“Purple – in all variations, from pale to dark – is marvelous! A mixture of red and blue, it’s a perfect accent color (think of irises dotting a field of grass) that performs well as the star of almost any color palette, too. In its paler hues, it’s young, fresh, and feminine; restful in the midrange; and darker tones are great for dining rooms, dens, and dramatic powder rooms.” – designer Elaine Griffin in 2012 Color Made Easy
Purple is a rising star according to the 2012 House Beautiful Color Report. Purple, plum, violet, orchid, or periwinkle. This varied hue is surprisingly versatile and diverse. It’s emblematic of royalty and spirituality. From serious, smoky wine to youthful fuchsia it has a powerful effect on our emotions.
So I thought I’d take a look at two great purple color combinations Plum & Beige vs. Violet & Butterscotch.
Plum & Beige
Combining the depths of plum and warmth of beige can create the perfect sanctuary. Beige is a simple, easy to work with neutral and plum can pack as much of punch as you feel comfortable adding to your space.
Violet and Butterscotch
Creates a spicy space that’s ideal for lively gatherings by pairing the hot hued violet with a warm golden butterscotch.