Friday, March 13, 2009

Fashion meets Decor in Shades of Purple

No matter how you use purple in your wardrobe or in your house..when you do so,  you use it make ready to make a statement.

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. 

"I'm in the mood for this kind of happy, soothing color. It's the palest of the pale lavenders — a petally color, a flower color. I think it's very pure and fresh. I'd use it in a bedroom, where you could mix it up with everything from mirrored furniture to pale wood furniture to dark mahogany." -Laura Bohn Pittsburgh Paints in Orchid Petal  

Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. 

California Paints Faded Lilac 7490W, used in the bedroom in this picture.

Purple makes for the perfect accessory for your outfit or for your bedroom.
It's the color of a spring crocus. Bold, but not too sweet. 

Love this intense deep violet pink. I'm dying to use it, but it definitely requires someone who's willing to take a risk. 

Now, if you want to make a statement either by walking in a party or for the perfect dinning room, dark purple is the way to go.

All the dresses and accessories are from Net-a-Porter.

[Images via House Beautiful & Domino Mag]


drollgirl said...

oh it all looks so pretty -- there is so much variation with purple and so many ways to make it work!!!

CHIC Sensibility... said...

Wow. I love it all. Great post.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

OH mY! Purple is definitely my fave color. This post is awesome. Love everything! Especially the shoes and the bag. Wow!
Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

Blair said...

Oh, wow. What a fabulous post! I love the lighter shades of purples in interiors-so serene!

Nicole Marie said...

oh those are great pictures and a great color! i'm feeling so springy!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY purple post!

Sasha said...

I am so happy that you all love shades of purple !! I really had so much fun playing with the color!
Thank you so much for stopping by and posting such nice comments!!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i am loving purple these days - especially with interior design. so serene and beautiful.

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