15 royal shades of purple paint you’ll want to use in your home
Want to feel like royalty? If you’re exploring color palettes for your home project, you might consider the majestic sides of purple. Rich and regal, purple comes in a multitude of shades, but royal purple is well established as a color suited to nobility. A cool-toned color, purple is the result of the combination of the primary colors red and blue, which contributes to its depth and intrigue. Often associated with senior rulers and spiritual leaders, royal purple comes from Tyrian purple, a rare dye originally found among molluscs in the Mediterranean Sea (via Live Science). Mysterious and elegant, softer purple hues can engender feelings of femininity and sexiness, as opaque hues can tend to be more masculine and vigilant.
What colors could complement an imperial purple? According to the color wheel, suitable paint colors found directly opposite purple are yellow, orange, and green, among the various shades they contain. Other hues related to purple can also work like blue, indigo, and pink. Neutrals like beige, gray, gold, silver and white would also create a dynamic contrast. With its sultry yet influential vibe, a royal purple would display well in many areas of your home, especially the bedroom, living room and dining room, as well as the kitchen or bathroom. Depending on how sophisticated you’re looking for, you can feature a regal hue on an accent wall or focal point, or completely cover a room. Keep reading to discover some of the best stately purples to show off in your home.
1. Noble lilac
Delicate and airy, a light shade of purple resembling lilac blossoms is concentrated in this home. The breathtaking kitchen features a lilac colored island with matching walls that extend to the surrounding areas. Glossy white marble doors, baseboards, and backsplash contrast with the significant hue, including gray cabinetry, beige wood floors and stools, and gold hanger trim.
2. Luxurious Lavender
A beloved flowering plant, lavender has a refreshing scent used for soaps and flavorings. This romantic bathroom features a vintage bear claw tub painted in a soft and luxurious lavender purple on the bottom. While the curtains closely match the bathtub, the brown window frame, gray floor and white tiles contrast the delicate hue skillfully.
3. Prestigious purples
If you can’t decide which purple captures the most regal essence of a room, you can mix and match different shades. Bright yet friendly hues are splashed across the walls of a cozy student bedroom, including a royal purple chair cushion. Elements of brown, white, gray and green all complement the different hues.
4. Smoky Opulence
Offering a regal feel, this unique shade of purple appears smoky and textured in a bathroom. The pale hue is opulent against the white sink, circular mirror and toilet, including the light wood and black countertop.
5. Valiant Violet
Derived from nature, purple is a spectral hue found in flowers that represents wisdom and modesty. Often purple in appearance with a hint of blue, purple exudes a rich, warm vibe. Pictured here is a wall covered in purple with a matching chest of drawers. The black and white rug contrasts with the vibrant color and neutral chair.
6. Royal Grape
In this modern living space, an assortment of colors like orange, red and green accompany the appetizing grape-colored walls. The vibrancy of the living landscape balances the furniture in the room, including the neutral rug, gray sofa, wooden table, black and white picture, Roman blinds and large pendant lights.
7. Purple Orchid
Lush and sturdy, this purple wall looks like an orchid flower as it commands attention amidst a mid-century modern style dining room. Simple in design, the brown wooden table and orange chairs stand out against the lush wall, while the light and delicate curtains, the beige wooden parquet and the silver and gold elements complete the whole.
8. Majestic Mauve
A soft blend of pink and purple, mauve can appear light or dark depending on its intensity. Pictured above is a lavish painted lampshade over 18th century style decorative paneling with a similarly colored upholstered sofa. The rich and powerful combo is balanced with a silver metal side table, light wood flooring, and a white and green Christmas tree.
9. Royal plum
Sleek and graceful, this living space features a deep plum-like purple hue on the walls. The design features old world influences from the tufted furniture and massive chandelier while blending modern furniture with the lamp and pillows. Complementary shades and colors of silver, white, gray, ivory and black bring out the royal color.
10. aura of amethyst
A bedroom fit for a king, this image features amethyst colored walls with a unique patterned texture on one. From dark to light, the extravagant bedroom also has matching and accented purples in the linens, curtains, and floral wall paint above the metallic gold headboard, all providing a tranquil yet smart vibe.
11. Wine glass
Like a glass of red wine, this bedroom showcases a luscious purple hue all over the wall. With an aura of opulence and prestige, the purple hue is well balanced between the natural light and the dark closet. The white and gray of the bed also contrasts with the hue, including the parquet and light wood rug.
12. Meaty Eggplant
This rustic-yet-modern bedroom is covered in a deep eggplant-like hue that adorns the walls, including a section of wood paneling. Silver elements of the lamp and other decor complement the substantial shade while the massive gray fireplace contrasts with the dark purple present throughout the room, including the linens.
13. Vintage Purple
Dusty purple with a hint of gray, this eclectic living room space features decorative crown molding on the majestic purple-hued walls. Browns, tans, pinks and purples accompany the subdued hue with an eye-catching bookcase and a comfy pink velvet sofa.
14. Dark Gray-Purple
An epic blend of purple and gray, this dark hue takes over the room. The romantic hue is highlighted on the walls and fireplace among the classic and modern decors, including the dark purple sofa and pink pillows, which make the decorative mantle stand out.
15. Russian Violet
Earthy and tranquil, Russian Violet is one of the deepest and darkest purples. Almost black, this scene features a rewarding take on color as it completely covers a background wall in the middle of a table with massage stones and cherry blossom branches; it is an appropriate shade for an at-home massage, spa or bath.