2.25.2010

color pops {rich plum}

There is something about the color purple that is lately drawing me in. It just such a regal and rich color that I definitely would like more of in my life. It is also a color that is supposed to boost imagination and creativity--which is never a bad thing! And as with most bold colors, a little goes a long way...

(images via angie harnowsky, corrie bond, vt wonen and homes and gardens)

29 comments:

Thea said...

I love purple! My husband and I just bought purple stools for our kitchen bar, and they look great! Bright and fun in the day and dark and classy at night.

Daniella said...

Gorgeous! That photo with the purple dress is amazing...

The Design Notebook said...

Love the purple chairs!

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

I've been loving purple since 2007. I'm ready to like another color now and starting to lean towards blue. I can't give up my purple blouses just yet though!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore purple. Not tired of it yet. These images are so inspiring, Blair! Thanks, darling!

Down and Out Chic said...

it's so funny b/c a few years ago i used to hate purple and now i can't get enough of it, especially when it's a deep plum like this!

paula said...

This is my color or at least that's what I hear:)

Rebecca June said...

I am a purple fanatic! Thank you for sharing your lovely images.

xoxo

Rebecca June

Design Darling said...

love it!!

Chic Coles said...

Love, love that purple. I think I love ever shade of the color purple.

ashlina said...

beautiful photos.....love love love
my favorite color

kate funk said...

Beautiful. Love purple. There are such gorgeous hues in the darker shades. Loveeeee.
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itswhatshewants said...

I am in love with this purple dress+purple tights. It's so chic!

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itswhatshewants said...

I am in love with this purple dress+purple tights. It's so chic!

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Apt. #34 said...

well ain't that purdy! I've never been a huge purple fan but this is making me reconsider...!

Appletree said...

12 years ago my grandma bought me a couch, 2 wingbacks, a plush arm chair, and an occasional chair for $100 at an estate sale. I had the two wingbacks recovered in purple and tufted. The other one I did in lavender velvet. I was so proud of myself. Then I got sick of them. now that I am married they are relegated to my porch where I have a very retro vibe going with my orange couch. It is all faded now and my favorite room once again.

Elizabeth said...

Completely unfair: the girl in the photo looks utterly stunning in that purple dress paired with matching tights. If I wore the same outfit I'd look like a very plump grape...

Courtney said...

Purple tulips are divine. Especially when paired with yellow. It screams SPRING IS HERE and I can't get enough of that combination.

{The second photo is so beautiful}

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

blair, this is a fabulous post!!! i am loving this color (and i hardly EVER love purple). i think it looks especially fantastic with orange... but that first room is so so gorgeous.

Fabia Leoni Piccolboni said...

fabulous purple!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

gorgeous. I love that shade of purple!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

The purple and orange combo in the last image brought a smile to my face!

escapade said...

Oh the purple flowers - jacarandas I believe, we had them where I grew up and it was one of my favourite times of year. Driving through avenues covered with purple blossoms overhead - pure magic.

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Gorgeous purple! I'm in love with that fashion photo.. and her purple leggings.

Heidi Headon said...

Ugh...those colours and textures are to die for. Fabulous!

Rachel Leonard said...

I recently did a post on purple (http://www.rachelleonard.com/my_right_brain/2010/02/accent-on-purple.html) and now I am obsessed...Love your pics too!

MandyFace said...
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MandyFace said...

Beautiful color and awesome tights! I'm wearing purple tights right now, too! How appropriate.

mandyface said...

Beautiful color and awesome tights! I'm wearing purple tights right now, too! How appropriate.