Thursday, March 26

Ode to My Deco: Passionate Purple.

I was in a mood for something soothing tonight and the thought of pale purples came to mind, so I lit a few lavender candles. Maybe when you smell lavender or lilacs those calming colors begin to float through your mind, too. So, in Numero Fourteen in my Ode to Domino's My Deco Files, we're visiting the color purple. The color wheel defines purple as 'any of a group of colors with a hue between that of violet and red' and as a 'symbol of royalty or high office.' Historically, the color purple has been associated with royalty and power, so let's take a look at the most regal of colors - purple, and see how we feel about it. Domino's My Deco Files were overflowing with all kinds of passionate shades of purple, from small sweet statements, to bold and dramatic flair-filled rooms, so let's take a look at what Domino had stored up for us.



































18 comments:

sherry lee said...

From soft lilac to deep aubergine -- the spectrum of "purple" runs deep -- and there is so much possibility with it!

Rebecca said...

oh how i love purple. i re-did the cushions on two old ethan allen couches - all purple. i can't tell you how many compliements i've been given about the purple couches.

our little love nest said...

I love the room with the vintage white sofa and the picture of a flower pot above it. The swing is cute too. I wish I had one like that.
xo
~dee

Sam said...

This post is so refreshing. I love Domino magazine and am tragically upset that they have stopped producing prints. Thank you for sharing this.

P.S. I love your blog - huge fan.

-Sam

RhiannonM said...

Purple is not a good color for me personally (bad memory associations) but I love to see how other people use it as it is one of those colors that varies intensely by shade. Beautiful.

Katherine said...

interesting--i have always thought that i did not like purple or lavender at all, but some of the rooms shown above happen to be on my "favorite domino rooms of all time list." maybe i like it, after all...

Mango Gal said...

I love purple and I swoon over that eggplant dining room!

Treehouse Collective said...

Purple isn't a color I've ever used in decorating my home, but these pics make it look so sophisticated and peaceful. Thanks for broadening my spectrum!

christina said...

i have never really gravitated towards purple {or any incarnations of it} but these rooms are gorgeous...thanks for helping me re-think purple.

my favorite and my best said...

thanks. i feel very soothed now.

Mrs.French said...

I had never thought of purple before...now you have me thinking of it a lot...wow! xo t

saddleshoos said...

I LOVE purple! Amazing collection of images. I recognized many of them from our beloved Domino (those eggplant walls are AMAZING). Another memorable favorite purple image of mine is the cover of the March 2008 Elle Decor. Check it out! http://www.zinio.com/pages/ELLEDecor/Mar-08/242033481/pg-148

and thanks for posting these!

Hudson Goods said...

the soft colors, purple, really work with both light and dark furnishings. they really got it right.

Amanda said...

I love purple beyond measure. A lot of these were already in my decor file on my computer, and now there are even more. Thank you for finding all these wonderful purples :)

~Amanda @ OneHappyPanda

Goodwill Girl said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful and inspiring pictures! I LOVE Domino!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh my.....yes. I have been dying to paint our bedroom a calming shade of lavender for a long time now. So beautiful, so peaceful. And that rug(in the third shot) and that dining room(in the fifth shot)? Swoon.....
Thank you for this!
xo
Melis

Katy @ Rose Lake Jewelry said...

Did anyone notice that the same painting is used in 2 of these rooms? Must be a popular set prop! I love finding those kind of things.

sfgirlbybay said...

i wore purple for like a year in the eighties - non stop, so i was quite sick of it. but it's growing on me again!

and good eye, katy! i had not noticed that - a stylist faux pas, perhaps!