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.
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.
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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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.
Mauve is not too gray, not too violet. Add contrast to the serene gray by upholstering chair backs with burlap.
Saturated lavender walls greet visitors at this Massachusetts home. The matching bench ties everything together.
Vino lovers can appreciate this wine-red kitchen. Layering the hue with a high-gloss coating helped the small space feel bigger.
The lavender chairs in the dining room of a Scarsdale, New York home adds to its glam-but-not-OTT vibe.
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.
Misty Lilac paint highlights a pair of 19th-century Chinese ancestral paintings. An overscale ikat covers the Manhattan apartment's sofa.
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.
If this room's bright millwork wasn't enough, it also has layered magenta grosgrain with leather and studs to trim the traditional valance.
Delicate Chinese wallpaper is the star of this Massachusetts home. It's contrasted with a bold lacquered table and contemporary chairs.
Running out of places to put your favorite color? Don't forget the stairs.
Wine walls are flattering, warm, and lively. Over seven coats of lacquer create this mirror-like sheen.
A Romano mirror picks up the purple in a Manhattan apartment. This space is bookended with a faux-zebra rug and statement light.
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.
Mauve looks fresh when mixed with modern pieces. It's the subtle way to incorporate purple into your space.
If you love a color, go big with it. This kitchen layers five shades of purple.