Fun Fact: Violet or purple, naturally isn’t too common in nature, so it can seem exotic or even fake. In the past, because violet/purple tones were so difficult to find and expensive to produce, the color came to be associated with royalty and power.
Like orange, people tend to really love violet or really hate it. Rich deeper tones of purple are dramatic and sophisticated. It is associated with spirituality, wisdom, luxury and creativity. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, can feel restful in bedrooms just as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.
I have plum shades of violet in my bedroom and it feels very soothing and tranquil. Nate and I both love it! Yes, my ultra-conservative hubby totally respects the color and agrees with how relaxing it is in our master bedroom.
For some people, purple can promote a feeling of depression, despair, suppression or inferiority. Using too much of it or using the wrong tone can quickly communicate something “cheap” faster than any other color.
The examples in this post are beautiful, well thought out and demonstrate how to use the color successfully.
Do you like the color voilet? How do you use it?