Sunday, January 28, 2018

Decorating Your Living Room With Pink and Purple

It takes a certain amount of bravery to decorate a room with such powerful yet soft colors. Not a lot of people are up to it.

Think about how many people you know who have taken the plunge and painted their foyer or main rooms Lavender. I'll take a wild guess and say, very few.

Of course bedrooms and bathrooms often see pink or purple on the wall, but it truly takes a free spirit to turn a living or dining room into a pink/purple haven.

A Pink and Purple Living Room Design Can Be Done

The first step before any decorating begins, is to determine the mood you want to create for that space when it's completed.

How do you want the room to feel to those who enter? If the answer to your question is, relaxed, calm, and serene, mixed with a touch of royalty and class, then hang on to your decorator's hat .... you're a candidate for a purple and pink living room. Yikes you say?

The Basic Template for the Room

The basic template for you space is what goes on the walls, ceiling and floor. After deciding on the mood, you must next decide these items.

However, you should have the couch, chair and rug colors established at the same time so that you can match one of the colors from those pieces with the wall and/or ceiling paint. And yes, you can paint your ceilings dark colors.

Wall Treatments - Will You Have Any?

If you're planning purple for the wall, and your budget permits it, add Wainscoting to the living room. Put the Wainscotting all the way around the walls or just on one wall - you decide. Quite frankly, all the way around is a fantastic look, especially when a great deal of color is about to be introduced to the space.

Wainscotting painted a light soft blush, versus, the standard stark white, would look incredible with dark purple walls that match a shade of purple in the area rug. This Pinterest Board features various wainscoting styles and designs. Take a look to get an idea of the choices available. There are plenty.

The Furniture and Accessories

There are an abundance of options to choose from. However, if you need the choices narrowed down, check out these pre-selected purple and pink furniture items featured here. The design choice was centered on softness and grace.
  • The Sofa: Soft Pink/Blush
  • The Rug: Darker Purple
  • The Sideboard: Dark Wood with Purple Tones
  • The Pictures: Flowered with Purple and Pink Tones
  • The Floor Poufs: Faux Fir White
  • The Coffee & End Tables: Rose Gold and Glass
  • The Chairs: Soft Pink Striped
  • The Drapes: Graceful Soft Linen Light Pink
  • The Accessories: Pink, Purple, White - Plants, Flowers and Candles
  • The Lamps: Dark purple base with light colored lamp shade (white or pastels)



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6 comments:

  1. I know it has been done (a house my folks purchased when I was in high school originally came with a purple living room). So this unusual idea is not completely unknown to me. Personally, I probably would not consider either pink or purple for the living room, except perhaps as light accents (pillows, rug, etc.), but I know many people who would also love it. :)

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    1. I've seen it as well, and I'm probably in your camp on this too - using accents versus doing the whole room. However the pieces I featured for a room like this sure do catch my eye, especially that sideboard and the drapes.

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  2. Pink and purple are both beautiful colors. I am especially fond of pink myself. However, I have always used both colors as accent colors. I don't think my husband would let me paint our den pink, but I can easily imagine that it would be very pretty.

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    1. Cynthia, lol - I think most men wouldn't be too keen on these colors in a main room - I have a house full of boys and in the 90's I painted our hallway a dusty rose with a chair rail border that was flowered, and I have to say, it was very nice and they liked it. It's long since been redone though. I always told people I did it to tame the testosterone in the house since pink shades are calming colors hahaha!

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  3. Love both Pink and Purple but not sure I would ever do a living room in those colors. But I would add accent pillows in those colors!

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    1. I'm with you in general, but after seeing the pieces that could go in the room, I'm second guessing myself lol

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