Interior Trends: Let Purple Reign

Announced just this week, the colour experts at Pantone have collaborated with the estate of the late, great artist Prince, to develop an exclusive colour they’ve named Love Symbol #2. The colour purple became identifiable with the singer through his infamous wardrobe, piano and the iconic hit song and album, ‘Purple Rain’. We predict purple will become a huge interior hit this autumn/winter, thanks in part to the fashion we’ve seen on the runways in the a/w 2017 collections. We’ve selected a few of our favourite pieces to help you introduce this shade into your interiors.

The colour has long been associated with royalty, and there is something overtly regal about purple velvet furniture and walls painted in this rich hue. It can also, cleverly, look both contemporary or classic depending on the styling. Pair with glossy, modern accessories and the look will be chic and contemporary; however, pair with cracked leathers and vintage style portraits and books, and this colour will make any room look like the setting of a period drama, like in this example below.

An icon for an icon: our best-selling Darcy sofa, upholstered in Italian velvet. This chesterfield style sofa is as popular today as it was when it was first introduced; making it as timeless as one of Prince’s hits. It’s super soft seat cushions, and beautiful button back channel style and comfort.

purple velvet chesterfield

Putting purple in the spotlight. This contemporary shade, with its minimal design and clean lines, would be ideal for hanging over a dining room table. Its mid-century design has been given a contemporary update with this bright colour. Pair with purple dinner plates and table accessories for further pops of this popular colour.

purple mid-century lampshade

Geometric patterns have remained popular throughout 2017. This stunning rug combines two trends in one with its triangle pattern and purple hues. We think it will look stunning in living rooms and bedrooms, where you can choose matching or contrasting accessories to really liven up your home.

geometric purple rug

This stunning cushion, with its soft watercolour print and mixture of complementing purple and teal tones, is ideal for picking out highlights in your interiors.

purple and teal cushion

Purple doesn't have to be limited to living rooms and kitchens. Check out Pinterest for other unique and inspiring purple interiors, like this bathroom below.