Purple is like orange when it comes to interior design. A little can look amazing, but too much is too much. But, if you love purple, there are indeed examples of rooms with a lot of purple. Our galleries below have many such examples.
Also below is a purple color chart which sets out the main shades from light to dark. It doesn’t include every shade of purple, but it gives you an idea of the spectrum.
Purple Color Chart
Below is the trend chart for different rooms. Interestingly, “purple bedroom” is the most popular, which makes sense. You may not want your “public” space purple, but you can go color crazy with your bedroom and have some fun with it. Besides, changing colors in a bedroom is a lot easier than in a kitchen or bathroom (especially if cabinetry is purple… not so easy or inexpensive to change that).
Purple Interior Color Examples
1. Purple Dining Rooms
Purple color schemes are perfect for creating a luxurious and elegant atmosphere in a dining room. Many people associate the purple with royalty. Purple dining areas are unique and special. The colors that are used in a dining area create a lasting impression on the diner, and this is particularly the case for the color purple. Dinner guests will always remember your dining room space if you choose purple as your color theme.
Dining room featuring a set of purple seats matching the purple wall with charming yellow wall decors. The dining table set is lighted by three pendant lights.
An elegant dining table set with luxurious seats and an oval dining table lighted by a grand chandelier. The window curtains surrounding the room add elegance to space.
A rectangular dining table set on top of the herringbone-style flooring. The area is surrounded by purple walls and curtains.
A focused look at this dining room’s wooden table set on top of a large rug. The wide French windows let sunlight through, giving warm and bright vibes to the room.
This dining room features a fancy dining table and chairs set lighted by a very attractive ceiling lighting. The area is surrounded by purple walls.
A bright dining room featuring a cozy dining table and chairs set. The room features pink walls with wall sconces. The area is lighted by a gorgeous chandelier.
Spacious dining room featuring a large stylish rug covering the dark-finished flooring. The dining table and chairs look absolutely modish, lighted by a stunning ceiling lighting. The room is surrounded by purple walls with attractive wall decors.
Spacious dining room featuring smooth and shiny white tiles flooring along with rich purple walls. The dining table set is lighted by a set of pendant lights.
A classy dining room featuring an oval dining table set for four, lighted by a fancy ceiling light. The purple walls are lighted by wall sconces.
2. Purple Primary Bedrooms
Purple rarely works well as a dominant color. Its primary design use is in the details and the accent pieces. That being said, using purple as an accent wall in a primary bedroom can be very pleasing. When done properly you allow for a multitude of colors to shine through in accents. Keeping this in mind when picking the color palette will come in handy. Softer shades of purple open up your color wheel to yellow, green and blue.
3. Purple Primary Bathrooms
A purple color scheme gives off positive vibrations and changes the whole feel of the room. Purple is known to look more elegant and luxurious to the eye. Many fancy hotels and restaurants use purple in their color schemes for this reason. Lighter shades of purple promote feelings of calmness and relaxation, similar to blue. However, the red inside it keeps it from feeling cold. Darker shades of purple promote a more creative and romantic mood.
An elegant primary bathroom surrounded by purple walls and ceiling. It has nice tiles flooring along with a freestanding tub and a classy chair.
A small bathroom featuring a freestanding tub set on the tiles flooring. The room is surrounded by purple walls.
A primary bathroom with purple walls and tiles flooring. There’s a white sink counter with a marble countertop.
A focused look at this bathroom’s floating vanity with a gold-finished vessel sink surrounded by purple walls.
A freestanding tub set on the classy checker tiles flooring surrounded by purple walls.
This primary bathroom featuring black granite countertop on its sink counter along with a walk-in shower room.
A primary bathroom with a double sink and a toilet room, surrounded by purple walls.
Spacious primary bathroom featuring purple walls and two sink counters, along with a walk-in shower room. The room is lighted by wall sconces.
Small primary bathroom with a classy vintage sink, along with rich hardwood floors and a purple wall.
Primary bathroom featuring a granite sink counter and an open shower, along with a toilet surrounded by purple walls.
4. Purple Kitchen
Purple isn’t a color that’s meant to dominate your kitchen; it doesn’t have enough light reflecting ability to make for a pleasant area, and it’s a bit distracting to be everywhere at once. Purple is a color that you can use to add a splash of color to an area that needs a little bit of perk-up. If you have a table that’s a beige or wooden hue and lacks a nice texture to tie it together, try a purple placemat or table runner. Purple works well when it’s kept to one object that’s in a place where there aren’t many other colors that stand out. That way, you’ll get the most out of purple’s subtle yet cheerful color.
This kitchen features smooth white countertops along with white tiles flooring. The kitchen counters and cabinetry are all finished in purple.
Simple kitchen setup with white and purple accent. The room features tiles flooring and a regular white ceiling.
Spacious kitchen featuring hardwood floors and white walls, along with a purple accent on the cabinetry and kitchen counters.
Small kitchen area featuring granite countertops and purple kitchen counters and cabinetry.
Modish kitchen with purple kitchen counters and cabinetry. The purple accent looks perfect together with the white flooring.
Spacious kitchen featuring a large island with a breakfast bar and has granite countertops. The vaulted ceiling is lighted by recessed lights.
Huge modern kitchen with gray tiles flooring and purple accent kitchen counters and cabinetry. The white countertops looks absolutely classy together with the purple accent.
A kitchen with purple kitchen counters and cabinetry. The tiles flooring looks stylish as well.
A stunning kitchen featuring two handsome islands, both with granite countertops. The purple and black accent look so good together.
A yellow kitchen mixed with purple accent. The cabinetry, shelving and the kitchen counters match together. The center island has a thick wooden plank top.
5. Purple Living Room
Even if you don’t see a lot of living room styles that use purple as a dominant color, it doesn’t mean you can’t use it in your preferred design. While purple is more likely to complement designs like Victorian, Eclectic, or Contemporary, there’s no reason you can’t try to make it work in other designs. If you’re living room is small, you may want to use a lighter shade of purple. This can make the room feel bigger (you can also paint one wall as an accent wall). Darker shades of purple may work best in larger living rooms, especially if you’re trying to make the room feel more comfortable and cozy.
Formal living room boasting an elegant sofa set with a matching ottoman set on a white rug.
Large living room boasting a modish set of seats along with a glass top center table. The purple walls add style to the room.
Spacious living space featuring a purple accent. The white marble floors topped by a black rug looks classy. The purple wall with lovely floral design looks charming and attractive.
Spacious living room featuring a classy set of brown seats along with a purple accent. The walls look very lovely.
This small living space features a purple accent, along with a white chair and a glass top table. There’s a bar area as well, featuring a modern pair of purple bar stools.
This modish living space features white and purple color schemes. Its purple accent makes the room look sophisticated. The white couch and the modish chair are just classy.
Living room featuring a white sofa set with purple throw pillows. The hardwood flooring is topped by a brown rug. White and purple window curtains add classy decoration to the space.
This living room offers white couches and black rugs, along with a wooden center table.
Small living space featuring a purple couch. The room’s flooring looks perfect together with the walls and ceiling.
A purple living space featuring deep purple walls and pink flooring with white dots. The brown couch looks good together with the room’s style.