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Decorating With Purple
was featured in
Order in the House

March 2012

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Decorating With Purple

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This sophisticated and soothing scheme lends itself well to modern spaces. It uses tints and shades of one color, staying within the same column on the color wheel. A monochromatic scheme for purple might feature a range of tones from light lavender to deep violet.

If you want a dining room that oozes elegance, try this lavish monochromatic color palette! Deeper purples are the stars of this room and they're a perfect choice for a formal dining area since dark purples are often associated with royalty and opulence.

When choosing the colors for your room, remember that monochromatic colors stay within the same column on the color wheel. In this space, the two outer tiers were the inspiration for the wall color and rug.

The purple walls and slightly deeper eggplant rug work well together and create a luxe look. For a bit more variation, try moving in a tier or two towards the center of the color wheel. This will give you a tint of purple that's a bit lighter since it has more white mixed in. This hue can be featured in your artwork, and you'll love the way it stands out against the deeper purple walls. Even the dishes you choose to display in your china cabinet can tie in with your color palette.

As for your furniture, dark brown is a gorgeous choice. When paired with deep, rich purples, it will give your room a dramatic look.

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