Decorating with Violet in Big Way:
Decorating with violet is pretty. Pretty tough. Pretty brave. Pretty Pretty. You have to adore the color if you put it in a room that you are in all the time. Like the living room above. If you are just stretching your arms with color, put a new color idea in a small room, one that you are not in often, like a second bathroom.
Violet doesn’t work like blue which is so popular it works like a neutral. This living room is using violet monochromatically. It is the only color in the room, and the violet pretty much stays a pastel. The entire envelope of the room is violet. Four walls and the drapery. The neutral chairs take the top off – so it becomes more readable, more accessible. To the viewer, to the visitor, to the one who loves the room.
Decorating with Violet in Big Way, Safe Way:
Adding color with an accessory, the bedspread (below) is a safe way, easier way to add a difficult color to your room, accent with that color. The beautiful neutrals in this room work with the violet bedspread. It might not be that the color is difficult. It might be that you prefer neutrals and want just a bit of color. Notice the variety of neutrals in the room. Creamy sheers, chambeige walls, coffee dresser, expresso headboard, gray, silver carpet. The violet vase is a good reminder of the importance of repetition. Repeating the same color, makes the room feel ‘collected, cohesive. The same way the creamy sheers tie the chambeige walls together.
The Violet, although the main attraction, has a great deal of assistance from all the neutrals, beautiful in themselves. Let me know how you feel about color, violet or whatever your favorite color is, whatever you dream about. xoxo Lynda