Color Spotlight – Powerful Purple
October 4, 2023
The color purple has long been associated with royalty, independence, magic and mysticism. We often think of it as a calming, yet stimulating color. Our bodies tend to calm in the presence of shades of purple but our creativity is sparked and engages at a higher level when surrounded by the hue.
Purple is seen in nature in sprigs of lavender, juicy ripe plums, and blooming Irises. These images have the ability to infuse your space with a harmonious balance of both awareness and inner peace.
If you’ve ever had a Lilac bush outside your home, you know just how beautiful the blooms can appear every spring, not to mention the sweet aroma that fills the air. If you love that look, try Misty Lilac from Benjamin Moore Paints on your walls.
They describe this hue as “a soft suggestion of violet that breathes a wistful, romantic feeling into any space.” We think you’ll love it!
Described by Benjamin Moore designers as “a rich, royal amethyst that can fade into the soft lilac-gray of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal” it may be your new favorite color. We think this shade may work in an entryway, hallway, living space or bedroom.
This softly shaded purple presents a unique alternative to gray. The undertones of gray allow viewers to see both the neutral hue of gray with touches of light purple. Sanctuary embodies that inner peace sensation that many homeowners are seeking when choosing a purple color scheme.
This cheery purple hue drew its inspiration from two beloved flowers; the lily and lavender. With just a touch of blue undertones, this purple is filled with charm. Lily Lavender would be perfect in a child’s room or bathroom.
This uniquely named purple hue is elegant and playful at the same time. Mystical Grape may be a good choice for a three-season porch, dining area, or guest room.
For more of Benjamin Moore’s popular purple hues, visit their site and explore whether you want your purple to be playful, regal, or soft and inviting. The purple color family is versatile and can be a great addition to any home.