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When decorating with lighting for your home, don't forget that most fixtures come in an array of colors. Sure, you may not go for a multicolor crystal chandelier (though you could), but table lamps, lanterns, and pendants are especially effective for infusing color into your room. Today we look at incorporating the perfect purple lighting, and how three designers effectively added it to their decor.
You can add purple lighting for romantic bedrooms, colorful kitchens or just adding some pretty style to any room of the house.
Manhattan-based designer Anthony Baratta is known for casually elegant, but classic rooms that are drenched in color. This library, done in shades of dusty purples and blues, features a purple table lamp that is a few shades deeper than the trio of purple upholstered seating.
Stylist Sissy Rousaki, who works out of Melbourne, Australia, paired almost acid shades of violet and yellow together in a sparse white loft. The simple purple pendant and over-dyed rug play well with each other, while canary yellow accent tables provide plenty of contrast.
Brian Patrick Flynn of Los Angeles-based production company Flynnside Out turned a narrow outdoor space into a fully functioning living room with the addition of a stripey rug, woven rattan sofa, and a plethora of purple pendants, which match the throw pillows.
Nothing creates more impact than a beautiful chandelier, so why not choose a purple one like the Bella Vetro Purple Glass Chandelier. You don't have to go the traditional chandelier route if you don't want to, try this Purple Knife Pleat Lamp Shade Pendant. If you're feeling risky and want some purple furniture, how about a Morgan Purple Accent Chair and place it next to the Imperial Metallic Ovo Table Lamp. If you love stripes, the Purple Neon Giclee Pendant is a great way to incorporate some purple. The Ashbury Royal Purple Wall Mirror is a bold move, both in style and color. Don't forget, mirrors always make a room look larger too! Don't limit your purple consumption to home furnishings and lighting, take it to the dining table with the Rachael Ray Purple Dinnerware Set. Feeling a little girly (which is likely if you enjoy purple), then try this pretty angelo :HOME Lily Lavender YoYo Accent Chair. Remember, style is floor to ceiling so don't forget the Resort Sawyer Purple Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug! The Aubergine Purple Stix Square Throw Pillow is the easiest and most economical way to add a little purple to your decor. If you love modern, then the Metallic Purple Scooper Adjustable Bar Stool is perfect for your home entertaining. But why not go real big with purple and lounge on the Centennial Eggplant Velvet Loveseat?!
Image credits: Anthony Baratta, Studio Tsokounoglou, The Province
Marni Elyse Katz is a Boston-based writer and editor, and the blogger behind StyleCarrot. She began her career in the fashion closet of Rolling Stone before moving into the digital space, where she worked for both indie startups and biggies, like AOL. Today, Marni writes regularly for Boston Globe Magazine and other local publications, and is Features Editor at Design Milk. In addition to cultivating a serious Pinterest habit and Instagram addiction, Marni masquerades as an interior designer. She also collects art with her husband, including many nude drawings and paintings, to the dismay of their two easily embarrassed sons. Follow Marni on Google+