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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Color Dose: Purple

Hello, everyone!  Kelly of Fabulous K here, back with another issue of Color Dose.  Today I wanted to share a color that I used to loathe: PURPLE!  I'm not sure why I never liked it before, but slowly I find myself gravitating to multiple shades of this sophisticated hue.  I have a soft spot for lilac; it's quickly becoming one of my favorites! What do you think of purple?  Have you incorporated it into your decor?

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Karena said...

Paloma I do love the various shades of purple and have my master bath in a light lavender, I love amythist, periwinkle and the combination of purple and white in designs like ikats and trellage.

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2012 Artist Series featuring Harrison Howard

The Golden Girls said...

o0o0 that chatham treasure pillow is fabulous! usually not a fan of purple but i think your arrangement just changed that ;) love it! Hugs from California! xx,
The Golden Girls

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Kristen said...

It's funny because I never like purple until I got older. I have yet to work it into my decor but I just might.

Dawna Jones Design said...

In small doses it is fine,but I had a grandmother that I wasn't fond of that drowned every inch of her bedroom in it,so I am a bit turned off by it. The photos you have though are nice.

Unknown said...

Love the purple accents! Great idea!!

Brighton Keller

Squeak said...

I love purple as long as it has a lot of grey in it (e.g. silvery lilac) or is very dark (e.g. plum or eggplant). I like the pinky purples in much smaller doses, like that piece of fan coral in the first picture.

Marci said...

Purple has started to make a comeback in my world too. It was a color I instantly gravitated toward throughout childhood and college and for some reason fell out of favor with me.

That rug (5) is to die for...


Anonymous said...

oh heyyyy Kelly!!! Great post, great picks!! Those amethyst s&p shakers are so pretty!! And that purple table?? Gorge! xoxo

ashley cooper said...

Love #7 Ikat pillows. Loving the purple post today!
-Ashley Cooper

Crafty Texan said...

My daughter who is inlove with all things neon, just saw a bedroom set in these shades of purple, fell inlove, and totally flipped her taste. I think these purples are so universal, and I hope they stay around for a while! :)