Purple Reign

Dec 3 ,



We value what our clients have to say and therefore listening to their preferences is very important to us. Some of our clients love the use of strong color and others prefer subtle more monochromatic palettes. We often use color as accents that lead our eye around a room. Pantone’s Color of 2018 is Ultra Violet. We thought it would be fun to share some of the different purple tones that we have used our projects.

Purple has a lot of versatility. It pairs well with other bright colors or can stand out alone against a neutral palette.  It is a rich color which has long been associated with royalty and luxury because purple dye had traditionally been so expensive. In Ancient Greece and Rome, it was seen as a status symbol.  For this reason, purple is still a sign of extravagance. Purple also is used to evoke sentiment.  The color brings out qualities of strength, abundance and spiritual awareness.

In this Kips Bay Show House kitchen that we designed, the purple wallpaper is bold and playful. We layered the room with different shades of purple. The wallpaper has four shades of lavender. We contrasted a deeper purple on the window treatments. Lastly, we used a lighter shade of purple in the linear wallpaper on the ceiling. Using different values of the same color creates an interesting and dynamic space.

This family room that we did for the Kips Bay Show House features walnut custom cabinetry with lilac lacquer accents. In the same room, we designed a custom bar that used the same materials and held violet glassware.

We took a more subtle approach to color in our Central Park West project. Here we used a purple throw and purple accessories as accents in this gray Living Room.

In this girl’s bedroom, fuchsia adds a playful touch in the window treatment and on the blanket on the bed. It pairs well with the blue on the walls and settee.

And there’s more variations of purple yet to come! Here is a sneak peak of the color palette of a dreamy Upper East Side master bedroom currently in the works. If purple isn’t your choice of color, don’t worry! Stay tuned as we explore all colors from neutrals to neons in our blog’s Color Series.

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