Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I hate purple

Isn't this from Blueprint?? Mustards and golds against the light purple are romantic and pop at the same time.

Hi, my name is Alicia and I hate purple. Yes, I admitted it. I think the color purple is awful, but I've been working a bit with it at my new job and I might be coming around to lavender. Let's be clear, I said lavender, not purple. I'm constantly inspired by my new job and I'm loving the super sophisticated color combo of Lavender and Champagne.

John Saladino. I think it works quite well in a bedroom. It's romantic and soothing and the moldings and shadows are beautiful with the color.

Hal Williamson. I've posted this image about 8 million times for different reasons but I'm continually drawn to it! HUH. Be that as it may, I love the giltwood furniture with the lavender color.

Drake Design designed this fun lavender bedroom with lavender grass cloth walls and amazing glass lanterns.

Pinterest hotness. I love round/octagonal rooms and the metallic ceiling with dramatic purple silk drapery.

I know most people love purple and I might be a total black sheep here but I don't mind. I don't have any purple in our apartment or in my wardrobe but I really enjoy this color combo. I think that the lavender has a little brown in it which makes it more soothing without being boring or ugly or a hideous neutral. Thoughts on purple? What about Lavender?
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Alicia B.


Decor Arts Now said...

Well Alicia,
This one time, we part ways. I adore purple. I think it has something to do with my first bedroom as a child. My mom chose wallpaper eith violet bouquets. Xo,Lynn

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous color! Enjoy the lovely weekend, Kellie xx

Jakabock said...

It's said purple is the color of kings... I say we leave it that way. Let them have that awful color...
Cheap Wallpaper

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

Oh thank God I'm not the only one. I mean it can be done ok, but I feel like it would always be my last choice in a room. I don't know what it is...

Kerry said...

Ok, I'm a little late to this party but I hate purple too. Always have. Lavender is far less offensive than eggplant. I've been feeling so un-chic because of it. Its nice to know I'm in good company.

Alicia B. Designs said...

Glad to know i'm not the only one! I think it's totally fine to not LOVE all colors. One must have standards, right?

Lynn, I'm sure what you do with purple is beautiful. !!


Anonymous said...

I detest purple as well. Its like the color is so "HI I"M HERE NOTICE ME" that no one cares if the garment or pillow is unflattering or square or flat or uninteresting because the color overpowers everything else. Plus if you notice fat and old people LOVE purple. I think for this very reason. They can feel "pretty" in the color because if overpowers everything else.