Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eye Candy: Color Inspiration: Purple

I've been painting everything in sight shades of viridian for some time now in an effort to complete my office space. Funny enough, as I round the bend (nearly, nearly there), I find myself smitten with deep shades of purple (which I blame on this post!). This figures into the strange master plan of things perfectly – it means I might be almost done a project. Inevitably and always I have grand desires and a complete change of heart design-wise just as I'm about to finish any given project. Perhaps I get sick of things or perhaps I've created enough of a solution to be longing for the next 'problem', who knows. But it happens every time, with every design...

Since I know myself well enough to simply stay the course and finish up I thought I might indulge by creating a mood board of sorts. A purple fantasy. A visual indulgence in all things plum and lavender...Enjoy!

A little warmer, a bit darker, cozy, deep, plum:

These beauties make me want to run right out, rack up a heck of a bill, and overhaul my whole house...and I don't even like animal prints (I know, I know...):

Since we're dreaming I might as well throw in a staircase I lust for too...


What colors are you dreaming in lately?

For those wondering, the numbers are done in the font Champignon, available free.


Photo Sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, staircase

4 comments:

karmaperdiem said...

Ooh, purple is my favorite color of all times. My front door is purple. My kitchen is painted purple. My island in my kitchen is purple. My accent colors are orange, candy apple green and um, purple. Next week I'm doing a post on an antique salt shaker (purple) that I just found.
Did I tell you I love purple?
:-) Lisa

diane said...

thank you for the plum + lavender indulgence!

such a lovely gift on this fine tuesday afternoon...

Brandi said...

I always dream about blue -- green is runner up, and I love purple and yellow. But blue stole my heart when I was little and never returned it.

Sandie {A Bloggable Life | 365} said...

I dream in sage green, cardinal red, and Tuscany yellow/gold. But my favorite color of all-time is purple. Now, if I were just a touch less traditional, I might even paint a wall with it as well!

(Maybe my soon-to-be new office space? We'll see...)