Friday, January 07, 2011

Rooms and Art dipped in Purple

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?



































(images are from following websites:
cocomale.com, modern-interior-decoration.blogspot.com, harmonyandhome.blogspot.com, julianinterior.com, homeinteriordesigndecoration.blogspot.com, thebusinessofcolor.blogspot.com,homedit.com, homes-interior.com, shinedesign.blog124.fc2.com, homeinfurniture.com,chictip.com, patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com, trend-dir.com, decorati0n.com, arhzine.com,besthousedesign.com, blogcatalog.com, best-interior-design-home.blogspot.com)

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...







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2 comments:

Lynda Lehmann said...

Petra, what a gorgeous array of fabric hues, patterns and textures!

You have prepared such a full post about the color purple and its possible applications....

Have you ever thought about producing a book on decorating? I think you would do an exceptional job of it.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Lynda, thank you for your kind compliment. I just love to drool over colours, thinking about their significance and potential use.