Royal Purple: 7 Homes Fit For a King & Queen
The colour which adorned the togas of Rome's ancient and powerful emperors. The colour of Kings and Queens throughout Europe and Asia. The colour of holy bishops and enlightened professors during the Middle Ages. The colour most associated with magic and mystery. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the colour of the Crown Chakra; to Christians, the colour of Mary, mother of Jesus; to Chinese art, the colour of universal harmony.
All these incredible and diverse associations are summed up in a single colour: purple, and its various majestic shades.
So naturally this royal hue would be perfectly suited to interior design, lending any home a sense of imperial charm, grace, mystery and many other fine qualities.
Let's look at seven examples of this regal colour at play.
1. Deep & Dark
In the first picture, a mix of deep purples and black on the rug gives the room an almost erotic charge, while in the second the sleek glimmer on the wall adds a touch of modern charm to this interior.
Deep or dark, either way purple dominates both rooms in this home.
2. Sophisticated Accents’
Here, a delicate shade of violet graces the room-length desk and display case.
Although the blue wall and creamy bed-sheets are more plentiful, the pastel violet still manages to grab our attention, a great example of how this incredible colour is forceful even when used for a secondary purpose, like accents.
3. It's Not The Size That Counts. It's The Colour....
Whether it's a king or queen-sized bed, what makes this room stand out is the colour.
The dark purple is eye-catching and seductive, while the diamond-incisions on its surface add a further layer of visual appeal and wonder.
Such a royal colour makes this room a perfect fit for any king or queen.
4. In the Spotlight
If you want to bring life to a roomful of neutral colours try adding purple.
It doesn't have to be a lot, and this instance proves how even one piece of furniture can make a bold statement.
Purple—much like royalty—is very demanding. It craves attention. And here, it certainly gets it.
5. Sleek & Shiny
Even in a dimly-lit environment the purple cabinets and urn stand out effortlessly.
Here, the faint lighting invests the dark purple decor with a certain glossy and modern appearance, allowing it to visually distinguish itself in a room teeming with eclectic items and countless other colours.
6. A Gentler Touch
Purple and its various shades don't always have to be brazen and domineering.
Here, it provides a gentler touch with its light pastel colouring, and while the bedspread and wall behind it may be darker shades of purple, this room still evokes a sense of peace and tranquility.
7. Industrial Posh
While purple is traditionally associated with royalty of days long past, it can also serve well in a more contemporary setting.
Here, lustrous purple accents give this modern interior some much-needed metallic posh. While it's not as ornate or embellished as the decor of kings and queens, even small touches of this magical colour can liven up any interior.
Seven examples of the beauty, power, versatility and majestic charm of this royal colour. Not for the faint of heart, purple is bold and fearless, and should be used only by those whose homes demand the same respect as the castles of any king or queen.