Purple Reigns, the interior design colour of Princes!

Purple Reigns! I’m loving the fact that year’s pantone colour of the year is a shade of purple, Radiant Orchid. I totally love purple as an interior design colour – but what’s your favourite (you can vote later in the blog)…

From dark and dramatic aubergine to fresh and delicate heather, purple is one of the most versatile and yet under used interior design colours, and it is by far my favourite! For me, purple reigns!

Debenhams purple chair on A Passion for Homes


Purple is amazing at mixing with the grey and silver pallet to create glamour, whilst proving a striking contrast with black and gold, it all depends on how dramatic you want to go!

Debenhams bed on A Passion for Homes


If metallics is not for you, then my favourite accent colour with a dark purple is a fresh teal, but other pops of colour can be introduced such as lime green, burnt orange, mustard or a bright pink. Stunning!

Debenhams home accessories on A Passion for Homes


A more subtle colour combination is a shade of heather mixed with taupe and creams, producing a warm and inviting feel, whilst heather with grey gives a contemporary look, even though the furniture has a classic feel.

marksandspencer sofa and heather wall

Marks and Spencer

marksandspencer purple statement chairs and charcoal wall

Marks and Spencer

By painting one feature wall in shades of purple, you can create a dramatic back drop for furniture and accessories.

Debenhams purple interior design A Passion for Homes


For me, the most wonderful textures for purple furniture and/or soft furnishings is velvet or chenille – embodying the regal feel and looking far more expensive than it actually might be! Satin and silk are also beautifully tactile materials that bring out the best in purple.

When thinking of purple as a colour choice in a home, many people think of just bedrooms, but it can look amazing in any room, that’s how versatile it is!

Debenhams purple crockery on A Passion for Homes


Neptune Slipper Bath Albion Bath Company on A Passion for Homes

Neptune Slipper Bath from Albion Bath Company

Neil Lerner Violet Kitchen on A Passion for Homes

Neil Lerner Violet Kitchen

 Personally, my favourite pattern for purple is Baroque, complementing the rich and passionate tones, but any pattern is available for you to choose – from geometries to floral to stripes. You can introduce the regal Prince Purple into your home in so many ways, the most difficult job will be choosing which shade, products and patterns to crown!

So, it’s clear I love purple, but what’s your favourite design colour? Vote now on the blog article here

And don’t forget to join me on the main A Passion for Homes website for more interior design articles, home staging stories, dream homes and property stories and home products – the kettle’s on, so see you there!

Copyright: Jo Ridout, A Passion for Homes

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