Colors that Complement Purple

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 1:54 PM

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Purple is associated with royalty, mystery, and peace. According to research, people who decorate with purple are more likely to declare their home makes them happy. 

So why not decorate with purple? If purple is your favorite color, or you’re looking to spruce up your space with touches of lavender or plum, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this versatile hue into your decor. Keep reading to discover why purple is a great choice!

Purple-Friendly Colors
There are decorating ideas to suit every level of purple commitment. If you are ready to go all-in, we will discuss painting some walls purple and then decorating the room accordingly. On the other hand, we have great ideas for accenting your home if you are still deciding whether to make the leap. Either way, here are some perfect purple pairings:

Combining purple and gray should be easy without redesigning your home, especially since gray continues to be a trending color in home decor. Purple is a vibrant color that pairs well with cool tones of gray. For example, if you have gray furniture, you can paint a purple wall (or all of them) for a bright, new look. You can also purchase some purple furniture or accent pieces to avoid painting your walls.

Orange or Pink
Because they are adjacent colors on the spectrum, pink and orange work well with purple. A combination of purple and orange or pink can create a happy vibe that inspires joy. In a purple room, pink and orange accents allow the purple to shine while complementing it well.

Pairing purple walls with black accents is an excellent choice for a modern look. It creates a deep vibe without darkening your space, as light purple complements black. However, if you want to pair a deeper shade of purple with black, add a few cream or pale pink accents to keep the room from feeling too dark. Throw pillows or blankets are a great way to add accent color without overpowering the space.

Lime Green
For ages, purple and lime green have been a common color combination, especially when decorating a child’s room. If you love the look of this combination (but don’t have kids), experiment with darker purples paired with lime green for a contemporary vibe. The two colors are very different and demand attention when paired together.

Combining purple with mustard or yellow colors has traditionally been associated with royalty. As we have already mentioned, purple is bold, so it works well with a bright color like yellow. However, this color combination requires some planning. The key is balance – you can have yellow walls and purple furniture or purple walls and yellow accents. You can decide based on your style, but you will be delighted with the results.

Light Blue
Light blue is the best way to incorporate purple into your home decor. Combining light blues with purple can give your home a country or traditional feel, but it will still be unique and original. For example, a simple lamp in baby blue with a bright purple shade will bring life to the space and add a splash of color.

Although purple and bronze may not be your first choice when decorating with purple, this combination is very popular. The addition of a bronze accent can bring a little drama to the space and add some excitement to the atmosphere. Additionally, you can use lighter shades of purple with bronze tones— you just have to experiment a bit to find the right combination.

Taupe is a neutral color you probably already have in your home. However, there are so many shades of purple – including plum, grape, or burgundy – you can find one that complements the taupe in your home. Pairing purple with taupe creates a sophisticated and chill vibe.

People tend to avoid purple as a home decor color because, most of the time, people aren’t sure which colors go well with it. For this reason, purple is not the most popular or obvious choice for decorating. However, purple goes well with several other colors — more than you may realize. With some planning and experimenting, you can find endless ways to incorporate purple into your home decor. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your color choices; you won’t regret it.

Trust Stanford Painting
Looking for the perfect paint to complement your favorite color or accent piece? Call on your friends and experts at Stanford Painting! We can help you select the best interior paint to meet your design needs.

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