Jul 01, 2019

Combining stable blue with red’s fierce energy, purple comes in a variety of intoxicating shades and is also seen as the colour of royalty. The Queen wears it regularly while both the Duchesses of Sussex and Cambridge have been seen to step out in a regal purple number. But can it work in the home? We believe so and our deep rich purple Victorian Lace (P5-C1-1) is the perfect hue to bring the drama. 

kate middleton oscar de la renta
IMAGE CREDIT: Marie Claire 

the-duchess-of-sussex-arrives-in-hamilton-square-during-a-news-photo (Custom)
IMAGE CREDIT: Harper’s Bazaar 

 Queen Elizabeth II
IMAGE CREDIT: The Telegraph 

Victorian Lace is part of the Plascon Colour Forecast’s Urban colour story which uses rich accent colours to energise industrial greys such as Silver (38) and Bovine (47). For the urbanites out there, this is the perfect palette for those who like clean, uncluttered spaces brought to life with pops of unexpected colour and verve. 

Caption Deeply purple Victorian Lace (P5-C1-1)  (Custom) 
Image credit: Plascon. Caption: Deeply purple Victorian Lace (P5-C1-1) enriches this artful urban scene that is punctuated with a pop of Yellow Jubilee and greys.

Deep rich purples can really ramp up the sense of majesty in your home while lighter shades can infuse a little whimsy at the same time. Try it as an accent on your furniture or even delve into the layered monotone look with several different shades ranging from lilac to deep plums and grapes. After all, it’s much easier to match different shades of the same colour than find a complementary one… 

The purple couch
IMAGE CREDIT: The Interior Collective CAPTION: The purple couch combined with the mirrored side table complement each other perfectly while energising the otherwise mostly neutral room.   

Beautiful and soft – this layered purple living room (Custom)
CREDIT: Elle Décor CAPTION: Beautiful and soft – this layered purple living room has just the right amount of sophistication and comfort. 

If you’re not quite ready for the suspense and intrigue of purple walls and furniture, then try it in bite-sized chunks on your accessories or team it up with brilliant white to bring out the fun side. 

50 shades of purple
CREDIT: CAPTION: 50 shades of purple come to life against this clean white backdrop.

Cut glass bottles in purple
CREDIT: CAPTION: Cut glass bottles in purple add a touch of whimsy to any bathroom.

Whether you have a penchant for the dramatic or are looking for little mystical touches to enhance your space, purple in your home will have you waving like the queen every time you leave your front door. Your neighbours might even give you a curtsy.