Purple passion. This project was for a cooking school in Denver, but there's no reason you can't import purple into your home kitchen. "Katy Hume, the chef and owner of Stir Cooking School, has a contagious personality, and we wanted her vivacity to be portrayed within the design," says Momoko Morton of Naka Designs. "The interior therefore needed to be vibrant and rich in color.""Our primary goal was to make the space unique, inviting, playful and inspiring," she explains. "Eggplant purple evokes the color of royalty, and it connotes luxury, wealth and sophistication. The dark richness of its tone also tends to imbibe the qualities of femininity and romance."