Trendspotting : Passion for Purple

To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of traditional purple. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it, either. However, the trending crop of purples have me wanting to break out my pom-poms (yarn, of course) and do a little cheer. And I am not the cheerleader type. At all.

The new purples are a diverse bunch – with undertones of pink, magenta, and gray – that range from deep and dramatic plums on the dark side to dusty mauves and orchids on the light side. As for coordinating colors, you’ve got a lot to choose from here. Pair a deep and saturated plum with the other on trend darks like deep blue green or indigo for a look that’s fierce and dramatic, or pair a dusty mauve with a neutral like ivory, barely gray, or an on trend hue like blush pink for a look that’s soft and romantic.

Most of these purples also pair very well with the super popular metallics – ooh, deep plum plus copper would be stunning. And they play well together for tone-on-tone or ombre looks.

I hope that the eye candy below will inspire you to consider one or more luscious purple hues for your upcoming projects!

2016 Stationery Color Trends : Passion for Purple

Above, clockwise from top left : Modern Hepburn* – via // Leila Chenvia // Abstract Jewel Wedding Invitations by Rebecca Bowen // Joseph de Leovia // Winterblue11 via Colorwaysvia // Happy Interior Blogvia // The Lanevia // Clive Nicholsvia // Horchowvia // Elie Saabvia

* Could not find the original source, so please let me know if you know.

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2 comments on “Trendspotting : Passion for Purple

  1. Christina commented //

    We share the same feelings for traditional purple, but I think this post made me fall in love with it. Such a beautiful hue!

  2. kristen commented //

    It is, Christina! Glad to hear that you’re loving it, too. 🙂

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