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Using purple in your living room, whether that be on the walls, in the furniture, or simply as an accent colour, can add a rich sophisticated and modern look to your space. The first thing to decide is whether you wish to go bold, by using a deep or vibrant purple, or more subtle, by using a soft light violet or pastel lilac shade.
If you are currently decorating your living room, or maybe just considering it, you may be interested in these other blog articles that we have written: This first living room design shows just how well different shades of purple and pink can work together to create a cohesive decorative finish.
The sumptuous deep aubergine sofa sits perfectly against the soft purple of the painted wall behind, while the regal pink armchair and cushions complement the colour combination perfectly. Finally, the addition of the white cushions with flashes of all the colour accents within the room, is a nice touch that brings the whole scheme together.
When it comes to room interiors, silver and purple are a classic colours due to their rich opulent look, especially when paired together. The extravagant chandelier, large detailed mirror and coffee table all carry an elegant silver finish, whilst the bold feature wall and curtains possess the same shade of purple. The floral wallpaper alone is a bold statement to make in this relatively small living space. Most people may be tempted to pare this down with white or cream neutral furniture, but that is not the case here !
These beautiful purple and yellow flowers show how nature uses this pairing of colours together impeccably. Another great example of how well purple and gold work together in harmony, creating this luxurious but comfortable and cosy living space.
It just goes to show that it is not always about adding bold colours to walls, ceilings or skirting boards whilst keeping the furniture neutral.
This room turns that theory on its head and it is a triumph of cool modern design. A large neutral grey sofa has been used as the main focus of this room, with the main splashes of colour coming from the purple and grey striped wallpaper, footstool and gold seat cover. The colour combinations of grey, gold, purple and lavender in the furniture, wallpaper and accessories all work in perfect unity, creating an elegant style in this stunning living room.
I really love the deep blue tone of the wall colour in this traditional Mediterranean style bedroom design. The basis of this bedrooms interior design is, without doubt, the feature teal and violet walls which butt crisply against each other in the corner of this room.
The light blue of the furniture components compliment the walls perfectly and add a nice colourful contrast. The space is finished with a simple navy blue seat and accents of the teal and lavender in the rug and bedding, tying the whole theme together. Although very bright and colourful, the royal blue, green, red and purple have been used in just the right mix. A neutral wooden flooring has been used throughout so as not to add yet another colour into the mix, nicely finishing off the bedroom space.
Any girl would adore this large and airy pink and purple bedroom, especially with the amount of space that is available to play and run around in. Purple and orange are a winning colour combination for a younger boys bedroom.
These images of a beautiful butterfly and stunning purple and orange flowers show just how well, when paired together, these colour combinations work in nature as they do in home interiors.
This space is a typical size and shape for many of us today and this example shows how you can add colour to create elegance and take your room to another level.
From a design point of view there is definitely more that can be done, but as far as colours are concerned, the lilac and plum combo on the walls works perfectly. Carrying on this theme is the purple chair cover and rug which equalise the colour balance.
Mint is a cool, calming colour which works best in a bathroom setting as opposed to other rooms in the home.