When we say 'purple', we're not talking about barely-there shades of lavender or lilac; rather, we're talking about deep tones of violet and mulberry.
Rich and entirely unusual to spot within the home, it works sumptuously on its own when painted on to walls; alternatively, pair it with a contrasting colour for an alluring accent.
The same applies in the kitchen: there's cabinetry, accessories, soft furnishings... With the news Le Creuset has launched a new cookware collection (shown above), inspired by Pantone's Ultra-Violet shade (which was dubbed 'Colour of the Year' by the colour authority last year), we thought we'd explore the various other ways purple can be incorporated into a kitchen. Read on for a dazzling array of ideas!
Go purple with the... Cabinetry Purple cabinetry is a big committment. For one thing, once it's there, it's there; there's no simple (or cheap) way to change the colour if you get bored of it, or decide that, actually, you're not really a fan...
In this space (shown both above and below), the glossy purple cupboard fronts provide a luxe contrast to the simple creamy palette that fills the rest of the space; shades of purple on the blinds tie in between the two quite neatly.
This is definitely a colour that works best as a strong statement in the kitchen; pair it with an all-white space for a finish that's as shocking as it is stylish.
Follow the lead of the space shown below by weaving it throughout your space - it works quite neatly as a zoning colour, too.
Go purple with the... Seating For a less permanent, easier to switch-up option, look to your kitchen seating. Whether you opt to upcycle old wooden chairs with a lick of paint, invest in purple cushions or buy all-out purple seating, this is a straight-forward way to bring some of the colour to your space.
As per the spaces shown above and below, it again works best with all-white kitchens, adding a burst of decadent warmth to any space.
Go purple with the... Splashback An illustrated splashback is a beautifully simple way to bring some vibrancy into your kitchen - and if purple is top of your agenda, why not consider a soothing field of lavender à la the kitchen glimpsed below?
If the thought of a picture-based splashback turns your stomach, opt, instead, for a smooth block of colour that can tie in to the rest of your space. In the kitchen below, for example, a mulberry-toned splashback neatly complements the seating and the framed prints.
Go purple with the... Upcycled details As already touched upon with seating, upcycling furniture with a splash of purple makes for a great way to instantly lift a space. Need further convincing? Take inspiration from the bold colour-matching of the cabinetry and the table shown below...
NEXT! After another similarly luxe colour scheme? Consider adding some gold into your cook-space - click any image below to begin browsing our moodboard of 24-carat ideas...
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