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The Colour Purple – Psychological Properties

The Colour Purple – Psychological Properties

Words by Inspired Spaces

The Colour Purple!

Purple being the mix of red and blue has the power to prompt a wide range of strong emotions.

From a colour psychology perspective, purple promotes harmony of the mind and the emotions, contributing to mental balance and stability, peace of mind, a link between the spiritual and the physical worlds, between thought and activity.

Purple is:

  • Uplifting
  • Calming to mind and nerves
  • Offers sense of spirituality and wisdom
  • Encourages creativity and success

Purple Can Set A Mood In Your Space

Purple comes in a variety of variations such as lavender, lilac, mauve, amethyst, plum and deep purple. Whether light, dark, funky, fruity or fully mature, purple empowers you to set a definite mood in your space.

Depending on its purity or shade, it can carry along with it an air of imperial aura and sophistication or be soft and playful like a kids dinosaur.

Purple is not normally a ‘go to’ colour for decorators.

People tend to sway towards safer colours for interiors like neutrals, browns and greys. But this doesn’t mean you have to play it safe. Go ahead and dare to be bold.

It takes courage and confidence to choose this colour in any version!

The Colour Purple Can Be Very Versatile

The wrong shade can be overpowering but the right shade can make you fall in love with your space and empower you with positive emotions.

If you need help decorating make sure you contact a professional so they can capture the aspect you love best and make sure it fits in perfectly in your home. A skilled designer will be able to create the blend of sophistication, playfulness and personality you are looking for.

How To Use Purple In Your Interior

If you love purple but don’t want to overwhelm a room, a good suggestion is to bring it in as an accent colour.

Accents don’t have to be limited to simple décor or wall paint, create some visual contrast through different textures.

Add in a purple cushion, plush seat, throw or rug against a neutral background. Let the colour stand out to lighten and brighten the space.

Even something as simple as a purple floral arrangement can bring that wow factor into your home.

A Dash Of Purple Can Alter Your Home’s Vibe In A Significant And Positive Fashion

Balance is the key to making it work!

Remember that accent colours work best when the remainder of the room is in largely neutral hues. Too many separated colours and patterns work against the look and generally end up making the space look cluttered.

In Feng Shui purple is seen as a colour of high vibrations and must be used sparingly.

When it comes to creating a stylish and sophisticated look while bringing in warmth, few shades work as well as the iconic purple.

Don’t just opt for a neutral interior like most other households add a infusion of colour.

Purple being dubbed one of the hottest colours in the last year you can’t go wrong!

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