Purple: meaning of color, curiosities and decorating ideas

Purple is extravagant, bold, contradictory. It is the color of mysteries, spirituality and magic. But it is also the color of sensuality, vanity, lust and power. No matter what you wish to express with it, purple will never go unnoticed in the decoration, even being one of the most difficult colors to be perceived by the human eye.

There is a lot to talk about purple. Therefore, without losing more time, we invite you to unveil with us all the peculiarities of this color, loved by some and detested by many. Check out:

Meaning and curiosities about purple color

Purple is a color very attached to mysticism. It is the color of transmutation, transformation, coronary chakra, and mental visualizations. Purple also induces altered states of consciousness and assists in meditation.

Witches and magicians use purple in their cloaks. For Catholics, color is linked to faith and penance, being used by priests in masses of the dead and in the period of Lent. In Buddhism, only monks of the highest order can wear purple.

Purple is also associated with nobility, luxury and power. In antiquity, color has already been considered more valuable than gold. This is because color pigments were extracted from a mollusc species from the Mediterranean region. To produce a simple purple scarf, about 12,000 of these animals were needed. This precarious method of production made the color very expensive, making only the kings and nobles to use it.

The purple still fits as the color of creativity and intuition, and it is highly recommended to use it for children's bedrooms and work areas. Purple, next to blue, is one of the most difficult colors to be found naturally in nature. There are few flowers and animals in this color.

In excess, purple can trigger feelings of melancholy and depression.

Shades of purple color

Purple: meaning of color, curiosities and decorating ideas

Purple has 41 shades and most of them are well known. Among them are purple and lilac. The violet does not enter the list of shades of purple because it is not a tone is a color of its own, did you know that? It is true! Violet is the last color of the visible spectrum, after it are infrared, ultraviolet rays and cosmic rays.

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why color is associated with spirituality, since it is between the visible and the invisible part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Purple is the blend between blue and red. In the 1960s the combination of fluorescent pigments of blue and magenta gave rise to psychedelic purple, becoming the color of hippies.

How to Use Purple in Decoration

When decorating with purple it is necessary to know very well what the sensation one wishes to go through. For environments full of glamor and sophistication, the combination of purple and black is a good choice, but beware of excesses so the environment is not visually overloaded. The duo also has a strong religious appeal, keep that in mind when thinking about decor with it.
For those who prefer something more sober and elegant, bet on the combination of purple and light neutral tones, such as white, gray and Off White. Already to make proposals more daring and extravagant, opt for the use of purple with its complementary colors - green and orange.

60 pictures of environments with purple in decoration

Curious to see how purple stays in the decor? Then follow the selection of images of environments decorated with color and surprise yourself with creative and original designs. You will also want to open a space in your home for her. Check out:

Picture 1 - Classic ambience, but with a purple touch of boldness in the chairs, lamps and tulips on the table.

Classic ambiance but with a purple touch of boldness on chairs, lamps and tulips on the table

Picture 2 - Cubas carved in the color purple for the bathroom, innovative do not you think?

Cubas carved in purple color for the bathroom, innovative do not you think?

Picture 3 - A small purple detail to give that little push in the creative mind of the children

A little purple detail to give that little push in the children's creative mind

Picture 4 - Since purple is a soothing color, why not use it in the resting place? Here it comes on the futon and lamp.

Since purple is a soothing color, why not use it in the resting place? Here she comes on the futon and the lamp

Picture 5 - Purple blind to break the white monotony of the environment.

Purple blind to break the white monotony of the environment

Picture 6 - In the workplace, purple induces concentration and creativity

In the workplace, purple induces concentration and creativity

Picture 7 - In this room, purple appears in bed linen in contrast to the yellow of the floor

In that room, purple appears on the bedding in contrast to the yellow of the floor

Picture 8 - Purple sofa: one of those in your room?

Purple couch: one of those in your room?

