18 Purple Rooms That Prove Lilac's The New Millennial Pink

This is not a drill.

denise mcgaha purple kitchen
Courtesy of Denise McGaha

In case you missed it, apparently is the new millennial pink. Gasp! New year, new pastel, right? The shade's popping up everywhere, but there's a whole realm of purple shades that are long overdue to liven up your home. Here's how to incorporate it — whether you want to go hardcore or just a touch here and there.

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purple study
Annie Schlechter
Amethyst Study

Both the walls and ceiling in this Southern study feature amethyst paint. Brighter pops of purple on the sofa and lamp give it a little contrast, so it doesn't feel too muted.

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Courtesy of Collins Interiors
Lilac Kitchen

Use bar stools to add a pop of color to an all-white kitchen. Now it'll feel like spring, no matter how crappy the weather is outside.

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purple bedroom by celerie kemble and lindsey herod
Brittany Ambridge
Lilac Wallpaper

This purple headboard surrounds a circular window, helping to break up the color and add some light into the room. Floral wallpaper adds a subtle sheen to this guest bedroom.

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kristin kong mauve dining room
Julien Capmeil
Mauve Dining Room

Mauve is not too gray, not too violet. Add contrast to the serene gray by upholstering chair backs with burlap.

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purple lavender entryway
Beatriz da Costa
Lavender Entryway

Saturated lavender walls greet visitors at this Massachusetts home. The matching bench ties everything together.

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nick olsen colorful kitchen
Francesco Lagnese
Burgundy Kitchen

Vino lovers can appreciate this wine-red kitchen. Layering the hue with a high-gloss coating helped the small space feel bigger.

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purple gloss door
Maura McEvoy
Lavender

The lavender chairs in the dining room of a Scarsdale, New York home adds to its glam-but-not-OTT vibe.

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purple kitchen
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Purple Banquette

Between walls and the banquette, this East Village dining nook needed a pop of something else. A bright-red high chair adds contrast and ups the eclectic feel.

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mark d. sikes purple living room
Björn Wallander
Lilac Living Room

Misty Lilac paint highlights a pair of 19th-century Chinese ancestral paintings. An overscale ikat covers the Manhattan apartment's sofa.

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lisa mcfadden purple library
Christopher Baker
Royal Library

From the silver ceiling down to the cheetah print stools, a Hamptons house lives up its glam location. Purple paint coats the walls in high-gloss, and the sofa is covered in velvet.

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lindsey coral harper purple bookcase
Erica George Dines
Fuchsia Shelves

If this room's bright millwork wasn't enough, it also has layered magenta grosgrain with leather and studs to trim the traditional valance.

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mary mcgee purple dining room
Beatriz da Costa
Handpainted Wallpaper

Delicate Chinese wallpaper is the star of this Massachusetts home. It's contrasted with a bold lacquered table and contemporary chairs.

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purple staircase carpet
Jonny Valiant
Periwinkle Runner

Running out of places to put your favorite color? Don't forget the stairs.

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celerie kemble dining room
Christopher Sturman
Wine Dining Room

Wine walls are flattering, warm, and lively. Over seven coats of lacquer create this mirror-like sheen.

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phillip jeffries juicy jute
Maura McEvoy
Purple Frame

A Romano mirror picks up the purple in a Manhattan apartment. This space is bookended with a faux-zebra rug and statement light.

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eddie lee purple library
Patrick Cline
Regal Walls

Use the same color throughout the room. That way, your eye is not jumping from dark walls to light trim, and it feels more relaxing.

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veere grenney purple office
David Oliver
Mauve Office

Mauve looks fresh when mixed with modern pieces. It's the subtle way to incorporate purple into your space.

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denise mcgaha purple kitchen
Courtesy of Denise McGaha
Iris Ceiling

If you love a color, go big with it. This kitchen layers five shades of purple.

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