Purple happens to be my favorite color. When I remolded my house I decided I wanted color. I was so afraid to use purple on my walls, thinking that it would clash with other colors, or hard to find furniture to match. What I have found is that purple is a neutral color. You will see designers using blue yellow, even pink but some how miss the purple. I feel that it makes a statement in a home. Whether it be a couch, or purple velvet curtains framing a brightly lit window. When you walk into a room that has purple accents, or a dominate piece it says your brave and you know exactly what you like.
Purple is the color of royalty. When I was visiting New Orleans, I drove around the garden district. The homes in the garden district are large historical homes, big porches, shutters and magnificent gardens. There is a famous author-Anne Rice- who lives there, her home takes up the whole corner block and it is a beautiful shade of purple. She chose it because, it can represent success and wealth. So when decorating or finding pieces to sell I always look to purple to make a statement.
Purple was used significantly in renaissance art. It was used in the clothing, the drapery and the art. Paintings done by Italian artists use a lot of purple, along with Spanish artists also. They used it to make a piece stand out.
Some of my favorite color combinations with purple, is green. The two together is so elegant. Who would ever consider purple elegant? Take a kitchen that dosen’t have much going on, and add something purple and it gives makes the room stand out. Another great way to decorate with purple, is to throw a pillow or two on the couch or chair, it defines the room. So be brave and enjoy the Color Purple.
From our home to yours