Polished and purple: How to use the color trend in your home

There's no denying that purple is in the spotlight. From color authority Pantone's announcement that Radiant Orchid will be the top hue in 2014, to Color Marketing Group's prediction that "Boyz-N-Berry," a shade of violet, will be all the rage in the interior design field, it seems as if the color has a unanimous vote for top honors. If you're wondering how to use this hue in your Milwaukee home, take a look at a few helpful suggestions spelled out by the Denver Post:

  • Bring in contrast: When decorating with any color it's important to bring in contrasting elements. You can accomplish this goal by using different shades of purple—ranging from light lilac to a bolder magenta—or by experimenting with various textures through the use of throw rugs, custom curtains and drapes and other home accessories. You can even add patterns to truly spice up your decor. This contrast will give your room a one-of-a-kind look and prevent the ambiance from being too matchy-matchy. 
  • Complement the hue: The key to creating a purple oasis in your home is to figure out what type of mood you want each room to exude and then pair the shade with complementary colors. "With gray it would be regal," Color Marketing Goup's Mark Woodman tells the news source. "With an acid green or yellow it would be completely energized. With an earthy brown and deeper green it would feel organic."

If you're looking for purple fabrics, make our Milwaukee fabric store your go-to. Our expert staff can help you select the perfect hue for your home!