Friday, June 12, 2015
LavenderUnique, daring, and contemporary, this bedroom uses a bright, pastel shade of lavender liberally in the space. A light, bare wooden floor offers a tad of warmth and a black-and-white rug serves as an accent piece.EggplantPaired with beige, off-white, and warm neutral colors, this almost brownish shade of purple -- eggplant purple, some would call it -- will lend an elegant and relaxing feel to a room. Opt to use it as an accent color using pillows, blankets, or curtains for a rich, heady, but soothing atmosphere.WisteriaA soft, pastel Wisteria paired with white and light, subtle grays make for a soothing retreat. Use soft, ambient lighting for the full effect.PlumGo baroque by using horizontal plum stripes on the walls and beige floral textures and patterns on the sheets and curtains.MauveThere's a hint of Morrocan flair in this ensemble with light mauve walls, sheets, and patterned carpet. Use satin sheets for that luxurious and exotic feel, and throw in some browns and a violet accent piece to round things out.VioletRich, reddish wooden furniture and trimmings, a beige wall, a soft gray carpet, and a striped violet bed: no repainting, no redecorating necessary -- just use a comforter, a blanket, and a couple of pillowcases to add that pop of purple to your room.