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 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.
Picture 2 - Cubas carved in the color purple 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
Picture 4 - Since purple is a soothing color, why not use it in the resting place? Here it comes on the futon and lamp.
Picture 5 - Purple blind to break the white monotony of the environment.
Picture 6 - 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
Picture 8 - Purple sofa: one of those in your room?
Image 9 - Reddish purple was used on the wall of this kitchen in combination with woody tone
Image 10 - White cupboard keeps an amazing detail inside it
Picture 11 - 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
Picture 13 - The purple sheet was not alone in that 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.
Picture 15 - Even the most 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?
Picture 17 - Closer to the rose, this shade of purple of the stove rejoices and relaxes the kitchen of retro style
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
Picture 19 - 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
Picture 21 - Corner made for relaxing knew to take advantage of the psychological effects of the color purple
Picture 22 - It is possible to be minimalist 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.
Picture 24 - In this kitchen, the purple breaks the neutrality of the gray.
Picture 25 - Is the sofa in your house a bit dull? Throw a purple blanket over it.
Image 26 - 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
Picture 28 - In the girls room it can be combined with shades of pink and white.
Picture 29 - 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!
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
Picture 32 - The brick wall is already a charm in 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
Picture 34 - 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.
Picture 36 - 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
Picture 38 - 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
Picture 40 - 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.
Picture 42 - Modern 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
Picture 44 - It is purple, but very discreet and sober.
Image 45 - The naturally shiny effect of the lacquer further highlights the purple in the environment.
Picture 46 - In the veranda, the purple was mixed with rustic and natural elements: the composition was successful.
Picture 47 - Wide environments receive better vivid colors, like this shade of purple.
Picture 48 - 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.
Picture 50 - Here was the bed that received the color.
Image 51 - 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.
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.
Picture 54 - 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.
Picture 56 - 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
Image 58 - A glamorous room made of purple walls and small black dots
Picture 59 - To be modern, but without exaggeration, the combination between purple and gray is ideal.
Image 60 - The rug of geometric shapes seen a little appears here again to reveal the blue and purple decoration from another angle