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Paint the year in Purple

From Pantone's ultraviolet to Dulux's heart wood, purple is the colour of year and here's some ways to add purple tones to your home.

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By Jamie Lim |    February 06 2018

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"Go Bold or Go home. Painting your walls purple can make it vibrant and especially appealing to young children."

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"Go Bold but Less Bold. Painting your walls purple doesn't mean you need to use a bold intense shade. Pastel purples can have a soothing, feminine feel as well."

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"Purple Laminates. If you are not ready to commit to a full wall of purple perhaps try incorporating the colour with some laminates on cupboards or tables. "

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"Purple Laminates. If you are not ready to commit to a full wall of purple perhaps try incorporating the colour with some laminates on cupboards or tables. "

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"Purple in a pot. For those who prefer more subtle colours perhaps adding a lavender plant could spruce up your room."

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"Pops of Purple on furniture. Purple pillows can be a great way to add colour to your sofa or alternatively purple beddings can add a nice tinge of colour to your other white bedroom."

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"Neon Lights. Adding purple statement lights can really change the atmosphere of the room. "

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Whether you are in the fashion, makeup or interior design industry, you would know that purple is the go-to colour for 2018. Pantone recently released their colour of the year as ultraviolet. Enigmatic, expressive and artistic, ultraviolet is meant to convey a galactical feel and is what Pantone envisions for the year of 2018. Dulux's colour of the year, on the other hand, is more muted and toned down. Still in the family of purples, Dulux's heart Wood has more earthy tones and looks more of a combination of lavender and browns. 

 

 

So before we jump on the bandwagon and turn our house into Willy Wonka's dreams, let's just take a step back and take a look at the significance of purple. Purple is a combination of the calm, tranquil blue and passionate fiery red. No wonder Pantone described purple as 'enigmatic'. Purple is also rarely found in nature and are mostly seen in beautiful or luxury items such as flower and gemstones. It's no wonder purple has been largely linked to wealth and royalty. Another reason for the association was because purple dyes were expensive to produce in the past and only wealthy people could afford to wear the colour. 

 

 

So now that you are an expert on purple, let's figure some ways to incorporate this into your home. 

 

 

Go Bold or Go Home

 Painting your walls purple can make it vibrant and especially appealing to young children.

 

 

Go Bold but Less Bold

Painting your walls purple doesn't mean you need to use a bold intense shade. Pastel purples can have a soothing, feminine feel as well.

 

 

Purple Laminates for the win 

If you are not ready to commit to a full wall of purple perhaps try incorporating the colour with some laminates on cupboards or tables. 

 

 

Purple in a pot

For those who prefer more subtle colours perhaps adding a lavender plant could spruce up your room. Not only does it add a tinge of purple it has a calming smell which helps with slumber. 

 

 

Pops of purple on furniture

Purple pillows can be a great way to add colour to your sofa or alternatively purple beddings can add a nice tinge of colour to your other white bedroom. 

 

 

Neon Lights

No, we aren't talking about the Demi Lovato song here. Adding purple statement lights can really change the atmosphere of the room. 

 

 

Hope this article has inspired you to add a little more colour to your life and your living space. Coincidentally, The Interior Portal's corporate colour is purple as well so, what do you know, we are on trend after all! 

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