Sun RoomTraditional Patio, DC Metro
Eric Taylor Photography
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For some people a little purple goes a long way. Take, for instance, this house by Christine Kelly at Crafted Architecture. Two shades of purple (Benjamin Moore’s Autumn Purple and Crushed Berries) call attention to the architectural features of a sunroom addition. “A purple accent, or any strong color, can really make you notice the details of a home,” Harris says. “If you put on that color, people will look.”
Purple ExteriorsDon't overlook the exterior of your home as a place to inject a little color. I think berry and purple work best as exterior accent colors, to help call attention to charming and interesting architectural details.
3. Think Beyond PlantsAdd purple to the landscape by painting trimwork, front doors, arbors, gates or containers. A mix of energetic red and peaceful blue, purple has the unique ability to work well with both cool and warm color schemes.
5. Purple and Plum With a Beige ExteriorI love this delightful exterior palette. It shows how color can be used to accentuate architectural elements on a home in a fun way. (It helps to live in a neighborhood that is amenable to whimsical exterior palettes.) You could easily do a variation on this palette using your favorite vibrant hue. If you keep the main exterior color neutral, simply select two hues that are near each other on the color wheel (for instance, lime green and lemon yellow, or turquoise and navy blue). This will give you a colorful palette with just enough restraint.
Purple is the star in this backyard. If you love purple but are shy about using it in the front of your home, a great idea is to use it somewhere in the back, such as for a porch, a sunroom or a bay window.Suggested paint picks: Ballad, Mixed Berries and Purple Silhouette, Behr