Color Code: Punched-Up Purple
How to use purple:
1. Purple can stand on its own, but if you're dying to add in another hue, pair it with hunter green (which looks rich) or coral (for a playful contrast).
2. Testing out the monochromatic look? Add interest by mixing in different textures, like a velvety couch or silk lampshades.
3. For a more elegant, understated vibe, skew toward grayish purples and eggplants. They're brilliant for a dining room, living room, or even a chic, not-your-standard office.
Designer Colleen McGill's tip for replicating this look: Paint your existing cabinets with a super-high-gloss lavender-blue.
Purple room inspiration:
Don't be afraid of a really deep purple, says this room's designer, Steven Gambrel.
Pick your paint:
Clockwise from top left:
Benjamin Moore, Lavender Ice 2069-60
Sherwin-Williams, Wisteria SW-6822
Benjamin Moore, Majestic Violet 2068-10