If someone were to ask me if I like the color purple, I would say, “it’s ok”. Nothing too enthusiastic. Yet, when I look at my house, what do I see…purple, when I look at my gardens, what do I see…purple! I think the term purple gets a bad rap, don’t you? My first instinct is to think of an ugly, intense Minnesota Vikings purple — eeek! Do you think that too? What is it about the Vikings color that makes me wrinkle up my nose? I guess if I look more closely, the colors I am surrounded by are more lavender, desaturated and dusty purple, fuchsia, etc. With every color, there are so many variations that I think it is truly difficult to say you “hate” a color. Oh really, you say, even Vikings purple…yes, even Vikings purple. We all have our favorites that truly speak to us, and mesh with our “color comfort zone”. Honestly, there are no colors I hate, as long as they are used appropriately whether that be the proportion, the environment, the combinations, the application (not a football jersey), etc. Every color deserves 15 minutes of fame!!!
Let’s look at some rooms where purple, and variations of the hue, really reign (pun totally intended)!