Inspiration, Interior Style

Purple

Seeing the rich deep colours of the blackcurrant leads me to looking at rich purple colours in interiors. When used as a paint colour on walls it has a very dramatic effect like for example this bathroom painted in ‘brinjal’ by Farrow & Ball

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or in this more eclectic bathroom – the drama is still there, enhanced by the tiling details

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Stunning isn’t it? I love the way the light plays on the colour.

 

There are quieter ways to introduce a rich purple into your interior

Take this large bookcase in the dining room of Marianna Kennedy in Spitalfields (featured in Ben Pentreath’s Book). The large bookcase is painted in a deep aubergine colour, the depth of which is heightened by the marigold yellow of the inside of the cabinet.

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Similarly the beautiful subtle colour of this kitchen door in this farmhouse in County Cork (photograph by Simon Brown) is highlighted by the primrose yellow of the dresser.

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Of course as usual the gentler way of entertaining the colour in your home is in the details.

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these sing out against their pale grey background

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Simple flowers from the garden can dictate your accent colours at home from day to day

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English designer Ben Pentreath has made his dahlias the stars on his mantlepiece, complemented by those deep purple candles. 

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simples

 

 

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