The March theme on Sophistique Noir is purple. This should be an easy theme for me because purple is my favorite color. As I did one year ago for the March 2012 theme of gray, I decided to talk about purple as a home decor color. Alas, this turned out to be rather difficult.
I found few examples of purple used in home decor. It's typically limited to one of two styles: princessy little girls' rooms...
or contemporary, sleek, mod styles.
When purple is used in more formal or traditional styles, it often plays a relatively small supporting role.
Or sometimes it's mixed with gold and becomes a gaudy masterpiece of someone's luxury estate.
All images are from HGTV.com
I rarely see traditional, Victorian or Old World style rooms that are truly purple (not a room with a purple rug or a room with a purple pillow, but a purple room). Maybe it's because people are wary of using purple in home decor. Why not a purple Old World style living room? Am I on to a fresh new idea... or do I just have the worst taste ever?