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Violet. Warm purples are often referred to as violet. The strong influence of red creates a color that is romantic and chic.
Paint Pick: Kismet 6830 by Sherwin Williams
Fun fact: Freight company Federal Express uses a prominent shade of purple in their FedEx logos. This signifies a 'purple promise' that you will receive your package on-time, but using purple with orange (in their primary logo) also ensures that your package will stand out so you won't miss seeing it.
Plum. Darker, reddish purples are warm and sophisticated. If you want to add a bit of coziness to your contemporary space, using this color is a lighthearted and unexpected way to do it.
Paint Pick: Vigorous Violet 6838 by Sherwin Williams
Vibrant purples work well as accent colors. Just a small pop of this electric purple makes a big impact.
Paint Pick: Crocus Petal Purple 2071-40 by Benjamin Moore
Fun fact: The movie Purple Rain, starring recording artist Prince, debuted in 1984. The film grossed over $80 million and became a cult classic. In addition, the movie's soundtrack sold 20 millions copies worldwide.
An easy way to add color to a space is with accent fabrics. Here, purple pillows and a throw immediately catch your eye.
Fun fact: The Color Purple, the movie, was released in 1985. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, the movie starred Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. The movie grossed $142 million worldwide and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Today, The Color Purple is a Broadway musical and it is currently on a national tour.