Image 9 - Reddish purple was used on the wall of this kitchen in combination with woody tone

The reddish purple was used on the wall of this kitchen in combination with the woody tone

Image 10 - White cupboard keeps an amazing detail inside it

The white china keeps an amazing detail inside it

Picture 11 - Delicate, harmonious and relaxing gradient of purple tones on the wall.

Delicate, harmonious and relaxing gradient of purple tones on the wall

Picture 12 - Purple with velvet: the right combination for those who want to express luxury and refinement

Purple with velvet: the right combination for anyone who wants to express luxury and refinement

Picture 13 - The purple sheet was not alone in that room; the frame on the wall completes the composition of tones.

The purple sheet was not alone in this room; the frame on the wall completes the composition of tones

Picture 14 - The strong purple, almost blue, reveals a room full of vivacity and elegance.

The strong purple, almost blue, reveals a room full of liveliness and elegance

Picture 15 - Even the most discreet can opt for purple details scattered around the environment

The more discreet can opt for purple details scattered around the environment

Picture 16 - Staircase and purple banister: reminds you of a castle of fairy tales for you?

Purple staircase and banister: reminds you of a fairytale castle for you?

Picture 17 - Closer to the rose, this shade of purple of the stove rejoices and relaxes the kitchen of retro style

Closer to the rose, this shade of purple from the stove rejoices and relaxes the retro style kitchen

Picture 18 - Less is more? Not here! The proposal was to dare in color and use it on all sides, but notice that white and natural lighting contribute to let the light environment

Less is more? Not here! The proposal was to dare in color and use it on all sides, but notice that white and natural lighting contribute to let the light environment

Picture 19 - Purple finish? It has also and you can use it in the bathroom

Purple finish? It has also and you can use it in the bathroom

Picture 20 - The purple wall combined with the wooden elements left the atmosphere comfortable and welcoming

The purple wall combined with the wooden elements left the atmosphere comfortable and welcoming

Picture 21 - Corner made for relaxing knew to take advantage of the psychological effects of the color purple

The corner made for relaxation knew to take advantage of the psychological effects of the purple color

Picture 22 - It is possible to be minimalist and wear purple at the same time! Doubt? Look at this bathroom.

You can be minimalistic and wear purple at the same time! Doubt? Look at this bathroom.

Picture 23 - Purple combined with neutral tones to create an elegant, sober and balanced environment.

Purple combined with neutral tones to create a stylish, sober and balanced atmosphere

Picture 24 - In this kitchen, the purple breaks the neutrality of the gray.

In this kitchen, purple breaks the neutrality of gray

Picture 25 - Is the sofa in your house a bit dull? Throw a purple blanket over it.

Is the couch in your home a little dull? Throw a purple blanket over him.

Image 26 - Combination between purple and its analog colors.

Combination between purple and its analog colors

Image 27 - Purple is a color that can be used freely by both sexes, so it fits both girls 'rooms and boys' rooms

Purple is a color that can be used freely by both sexes, so it fits both girls 'bedrooms and boys' bedrooms

Picture 28 - In the girls room it can be combined with shades of pink and white.

In the girls room it can be combined in shades of pink and white

Picture 29 - The purple, almost red, enters the closet and the discreet washcloth on the bathroom countertop

The purple, almost red, enters the closet and the discreet washcloth on the bathroom countertop

Picture 30 - Just a purple mantle and no more talk about it!

Just a purple mantle and you do not talk about it anymore!

Picture 31 - How about dare a little more and bet on a vibrant shade of purple? To enhance it even more use the white background

And how about dare a little more and bet on a vibrant shade of purple? To enhance it even more use the white background

Picture 32 - The brick wall is already a charm in itself, painted purple is incredibly bold and original.

The brick wall is already a charm by itself, painted purple is incredibly bold and original

Picture 33 - Purple and blue on the white base of this room: an environment to renew the energies

Purple and blue on the white base of this room: an environment to renew the energies

Picture 34 - She could not stay out! The most purple of stones, the beautiful and powerful Amethyst

She could not stay out! The most purple of stones, the beautiful and powerful Amethyst

Picture 35 - Purple cabinets in the kitchen; not to weigh in the visual choose a cooler and closed tone.

