Happy birthday to my fellow Aquarians! To celebrate February I want to sing the praises of amethyst, lavender, and all things purple.
Purple is a playful color, and no doubt can affect a persons mood. See how lavender works in nature?
Paired with navy blue in this bedroom, purple is serious and soothing at the same time. If that’s too much color for you, tone it down by limiting the colors to bedding accents and keeping the rest of the space neutral.
Paired with other tertiary colors, purple takes on a formal but eclectic vibe in this living room. A similar sofa can be found at Z Gallerie.
Do you find too much purple overwhelming? You’re not alone.
Add some purple with colorful, original artwork or accessories for a subtle hint of soothing purple goodness.
Amethyst is my birthstone, and it’s most common ancient application was to prevent drunkenness, which clearly I will need on my birthday! High rollers can check out the Robert Amethyst table lamp. Affordable options include amethyst tea-light and candle holders available at Vivaterra.
Purple and yellow are opposites on the color wheel, which means they are best friends in real life.
When pairing these two colors in a room remember: let one be Oprah and one be Gayle King. Pair a strong purple with a subtle yellow and vice versa to get the best results.
Purple isn’t practical. It’s delightfully impractical. Enjoy it with reds and oranges to imbue your space with a sense of warmth and originality.
I hope that I have opened the door to further discussion about what the color purple can add to both your interior and your attitude.