Going out on a limb with purple

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The last few issues of Elle Decor and House Beautiful have been full of beautiful color schemes, and many of these have featured the color purple.  Maybe it's just a sign of the change of seasons, but personally I hope it sticks around.  I love a muted lavender, it's so soft and it adds a subtle dash to neutral spaces.
Designer Amanda Nisbett featured at Knotting Hill Interiors blog


Interior Designer Grant K.Gibson in Elle Decor
P.S. Would you have the courage to paint your door and trim that color?




The two unfortgettable images above are from John Saladino in Veranda


Madeline Weinrib's ads feature a purple palette


and Nick Olsen delighted us with this purple accented apartment in House Beautiful.



Hmmm... when Pantone announces the 2012 color of the  year, my money's going to be on a shade of purple.  What do you think?

14 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

I hope that purple is here to stay too, Kim. I also love the muted purples. Actually I love muted colors, especially in art.
Have great day.
Teresa
xoxo

Sharon Dowling@house58blog.com said...

I have been loving what I am seeing, too. I have added a few touches of lavender to my living room. The degree of depth it brought pleasantly surprised me. Great pics!
Sharon

The enchanted home said...

Haven't seen purple look this delicious in a looooong time!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I've been adding purple elements to my house recently so I too hope this trend sticks around for a while.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

I love those John Saladino images and the Amanda Nesbit ceiling! Beautiful spaces. It seems like the hot color these days!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

Check out the Zhush's pop of purple Mondays. She is great!

Great rooms.

Jenny Castle Design said...

I love that purple painted ceiling, great inspiration and also a reminder not to forget the potential a ceiling holds.

Kerri said...

I'd never been a big fan of purple, but lately that's been changing. I'm working on a purple, yellow and white abstract as we speak, so things have obviously turned the corner! K x

Haus and Home said...

That purple ceiling is insane. Love the curtains and the perfect boxwoods too.

Ispirato Design said...

Too funny- I did a color consult today and specified a beautiful shade of purple for a powder room. I'll be posting about it when it's done. Great inspiration photos!

The Remnant Room said...

Love the 1st image of the porch! That ceiling color is so wonderfully unexpected!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Honestly, I never liked purple very much, but lately I've been learning to like it. Especially in decor.

Toronto Basement Renovations said...

It's so gorgeous, looking so great. Your color combination is awesome. Color combination plays an important role in interior design as it helps create the ambience of a home.

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today, Kim! I've heard whispers that Pantone's colour of the year might be a fresh orange, but they've definitely been connected to a tone of purple, too... if I could choose one, it would be purple, hands down! I've always loved purple, but orange is starting to work for me, too...
Sheila