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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Color of the moment: imperial purple

Rich and strong, the deep royal tone of a true purple is not one that seems to be currently in favor in rooms other than young girl's bedrooms.
 Kirsty Mitchell via 
7 Ten Photography on Etsy

The trick to using this color is subtlety and a light hand.  Used in layers of varying tones and saturation, with white or black as punctuation, imperial purple can be sophisticated, dramatic and beautiful.
Photography by Donna Griffith via House and Home
 Liz Caan Interiors

Today's library has a bit more whimsy with a rag rug and fun paintings setting the color story. A healthy dose of black and a bit of silver and this seating area is a cozy place to sip some tea and settle in with a great book.

imperial purple

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you know, i am not a purple person, but we got the new land of nod catalog yesterday and they have amazing new bedding in purple that had me thinking..... then you post this! :) i like it!

pam {simple details} said...

I know I say this every week, but you are SO talented at creating these boards! I seriously want whatever room you come up with! I was wondering what your inspiration piece was for this one, art is my guess!

Holly said...

You've balanced it all so well - purple could be frightening to some but you've made it look like something anyone would want to be a part of in this room. I love the swing arm sconces and all of the textures you've brought in with the table, the basket, the books, the pillows, rug.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What a soothing and romantic room. I'd love to curl up with a good book in a space like this.

Karena said...

Cathy I adore this color palette, images and inspiration boards!! Gorgeous!

You are the winner of my Giveaway of a Crystal Scented Candle Urn from The Enchanted Home.

Please send me your info.

Art by Karena

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I have always been a fan of this regal hue but in clothing. Rarely does one see it in decor but it would be quite stunning. I love the rug you have picked and the accessories and the artwork is simply stunning!

My Crafty Home Life said...

My daughter is into purple now. I think it is because of Justin Bieber.

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