Since I'm not terribly brave, I could start with a bit of lilac or plum in upholstered pieces like those above. The stunning, transitional space has modern lines with traditional roots. I would do this in a heartbeat! Photos by photographer Per Gunnarsson.
From the luster of glassware to fabric lampshades, purple complements the character and style of gray-washed rooms. Images via In The Thick of It (left) and The Lennoxx (right). By the way, I absolutely adore the sitting room at right with its classic beauty and modern charm.
The dining room at left sports fabulous library paneling that is not lost with the solid paint treatment. Really, the varying shades of white trim and furnishings stand in stark contrast to the purple with spectacular results.
Image via Trendirs.
My favorite accent wall has to be the one shown below. I am particularly drawn to the color of eggplant, and LOVE, LOVE the chartreuse drapery's contrast against the painted wall.
This room feels like Spain to me and reminds me of my visit to Barcelona. Image via Design Indulgences.