Two purple shades give this living room a vibrant feeling. Neutral upholstered furniture balances the lively walls. Airy white sheers pop against the purple and complement the black and white artwork.
Dutch Boy; Jam Session F9-2, Majestic Grape F9-1, dutchboy.com
Soothing and Sophisticated
A soft shade of plum is less-jarring than some other shades of purple and just right for an elegant bedroom. Limit the shade to the walls only and balance it with all-white bedding, black-and-white-patterned curtains, and a chic mirrored night stand.
Sherwin-Williams; Alaea/SW7579; Sherwin.williams.com
Bold But Warm
Red paint brings life to a kitchen and is a sophisticated choice when combined with neutrals and sleek stainless steel appliances. Highlight an accent wall with this deep shade of red or be brave and coat all four walls.
Sherwin-Williams; Bolero/SW7600; Sherwin.williams.com
Dark and Comforting
Rich burgundy walls, combined with dark wood tones, create a warm, enveloping mood. A patterned rug and decorative pillows in coordinating shades reinforce the color scheme. The light-colored sofa stands out against the deeper colors and keeps the room from feeling too dark.
Dutch Boy; Pimpernel A17-1, Fine Wine F12-1; dutchboy.com
Mix It Up
Mixing a few shades of purple may be intimidating, but this dining room shows how successful the look can be. Choose a medium color for the walls, a darker shade for the trim, and a light lavender color as an accent. In this room, the lightest shade was used to emphasize the artwork above the fireplace.
Dutch Boy; Electric Plum F20-2, Traffic Jam F18-2, Watercolor Lillies F25-3; dutchboy.com
Pair with Neutrals
The purple wall color in this kitchen has a bluish cast, that's contrasted with warm wood tones. A shaggy rug beneath the kitchen table defines the eating area. White ceilings are a smart choice for people who are concerned that dark paint will make their room seem smaller.
Sherwin-Williams; Majestic Purple/SW6545; Sherwin.williams.com
Dusty mauve is a great shade for a bathroom. Vintage touches, such as the tin ceiling and claw-foot bathtub, lend an old-world feel. Crisp, white molding, sheer curtains, and the silver mirror brighten the space.
Sherwin-Williams; Patchwork Plum/SW0022; Sherwin.williams.com
A stark white headboard is beautiful against the bold fuchsia paint in this modern bedroom. Colorful floral bedding picks up the wall color and introduces a few more hues -- bright orange, baby pink, and a purplish blue. Unframed artwork above the bed is a delicate balance of feminine and contemporary.
Pair with Warm Wood
This wine-inspired color is warm and rich. The unique wood storage system looks great with the purple and adds a vintage feel. The gray floor is a nice complement to the deep purple.
A Touch of Class
Chic purple helps give this living room a stylish vibe. The cream-colored drapes and neutral couch are soft and inviting. The decorative pillow and cozy throw are a few shades darker than the wall color--your accessories don't have to be a perfect match.
Dutch Boy; Grandma's Fragrance F6-1; dutchboy.com