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The Color Purple


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What Dorothy would wear all grown up...


I love these!

I've been thinking of purple, but truthfully I'm not terribly fond of the color purple. At least I wasn't until I spotted the images for this post. While I own no purple clothes or accessories, I love the watch and the Manolos! I could easily find something to pair these with.

In our Upper East Side apartment our dining room had a purple ceiling. Well, truthfully it was lavender. And the walls were a lovely heathered, masculine gray. The trim was all in white and it was very elegant. But other than that I have never been a purple girl. I was not the kind of girl to dream about fairies and princesses either. My bedroom is periwinkle. It is the most soothing and relaxing color. my bedroom is my haven... a least until the kids come barging in! But I consider periwinkle to be more a blue color than a purple color.

I think I am changing my mind about purple. The images I have come up with are stunning, classic, fun and elegant.

This "purple" bedroom is relaxing in light periwinkle hues...


Martha Stewart plays up the purple wall and dresses up the mantel with these lovely hyacinths...



A modern kitchen with purple cabinetry...


I love this more suburban feel. The purple ceiling adds character and warmth to the crisp, clean walls...


The pale purple and the crisp white cabinetry in this kitchen have a calming feel...


I adore the dramatic flair of the deep purple offset by the brilliant white...


A romantic and tranquil eating spot...


The energy of the walls is balanced by the calm of the furniture...



I do love the combination of the regal, rich purple as it is juxtaposed by the bright, almost ochre-colored, beige...

I love the pop of color generated by the sofa...


I never imagined purple to be a soothing color before...

I wanted to learn about this rich and mysterious color. And this is what I learned:

Purple is the color of royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness. (I have never heard of such a thing as too much blue! Have you?)

According to nutritionists purple is a very important color to incorporate into our diets. Purple foods are also good for lowering the risk of heart disease, some cancers, preventing age-related memory loss, keeping the eyes and urinary tract healthy and lowering the risk of gum disease and stomach ulcers.















Beautiful purple foods are so good for you!



But every now and then you need this kind of purple. It's OK, unleash your inner kid and enjoy!





Or put on your stunning purple Manolos and have a more grown up treat!


And you'll know you've finally gown up when you own a bottle of Chambord that you'll pour into a glass of champagne of a lovely Kir Royale!


Nothing soothes and calms as the scent of lavender...

Are you rested and relaxed?
What do you now think of the color purple?

I love...

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