1. Thanks to its mix of calming blue and energetic red, purple both soothes and stimulates us, making it ideal for a bedroom. Partner it with soft, tonal shades such as pinks and creams for a truly serene vibe in your sleep space.
2. Think about the style you are achieving. A traditional scheme is enhanced when darker shades of purple contrast against intricate patterns, whilst soft lavender lends itself best to light, airy schemes with minimal clutter.
3. In a living room, choose an off-white with a purple undertone for a gentle, meadow-like feel. Behaving as a neutral, you can dress the room with purple accessories in brighter, bolder shades to create more wow-factor.
4. For an energetic, playful scheme that’s all about colour clashing, go for contrasting shades that are on opposite sides of the colour wheel. Purple Pout is regal and creates impact alongside limey Kiwi Crush, which is contrasting but also muted enough to soften the overall look.
5. Embrace custom paint schemes – you don’t have to coat an entire wall in purple. Play around with shapes and colouring portions of a room by sectioning off with paint. Try a bedroom headboard, canopy over a dining table or a reading corner in a lounge – the creative possibilities are endless!
Marianne’s insider tip: It’s important to balance purple with a complementary shade, be that contrasting or tonal, so that it doesn’t overpower.