Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Color Purple

I must admit, purple is not my favorite color. In fact up until recently, I truly detested it. I am not sure why. Maybe it has something to do with an early childhood memory. Was it that awful purple jumpsuit I received from Santa that year when I really wanted a puppy?  All I know is that I have never used purple in my home and it has never filled my wardrobe. Sure, an occasional piece of clothing here or there but only a tiny bit and it must be a particular shade.

This is not to say that I don't admire the color purple on others or in their home. I do see the need for it. I can even appreciate it. After all, it is the color associated with royalty. 

When you have a child, things change. My 5 year old daughter LOVES the color purple. Ever since she could pick up a crayon or marker, purple has been making its way into our home. In fact, I have a beautiful work of art drawn directly on our bedroom door in various shades of purple crayola. 

My fondness for this color is growing and I catch myself looking at fabrics and paint colors with a new light.  With my daughter in mind, I have been researching some options for a purple room. Here are some rooms and fabrics that have not only inspired me to like the color purple, but to use it too! 

House Beautiful, September 2010
Manuel Canovas fabric

Veranda, July/Aug 2011

Veranda, July/ Aug 2011

Kravet silk fabric with purple and orange.
Manuel Canovas fabric

I love the vibrant color of this velvet chair.