accessories. If you are going for more sophisticated look, pair purple with everyone's favorite , neutral gray. Start by painting the walls with a light purplish gray, then go gray on the room's other big elements. Bounce between dark shades, like charcoal, and lighter shades, like cloud. Use a purple similar to your wall color on accent chairs. Carry the color scheme in darker shades with accessories. Ready to go all out purple? Use a rich shade, like deep violet on the walls. And follow suit on your sofa. Balance the color with a shade of pink purple, like cherry blossom . Then, add a flair of burnt orange , which will serve as a neutral. Include a pattern or two that contains all your main colors to tie the look together.