Purple's one of those colors most people are only daring enough to try in small doses, and for good reason: It's bold. You worry you might get sick of it after a while. But the color also gives a room personality. In a world of generic, -perfect homes, purple stands out — in any shade. Scroll down, and you'll become a believer. We'll even ease you into it, starting out with paler, softer tones.
Then, once you're rethinking every room in your house, you've got to check out these totally-not-babyish purple bedrooms for even more inspo.
Both the walls and ceiling in this Southern study feature amethyst paint. Brighter pops of purple on the sofa and Christopher lamp give it a little contrast, so it doesn't feel too muted.
Mauve is almost like a neutral, with hints of gray that let it work with a number of color schemes. In this Atlanta home, mellow mauve walls reflect they gray, cherry table beautifully.
You don't need coffee when you wake up to this view. In this East Village apartment, bold purple infuses rooms and halls with a jolt of energy.
Wine walls are flattering, warm, and lively. Over seven coats of lacquer create this mirror-like sheen.
This cool shade of purple looks fresh when mixed with modern pieces. It's the subtle way to incorporate purple into your space.
A Romano mirror picks up the purple in a Manhattan apartment. This space is bookended with a faux-zebra rug and statement light.
Deep without being dark, a rich, true purple makes an unforgettable first impression in the entryway of a colorful Massachusetts home.
In an apartment decorated in shades of red and blue, doses of soft purple help unify the palette.
A glossy finish makes the wine-purple cabinets in the kitchen of a New York apartment look ultra glam. Plus, wiping off any spills would be a breeze. Win-win.
If this room's bright millwork wasn't enough, it also has layered magenta grosgrain with leather and studs to trim the traditional valance.