What colours go with purple?
Purple is the perfect colour to add a touch of luxury and elegance to your home. Find out which colours go with purple and how you can introduce these colours.
When your decor calls for a little energy to liven it up, consider adding purple to your home. From soft shades like lavender and lilac to eye-catching tones such as magenta, violet and plum, there’s a shade of purple to suit every design style. If you’re wondering what colour goes with purple, we’re here to help. Ahead, discover the psychology behind this rich hue, and the best colour combinations to inspire your next project.
The psychology of the colour purple
Colour psychology in interior design reveals how decorating with certain colours can affect the way we feel and think, and our mood. If you want a good night’s sleep, consider purple. Calming and soothing, purple is the ideal colour for a bedroom. It’s also said to improve creativity, so it’s perfect for home offices, playrooms and children’s bedrooms.
Purple colour schemes
Looking for an effortless way to change the feel of your home? Decorate with a purple colour scheme. Trying to decide what colour goes with purple? It’s easier than you may think. From classic cream to high-shine metallics, here are some of our favourite shades to pair with purple.
Dark green paired with purple is surprisingly easy on the eye. Evoking a feeling of opulence wherever it’s used, this charming colour combination works especially well in a smaller room where you want to create a feeling of cosiness. A touch of green will prevent your interior from being oversaturated by purple, so you can enjoy the calming qualities that the colour can offer. Try combining our Malva paint, a beautiful mauve, with botanical greens and jewel-toned emeralds.
Purple and gold metallics make an unexpected power couple. Whether it’s in brass finishes, accessories or even in wallpapers like our Meadow Bluebell design, gold complements a variety of purple hues. From a kitchen to a home office, this colour duo will lend your home a luxe, elevated look.
Another hue that works wonders at balancing out purple rooms? Soft white, of course! Simple white walls can also be used to bring purple to the forefront. Our Fantasy Floral Bloom wall mural features pink and purple flowers against a bright, clear sky. Paired with white walls, this mural will be a striking focal point in any space.
Done right, purple doesn’t have to be heavy and overwhelming. Teamed with muted dove grey, it can be used to create a serene bedroom or living room. A touch of grey will also help modernise a purple palette. We recommend teaming dove grey walls with a feature wall adorned with our Botany Plum wallpaper. With gorgeous intertwined botanicals and silver metallic detailing, this design allows a space to take on a bolder energy, yet still feels peaceful.
If you’re still unsure if you should give this versatile colour a chance, try pairing purple with cream. By painting your walls with this popular neutral, you can offset the dominance of purple. You can also choose natural shades like lilac and lavender for a more subtle option. Far from sugary, our Prom Queen paint is the ideal lavender. Plus, the red undertones of this soft hue mean it works in any space, from the kitchen to the hallway.