Best Colors for Your Home: PURPLE

It’s time for the latest edition of The Color Files!  Today, we’re taking a look at a gorgeous jewel tone that, unfortunately, often takes a beating in the design world.  Seriously, how many times have you heard someone mock a giant purple sofa or lament about the shade of purple on the walls before a makeover?  The reality is that purple can  be a difficult color to work with, but if done right, purple can be a royal hue that looks amazing.  I’m excited to share some beautiful examples of just how good purple can be when it’s perfectly done.  Enjoy!

Purple Collage Pin Pic

Best Purple Paint for you Home 

 Canadian House & Home dining with purple wall

{Accent Wall} Nightfall by Benjamin Moore at Canadian House & Home

Chris Loves Julia violet accent wall

Violet Evening by Behr at Chris Loves Julia
Canadian House & Home dining with purple upholstery

Dining Nook Upholstery at Canadian House & Home

 {Cabinetry} Passion Plum by Benjamin Moore at Houzz

LCH Interiors aubergine cabinetry

Aubergine Built-in Shelving at LCH Interiors


{Trim} Autumn Purple and Crushed Berries by Benjamin Moore at Houzz

Canadian House & Home lavendar living room

{Wall} Enchant by Sherwin Williams at Canadian House & Home

Style by Emily Henderson purple living room

Vintage Charm by Benjamin Moore at Style by Emily Henderson
Canadian House & Home purple rug

{Rug} Madeline Weinrib by Y & Co. at Canadian House & Home


Venetian Chandelier by Corbett Lighting at Houzz

Hardrock Homes purple accent wall with fireplace

{Accent Wall} Graffiti by Kwal-Howell at Hardrock Homes featured at Favorite Paint Colors

Etsy Purple Paint Chip Art

Purple Paint Chip Butterfly Art at Etsy Shop Abounding Treasures


 {Door} Majestic Violet by Benjamin Moore or Purple Rain by Valspar at Houzz

Canadian House & Home mod bedroom

Cafe’ Gray by Pratt& Lambert at Canadian House & Home

 Lavender Chevron Bedroom at Houzz

DIY Design Fanatic intense purple bedroom

Lucent Purple by Valspar at DIY Design Fanatic
Canadian House & Home purple papered bath

{Wallpaper} Manuel Canovas by Cowtan & Tout at Canadian House & Home

Infarrantly Creative purple bathroom

Violet Bloom by Behr at Infarrantly Creative
The Decorologist lavendar bedroom
{Walls} Violet Mist by Benjamin Moore {Ceiling} Whisper Violet by Benjamin Moore at The Decorologist
Canadian House & Home lavendar kitchen

Cabinetry by Marana Kitchens at Canadian House & Home

Love Laughter and Decor lavender nursery

Brushed Lavender by Valspar at Love Laughter and Decor

 Featured pictures in this post from Better Homes & Gardens

 Have you used purple in your home?  What do you think the best purple paint color is?

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  1. My husband and I painted our living room purple! We used Valspar’s Dusty Lavender on top and Regal Plum on the bottom, separated by a white chair rail. The high-gloss white trim all around really makes it pop. Three years later, we still adore the colors! Finding a nice, inexpensive rug to go in the room has been tricky, though.

  2. We have been trying all day to find the purple that was used to paint the built-ins up above? We tried Sherwin Williams, Home Depot and looked on tons of websites to match it? Can you tell me what color and what store you found this paint please? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Stacie! These aren’t our built-ins, just an inspiration image, so I’m afraid I can’t help with the color. Have you tried the Sherwin-Williams Chip It tool? You can use an image and it will pull out the colors in it.

      1. Are you talking about the LCH shelving called Aubergine?
        I was also looking for that exact colour and it’s not in my BM deck…most deep magenta’s/purples have too much white in it…I would love to know the brand if anyone finds out!