Pretty in purple: how to use the royal shade in your home

Pretty in purple: how to use the royal shade in your home

Purple isn't just having a moment—it's expected to reign throughout 2014. In fact, purple was predicted to take the interior design world by storm two years ago, when the Color Marketing Group, a trend-forecasting organization that predicts the top shades, revealed that "Boyz-N-Berry," a shade of violet, would make a splash in 2014. It's no coincidence that color authority Pantone also gave "Radiant Orchid," a shade of purple with pink undertones, the top top honor.

There's no denying that homeowners want to be pretty in purple. But how can you achieve this look? Take a look at some purple inspiration reported by the Denver Post.

  • Add home accessories: "This year's purple is a phenomenal accent color," Mark Woodman of the Color Marketing Group told the news source. Try incorporating this shade into your home through stylish throw pillows, rugs or custom curtains and drapes.
  • Go neutral: To achieve a trendy look in your home, you don't necessarily have to use a vibrant shade of purple. The hue can be neutral, especially if it has gray undertones. Additionally, painting your bedroom purple is also shown to promote tranquility and calmness, making it the ideal color for a sleeping chamber.
  • Mix and match: A room that is floor-to-ceiling purple can come off as childish. It's best to mix in other complementary colors, like light green or a deeper magenta, to create contrast. You can even achieve stylish diversity by experimenting with various textures. 

To follow this color trend in 2014 be sure to contact Metropolitan Window Fashions for an at-home consultation!