Create a grown-up bedroom scheme with a co-ordinating colour palette in midnight blue, deep plum and charcoal. Paint the main wall in a flat, matt shade to showcase the bed and soft furnishings with furniture kept neat and unfussy in a sleek dark wood veneer.
Alternatively, purple can be surprisingly fresh when teamed with crisp white or complementary green and yellow. Accessorise with a soft, quilted throw and zingy cushions while a velvet upholstered chair or headboard adds a little luxury. The uplifting vibrancy will be a pleasure to wake up to.
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.
Go for all-out colour with dramatic painted purple walls as the backdrop for your scheme. With such a bold colour choice, try to keep co-ordinating colours lowkey, with pale flooring, washed wood furniture and a mix of floral, stripes and spot fabrics in a calmer, muted colour palette.