Purple's one of those colors most people are only daring enough to try in small doses, and for good reason: It's bold. You worry you might get sick of it after a while. But the color also gives a room personality. In a world of generic, Pinterest-perfect homes, purple stands out — in any shade. Scroll down, and you'll become a believer. We'll even ease you into it, starting out with paler, softer tones.
Then, once you're rethinking every room in your house, you've got to check out these totally-not-babyish purple bedrooms for even more inspo.
This light purple sofa has gray undertones, which helps it blend with the cool blue tones in the room.
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Periwinkle ottomans act as a coffee table, which is perfect for a small living room. The pastel hue contrasts the green gingham sofa for a fun, colorful space.
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Mauve is almost like a neutral, with hints of gray that let it work with a number of color schemes. In this Atlanta home, mellow mauve walls reflect they gray, cherry table beautifully.
You don't need coffee when you wake up to this view. In this East Village apartment, bold purple infuses rooms and halls with a jolt of energy.
The sofa in the living room of a dramatic Manhattan home has a "grounding" effect that brings the vivid colors back down to earth. You can't look away — in the best way.
The lavender chairs in the dining room of a Scarsdale, New York home adds to its glam-but-not-OTT vibe.
A Romano mirror picks up the purple in a Manhattan apartment. This space is bookended with a faux-zebra rug and statement light.
Deep without being dark, a rich, true purple makes an unforgettable first impression in the entryway of a colorful Massachusetts home.
In an apartment decorated in shades of red and blue, doses of soft purple help unify the palette.
A glossy finish makes the wine-purple cabinets in the kitchen of a New York apartment look ultra glam. Plus, wiping off any spills would be a breeze. Win-win.