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?

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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...



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.