When I was about 10 years old, my mom remembers me showing her a picture of my dream bedroom decorated almost entirely in the brightest purple. I like to think I've come along way since then!
In the old days, we called it purple. These days you are a lot more likely to hear decorators refer to berry, grape, plum or aubergine. Or possibly, violet, lilac and lavender.
I don't have any purple in my home, but after seeing all these pictures, perhaps I need to change that. A good way to introduce purple is with slipcovers. If you tire of the colour, it can easily be changed.
These linen slipcovers are just gorgeous!
More lovely examples.
I don't think I've ever seen a purple kitchen before. What do you think? A bit much maybe?
Perhaps purple is better in smaller doses...
...such as cushions or a pretty rug.
I love this colour combination.
A tablecloth is an easy way to add a bit of purple, inside...
Another way of introducing purple is on your walls.
It can vary from the palest lilac...
...to a stronger lavender....
...to a rich grape (or is it aubergine)...
...or even a deep indigo.
...or how about a purple ceiling?
Purple upholstery makes a lovely statement.
You could even paint your furniture purple. A bit too bright for me I think!
Mmmm, this one is better.
You can introduce it into your bedroom with a throw....
or some pretty curtains.
If this is all too much of a commitment for you perhaps you could just introduce purple in your flower arrangements...
or perhaps just keep it in your garden where nature does it best of all.
Till next time
Sharon xImages: 1,2, 5, 16 House Beautiful, 3, 9, 11, 21 Decorpad, 4. John Saladino via Veranda, 6, 8, 17, 24, 28,30,31 Unknown, 7, 14 Tumblr, 10 Nina Campbell, 12 endomental.com, 13 decorations.net, 15 interiorphilosophy.blogspot.com, 18 Steven Gambrel 19 beeinteriors.blogspot.com, 20 Ideal Home, 22 lapouyette, 23 Elle Decor, 25 sharpmindsthinkalike.blogspot, 26 Pinterest, 27 Flickr, 29 thedrillhallemporium.blogspot