Luxury, creativity, and power are just a few words associated with the color purple, so there's no reason why it wouldn't be a favorite of top designers. Keep scrolling for 10 bedroom decorating ideas that incorporate purple on every end of the spectrum.
New York-based designer chose a rich shade of aubergine/cabernet for her bedroom, and the color really brings the space to life at night. "I can dim the lights and almost feel as though the windows are a movie screen on which a beautiful film is being projected," she says. "The show is really the city’s own vibrancy playing out. Yet, even when the shades are down, this rich color creates a spectacle in and of itself. It pops the greens of the oil painted landscapes in the room and the orange Oushak on the floor."
The beauty of purple lies in its versatility—it works well with a myriad of unexpected colors. For her own bedroom, Hampton chose both a rug and an antique textile for the bed in shades of orange and red. She also added fabric shades in a peachy pink.
Another key to decorating with purple is understanding your tolerance for bold colors and knowing your aesthetic. "Given that I have gone whole hog in my own apartment, I feel comfortable placing purple anywhere," Hampton says. "It’s all about what appetite you’ll have in the long term. If you're scared of too much, bring the purple in through the portables: pillows, lampshades, artworks and accessories."
If you want to gradually introduce color to your bedroom or are looking to only add a touch, consider items that you can add and remove from your space easily. This solid purple throw pillow pairs well with an array of bedroom decor, while the pleating and powder purple add a unique pop.
For those who live for drama, the walls are the perfect place to get creative with purple tones. "Dark purple on the walls makes a dramatic statement," says Hampton. "On the other end of the spectrum, you could paint the walls a shade of faint lavender and it would almost be a neutral. It would feel feminine and summery, but it could yield a pretty result nonetheless."
A patterned purple element, whether it's a wall covering or bedding, is a brilliant way to inject a bit of personality into a bedroom design scheme.
Designer Kim Alexandriuk took the color to new heights, opting for a blue-purple shade for a bedroom ceiling in a Bel Air home.
Having a hard time finding the exact purple hue for your bedroom? Go custom. This guest room in a light-filled bungalow on the Adriatic coast features a wall that was painted a custom color to match the bedcover, which was made from a West African kente cloth.
This West Village master bedroom proves that matching your favorite blooms to your bedding is just enough to elevate a bedroom.
If you're looking to use purple in your bedding, an easy way to get that already-curated look is with a duvet set. This 6 piece paisley bedding set pairs purple and gray for an elegant and understated use of purple.
Wherever your design sensibilities lie, know that it's perfectly fine to adhere to the type of bedroom decor that makes you happy. "I try to not tie myself to rules," Hampton says. "I think when done right, decorating rules can be broken in the most fun and surprising ways."
Since your bedroom is all about rest and relaxation, there needs to be a good balance with any shade of purple you choose. "Don’t let purple be too sugary and sweet," Hampton warns. "Let it either be feminine and pretty or bold and luxuriant. And beware of too much electricity in the tones."