplant, Dutch Boy)

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Photo: Kelli Webber. From: HGTV Magazine.

The Perfect Purple Front Door

“Soft lilac stands out against the cream siding of this house without being too strong — just what the homeowner wanted," says designer and home stager Kelli Webber. "I originally went a shade lighter, but I chose this one knowing the door is in the sun a lot of the time. It’s fresh and new, yet it feels like it’s belonged all along.” (Wisteria, Sherwin-Williams)

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Photo: Miranda Estes. From: HGTV Magazine.

Muted Lavender in a Dreamy Bathroom

“What’s great about this soft violet is that it kind of wants to be gray, so it’s not too sweet," says designer Amanda George. "To find it, I scanned a shower tile with the Sherwin-Williams color-matching tool. Anyone can use it.” (Slate Violet, Sherwin-Williams)

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