Published by Naomie Whitely, Feb 19, 2017
Purple is royal, feminine and eccentric. People who love purples are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive. With such beautiful personality, that person deserves the best in everything, including the a beautiful purple living room.
If you happen to be that person who is designing a purple living room but don’t have any idea of what kind of purple you should use to paint the living room walls (because you know, basically you’re crazy about all shades of purple), here are some designer’s tips about the best shades of purple to make your living room beyond fabulous.
As the name implies, aubergine is a dark purple color like that of eggplant. Despite the beauty and elegance of the color, most homeowners are afraid to use aubergine for their living room walls because it’s dark. But it’s actually an easy color to use, because has blue and red and green embedded in it, and you can pull any of them out. The color goes well with celadon, a willow-green color, and you can consider to place some furniture in such color. Add a balance by painting the trim bright white.
2) Dark purple
This color is as dark as midnight sky, and if you love the color but hesitate to use it to paint living room walls, you still can have it as accents, such as for the door or window frames. Dark purple in living room brings has a sense of mystery and a little bit of sexiness. It effortlessly feels rich and luxurioys. So, if you tired with beige-on-beige in the living room, maybe it’s time to break some rules and let the dark purple in.
Orchid purple is beautiful and feminine, and it could be the perfect purple color for your living room’s walls. It’s a happy, soothing color, paler than lavender, and kind of neutral so it makes the decoration easier. You can fill the purple painted living room with white furniture and silver accents in vintage or modern style, according to your desire. Even though the orchid purple goes well with white furnishing, don’t be afraid to use bare wood furniture or dark mahonagy ones because they’re just as beautiful.
Violet is a dreamy and bold color, but not too sweet. It’s a perfect purple color for your living room, either for walls or furniture and accessories. If you paint the living room walls with violet, consider to use a light grey for the trim to balance the look and make it more sophisticated.
5) Pale lilac
Pale lilac or widely known as lavender is a gorgeous color to paint your living room. The color is soothing and comforting, with a hint of gray that makes it looks calm. Mix your lavender-painted living room with furniture and accessories in navy or olive green. Because this color is so soft and tender, you can match it with any printed textiles. Walls painted in lavender also make a great place to hang some artworks.