Explore

Today's Colour story is by Pratt & Lambert, and starts the journey with Exploring Purple. 

 

Pratt & Lambert Paints :   No. 29-12

Pratt & Lambert Paints : No. 29-12

In the language of Colour Theory, Exploring Purple is a combination of pure hue, blue and red. Tints of white and Tones of black. The saturation level of this color is dark, bold, and deep. Enhancing a mood of exotic, richness, and royalty. That brings in the elements of Purple, being one of spirituality, creativity, passion, calming and a  colour of rejuvenation.

In the otherwise who wears purple? I know its the colour of Royalty, making it the choice for Kings and Queens - but its also worn in the realms of Spiritual leaders, preachers - a colour strong in faith. But also in whimsy and magic, like the colour of wizardry (remember Micky in his purple and star robes!) and of course in Harry Potter and the hierarchy  of Hogwarts! Purple has a Place.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 Queen Elizabeth  of England

 Queen Elizabeth  of England

The Wizard

The Wizard

So be INSPIRED.......... look at the purple in nature. From floral to the skies it surrounds us. 

Exotic Purple Orchid

Exotic Purple Orchid

Peacock Purple Feathers....

Peacock Purple Feathers....

Skies.....transition from dusk to Twilight to sunset. 

Skies.....transition from dusk to Twilight to sunset. 

A posie of orchids and peacock feathers, fastened and put into lime green bottles, vases = stunning! 

 

Delve into your creative side.......tap into your imagination and start to create a room of retreat in a  bedroom, or a room of knowledge, library, or in a lounge - celebrating art, music and conversation. Here are a few items to Exploring Purple that I would use to create that Lounge. 

The walls in  the space would reflect exploring with maps, compass's, framed postage cards/stamps and vibrant art work. 

Drapery by Anthroplogie

Drapery by Anthroplogie

The vintage record buffet. 

The vintage record buffet. 

The center light. 

The center light. 

King Louis Purple Velvet Sofa,

King Louis Purple Velvet Sofa,

The cart coffee table, by Restoration Hardware. 

The cart coffee table, by Restoration Hardware. 

Swag Pendant

Swag Pendant

Swag Pendant

Swag Pendant

Using these elements in a space I can visualize how it would be a creative, retreat - listening to music in the vintage record player. Having stacks of books on the cart, posies, and candles. The lighting would be unique too, playing on the golden tones, with a center drum and swag lights. Wood floor and a purple/blue area rug. Divine! 

                                       Your Design Expert 

                                       Your Design Expert 

Purple the shade of Exotics.

Purple the shade of Exotics.