Using variations of one colour is a sophisticated approach. In this bedroom violets, from lilac pink to deep aubergine have both masculine and feminine appeal with a bold panel at the head of bed like a swathe of the night sky. On the blush layered bed a harlequin throw exhibits a modern take on patchwork quilting. The geometric shapes pick out the rectangular lines of the abstract design rug below. A panel of ballerina pink curtains at the window softens the strong contrast in tone.
Dare to be, well, daring with a vibrant shot of purple colour. Less risky than bold artwork, upholstery or flooring, a roll of wallpaper is relatively cheap, easy to hang (and change) and quick way to give a scheme pattern, colour and style. The tropical theme doesn’t take itself too seriously – but the fun shouldn’t end there. This patinated brass kingsize bed is the star of the show in this modern space.
As purple is also often associated with Romani traditions it naturally looks the part in eclectic schemes. Classic country pieces are brought up-to-date with the rich chocolate box combination and sumptuous fabrics. Brown, blue, yellow and green are elegantly pulled together and balanced by the blackcurrant silk curtains and super-sized paisley print bed linen.
Purple is a great colour for teens who have grown out of baby pink, but still fancy a girlish look. Intricate patterns and quirky accessories in this vibrant scheme creates a fun folk-style look, which bursts out from the room’s fresh white wall and metal bed frame. Pops of acid green on the shelves add to the fun adolescent style.