Most of us choose the color scheme of the bedroom, guided by the rule «calmer, paler, more moderate», avoiding any catchy combinations and bold tones. This is due to the fear of using this or that color and the unwillingness to experiment..
More assertive people, on the contrary, prefer to periodically radically change the image of the room, eventually getting a stylish and beautiful interior thanks to an unusual color solution.
Purple can be attributed to those shades that, most often, are perceived with caution, but completely in vain. This color is capable of a lot, in particular, to create an atmosphere of intimacy, subtle taste and luxury in the bedroom, therefore, designers strongly recommend that you forget all your concerns and turn, nevertheless, to the use of purple in the design of the room.
Here are some tips for using purple in your home:
Since purple is a fairly dark and rich color in small, especially poorly lit bedrooms, it is better to use it in a minimal amount or completely abandon this color..
Remember, any dark color goes well with white, but a purple and white bedroom can look cool and cool..
In this case, it is necessary to choose the right shade of purple: the color should contain a warm undertones (red, wine, brick).
Purple is equally suitable for a man’s or a woman’s bedroom, for a married couple, in a children’s room, or for an elderly person. But in any case, you should not use the color in large quantities, it is still quite dark and active.
How to use purple correctly in the bedroom
You should never be afraid to use any color in the interior, because the result may well exceed all your expectations and truly surprise.
At the same time, the pure colors of the spectrum (blue, red, violet) should be treated carefully and carefully, correctly weaving them into the very idea of the interior. We will tell you how best to apply beautiful purple color in the bedroom..
Use locally on a large surface
Simple and to the point – paint one of the walls purple, making it accent; cover the floor with blueberry-colored carpet or highlight one of the false ceiling levels with color, thereby creating its volume.
Please note that this method is good when the dimensions of the bedroom allow it to be embodied, and there are enough windows and artificial light in the room so that the deep purple color looks appropriate and not gloomy here..
If you’re still worried about the effect purple will have on your bedroom, try using it on a small surface first, such as painting a door or highlighting the headboard. It will take some time before it becomes clear whether you need to add color, or is that enough.
Create a sculptural accent
Let’s say your bedroom layout is complex, with niches, ledges or arches, a bay window, a built-in dressing room, or a fireplace portal. This can be successfully used in order to emphasize the visible design feature of the room through a rich color, in this case, purple..
The protruding surface can be simply painted, and the niches or inner surfaces of the arched openings can be pasted over with wallpaper with an ornament in tone with the purple color. We also recommend decorating the high windows of the bedroom with thick purple curtains with dense gathering, and revet the decorative floor of the columns (if any) with embossed panels of the same shade..
Choose upholstery for furniture
It is advisable to apply purple in this way in spacious bedrooms, where the area of the room allows you to install additional furniture in addition to a bed and a chest of drawers. Otherwise, a pile of dark-colored objects in a small bedroom will look gloomy and inappropriate..
When the floor area in the bedroom is enough to complement the furnishings with a pair of armchairs, a dressing table, a banquet or an elegant couch, you can choose solid upholstery in a languid purple-violet color for such furniture..
Important: if the bedroom is equipped with purple furniture, refuse additional use of this color in other areas and objects.
Use textiles and accessories
Decorating a bedroom with woven materials and unusual textures and objects is the last stage of interior decoration, and it is also the most delicate, since it contributes to the emergence of a special mood.
At that moment, when doubts about using bold purple makes you change your mind about painting walls with it, think about the shade of future curtains, bedspreads, lamp shades and a soft rug under your feet. These items can always be replaced if the color is ultimately unacceptable, or just bored..
Combine with neutral shades
If you combine blue with red, you get a beautiful purple, which harbors the calmness of the former and the assertiveness of the latter. That is why purple cannot be called unambiguous and boring: against its background, bright colors seem calmer, and light pastel colors are cleaner and more sublime..
If you strive to make the bedroom unusual and, at the same time, not flashy, but elegant and cozy, the purple color in it should get along with basic neutral shades: white, gray, olive, sand, cream, powdery on all basic surfaces.
Combine with bright colors
It is hardly worth arguing that the bedroom must be airy and neutral, pacifying, because, as many people, there are so many opinions. In addition, today in small one or two-room apartments, a bedroom can combine several functional areas: for recreation, for work, for a wardrobe, and even for receiving guests..
It is the small dimensions of living quarters that make it necessary to use several colors and shades at once for the sake of zoning a room. So, the rest area (around the bed) can be decorated using shades of purple; choose furniture for the work area in blue-green shades that contribute to concentration; the rest of the space can be left neutral, complemented by a pair of catchy accessories.
In the bedroom you can combine different colors, but very carefully in small quantities, not forgetting that the main function of this room is rest and relaxation.
And if purple becomes at the head, it should be supplemented:
Any pastel shade or their combinations (pale yellow, light green, pale blue, light ocher, azure, pink)
Another color of the spectrum (yellow, red, green, blue), as well as purple, coral, peach, crimson.