Purple cabinets in the kitchen; not to weigh in the visual choose a cooler and closed tone

Picture 36 - The children's room received touches of different shades of purple combined with the pink and woody of the floor

The children's room received touches of different shades of purple combined with the pink and woody of the floor

Picture 37 - To see and feel: this dining room spared no effort to be comfortable in every way

To see and feel: this dining room spared no effort to be comfortable in every way

Picture 38 - A simple stool can turn into a luxury item, you know how? Using a purple velvet upholstery

A simple stool can turn into a luxury item, you know how? Using a purple velvet upholstery

Picture 39 - It is purple yes! And to be noticed

It's purple, yes! And to be noticed

Picture 40 - And what do you think of the combination of classic and purple joinery?

And what do you think of the combination of classic and purple joinery?

Picture 41 - In this room, besides the purple curtain - that already would be sufficiently noticed - the illumination also received the color.

In this room, besides the purple curtain - which would already be sufficiently noticed - the lighting also received color

Picture 42 - Modern room with purple sofa: everything in balance and harmony here

Modern living room with purple sofa: everything in balance and harmony here

Picture 43 - Next to the greenish blue, the purple gains a jovial, even a little infantile aspect

Next to the blue-green, the purple gets a jovial, even a little childlike aspect

Picture 44 - It is purple, but very discreet and sober.

It is purple, but very discreet and sober.

Image 45 - The naturally shiny effect of the lacquer further highlights the purple in the environment.

The naturally bright effect of the lacquer further highlights the purple in the

Picture 46 - In the veranda, the purple was mixed with rustic and natural elements: the composition was successful.

On the veranda, purple was mixed with rustic and natural elements: composition worked out

Picture 47 - Wide environments receive better vivid colors, like this shade of purple.

Large environments receive better vivid colors such as this shade of purple

Picture 48 - For the purple sofa to be the center of attention, the option was to leave the gray wall.

For the purple sofa to be the center of attention, the option was to leave the gray wall

Picture 49 - Purple room panel, although it occupies an extensive wall band element does not decorate clean.

Purple room panel, although it occupies an extensive wall band element does not attack clean decoration

Picture 50 - Here was the bed that received the color.

Purple bedroom panel, despite occupying an extensive wall band element does not decorate decoration clean 1

Image 51 - The geometric shapes of the carpet have gained different shades of purple; to complete the scenario the blue sofa.

The geometric shapes of the carpet have gained different shades of purple; to complete the scenario the blue sofa

Image 52 - The purple niches accompany the tonalities of the flowery panel.

The purple niches accompany the tonalities of the flowery panel.

Picture 53 - The ultimate expression of luxury and sophistication: purple velvet sofa with capitone finish; the chandelier and the wall with boisserie complete the proposal.

The ultimate expression of luxury and sophistication: purple velvet sofa with capitone finish; the chandelier and the wall with boisserie complete the proposal

Picture 54 - Modern kitchen with lacquered cabinet in purple color.

Modern kitchen with lacquered cabinet in purple color

Picture 55 - And what about betting on a youthful and relaxed decoration? For this bet on the combination of purple, yellow and black.

And what about betting on a jovial and relaxed decoration? For this bet on the combination of purple, yellow and black

Picture 56 - Purple and pink for a delicate but stylish children's room.

Purple and pink for a delicate but stylish children's room

Picture 57 - Already this sofa of conventional model bet in the elegance of the purple velvet to make the difference

Already this conventional model sofa bet on the elegance of purple velvet to make a difference

Image 58 - A glamorous room made of purple walls and small black dots

A glamorous room made up of purple walls and small black dots

Picture 59 - To be modern, but without exaggeration, the combination between purple and gray is ideal.

To be modern, but without exaggeration, the combination of purple and gray is the ideal

Image 60 - The rug of geometric shapes seen a little appears here again to reveal the blue and purple decoration from another angle

The rug of geometric shapes seen a little appears here again to reveal the blue and purple decoration from another angle

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