Astonishingly a lot of rooms have been designed in and around the colour purple. But then 2 purple hues, Purple Vine and Cashmere Rose were the Pantone Fashion colours of 2007 - so I shouldn't be astonished at all. Additionally you can find lots of silk brocades and other textiles in purple although I have always thought that this colour is generally used very sparsely because it is such a strong colour.
Used in accessories such as cushions and tableware the colour certainly becomes an intriguing design element.
Rooms designed in all kinds of purple hues and shades make a strong statement although sometimes a bit less would be better - not?
Although I do not use the colour purple very much in my art work you still can find a couple of purple splotches in my paintings. I think it is time to create some more...