As the cold draws in, sink into the deep, rich tones of purple.
Purple is a dramatic, sophisticated and creative colour choice, just think of the rich purple of stewed plums, the deep violet-indigo of the sky after the sun has set and of the awe inspiring aurora.
Purple is a colour rich in tone, and in history too. Purple has long been associated with luxury and duly so, it was once so outrageously expensive that only rulers could afford it. Tyrian dye, the first discovered purple, was obtained from a small mollusk that could only found in the Tyre region of the Mediterranean Sea. It would take approximately 12,000 of the shellfish to extract just 1.5 grams of pure dye.
Purple pairs well with a variety of colours, which can create different moods. Brighten your rooms by pairing it with gold and golden metals, or bring out purple’s cooler tones with silvers and greys.
Deep purples looks divine with dark woods, as this Yorkshire cloakroom illustrates. The luxurious qualities of purple really show in smaller spaces like this.
Purple is a perfect colour to use as an accent with brighter colours or whites, adding a dramatic contrast that gives character to any room. If you are feeling bold, green is the ultimate contrasting colour for a purple accent.
See the full Yorkshire Cloakroom case study in our Gallery.