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Does violet enrich you? Here's why. Color Psychology - Part 7 in DEcorate with Color Series

Updated: Feb 6, 2022

Purple = Luxury, The psychology of this color in its darkest values (eggplant, for example), is rich, dramatic and sophisticated. The posh bold color will dazzle as an accent or secondary color and give your room depth. It is associated with luxury and creativity.

The color purple, especially shades of violet, will definitely make a statement in your room. Like in your home, the same effect happens when you wear the color purple -- it shows others that you want to be noticed. 

Color psychology

Darker purples or mauves are more mature looking. This deep, rich quality is known to evoke feelings of wisdom and royalty making it perfect for formal rooms such as the living room, den or library. 

Photo of iviolet chair, brown mirror, end table in living room Lindsay Moynihan
Rich violet paired with soft brown lets the regal purple reign.

Red-Violet will lean toward a warm palette taking on some of the characteristics of red and orange, whereas blue-violet and have similar effects as the color blue. Paired below  with a blue-green teal offers a soothing and relaxing effect.

If in doubt what color wine glass to buy ... consider light violet since the color  has a tranquil effect.

Color Psychology

Lavender = calm This softer color offers a soothing effect, perhaps because its medicinal healing qualities from the lavender plant are used in treating anxiety, depression, restlessness, and insomnia.

These lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly. Walls painted light purple are sometimes seen as a bit more feminine, making the color a a good paint choice for a young girl’s room or a crafty sewing room.

Using lavender as an accent color with rich deep greens, browns or golds can make it feel more masculine.

Color Psychology

Do you a favorite way to use this peaceful lavender color or the more dramatic rich deep eggplant? 


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