Fabulous Purple Pairings

Purple has long been my favorite (or one of my very favorite) colors. It’s vibrant and versatile and offers so many options with its various shades. If you branch out from purple a bit you have plum, which is sophisticated and lavender, which is soothing. I wanted to share some great color pairings to inspire you to use purple in your home. Inspiration is really found everywhere if you keep your eyes open!

It takes a keen eye to combine this many patterns and colors, but this lavender and red room is grounded by a few cream items and it works well because red is used as the dominant color with lavender playing second fiddle. I’m not sure about the green in the artwork, but overall I’d love to spend an afternoon reading in this room.

 {What a happy space. Lavender and red play well off of each other. From:  Country Living .}

{What a happy space. Lavender and red play well off of each other. From: Country Living.}

When in doubt look outside in your garden for inspiration. Mother Nature doesn’t make color mistakes! Purple and orange are a bold color combination so when using them inside make careful decisions but have fun — these two colors scream “fun” after all!

 {Let nature be your color inspiration. From:  The French Bouquet. }

{Let nature be your color inspiration. From: The French Bouquet.}

This berry purple shade pairs so well with a bold, cobalt blue, as shown in these bridesmaid dresses. This combo could come into a room via art or a pillow and then the rest of the room could play off of that stunning pairing. A powder room is a great place to play with color. Maybe wallpaper with these colors would be a wonderful fit for a small bathroom in your home?

 {This bright and bold color combination would work well in a family room or entry space. From:  The Knot .}

{This bright and bold color combination would work well in a family room or entry space. From: The Knot.}

This plum and grey room is very soothing and warm compared to the bold color pairings above. Consider the feeling you want in your room and select you colors accordingly. I would love to see a pattern on the chandelier shade or maybe a chandelier without a shade in this space. A great spot for a glass of wine and conversation with friends!

 {This plum and grey living space is sleek yet soothing. From:  Lush Home .}

{This plum and grey living space is sleek yet soothing. From: Lush Home.}

This color combination chart is a great guide for pairing purples with various other colors. This could inspire an outfit, room or printed pieces. What a great look at some of the possibilities!

Purple Color Palette Scheme Combinations Pairings April Force Pardoe Interiors

How have you paired purple in your home? What shade and with what other colors? What color combination would you love to try? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

Happy decorating!

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