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Friday
Sep172010

The colour purple

There is a problem with this blog. All of this eye candy we feature has the effect of making people change their minds over and over again about what sort things they like in a space. I for one am not a big fan of pastels, particularly purple/lavendar. Then I go and find this gem of a home on Micasa and I now think purple is not that bad. I kind of like it (although the living room rug could be a bit more interesting) - especially with all the grey walls, which has been my favourite wall colour for ages. Maybe you'll change your mind about using pastels when you see the wonderful photos below. (Happy Friday!!)

Reader Comments (17)

Pretty, but way too pastel for me. Doesn't work for me. Now if all those pastels were bold colours, that I could live with.

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJazz

WOW!!! love that kitchen!!! I am with you... not a huge fan of this color palette but I am having a seirous change of heart now.... I need to paint my kitchen and I am now between a really light mint or blue [it's bright red right now and i am tired of it].... but this kitchen has definitely given me something to think about :)

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

Yes, to the grey in all its possible shades. With lavender? no, definitely not for me,

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

Wow - I really do like it - but my husband would never go for it.

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusan

I like the muted tones. I really like the little glass, half wall partition to the dining room.

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwineoutloud

My daughter Gillian LOVES the color purple. When I told her I was going to paint her room yellow she said, "But nothing in my room is yellow." This is funny because she's three! I love this post b/c the pictures are beautiful, but I for one cannot live with sticky sweet on the walls. I think the bathroom is perfection. Cheers! xoxo

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRLG

I am not a pastel fan either but when I was choosing colors for our house, I ended up with purple in the dining room and two shades of it in the office! It was quite a surprise but it worked well with lime green chairs and mahogany furniture. :-)

Thanks for the posts and have a great weekend!

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commentergraes

awesome taste, proportions (in furniture and everything), artwork ... I also like, that they aren't sticking to the pastels in the living room, but have the warm leather and wood comined with it - that;s more rare and pretty unique.. the kitchen is unbelievable.. I like the playfulness of it, and find it a very sophisticated color palette.. sure, maybe not for everyone, but very well done and definitely pleasing to the eye (and mind.. :).. my mind.. that's something, i love about pastels.. )..

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commenternic

i like pretty much every room except for the living room. something is off there, in addition to the color... but that is one super cute dog!!

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdaul

liked the dog. nothing else. too pastelly and icky.

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Pretty! Soft and nice. I bet it's very comfortable to be in these rooms. Thanks for the eye opener.

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPriscilla

I think this is fabulous. I love the lavender and how all the tones melt into each other.

17 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGypsymade

And here I am, disagreeing with almost everyone. The living room, for instance -- the purple seems to gather the space together as if it were a darker color -- gives the larger space a light-hearted cottage feel, which the inclusion of oranges helps. And I find it entirely too cold in the kitchen & bath

18 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Funny, when people ask me what my favourite colour is I always say purple, yet I really don't think I could live with that purple kitchen. But those grey walls -sigh! I actually think the colour grey is so underrated. It has so many subtleties and can really work with so many different colours. The grey in the living room makes the purple work. And the grey in the bathroom is GORGEOUS.

18 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

I would never have imagined it of myself, but I quite like the living room in this post. I find that the mix of warm leather and wood, along with the painting and dark pillows, make the pastels richer. It has a very elegant feel...and I would love to have a chair like that wonderful leather one to curl up in.

18 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commentertopaz

I love the grey and purple combination

19 Sep 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Oh that is sooo lovely:)

20 Sep 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrikk

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