4.18.2011

according to Candice

Julianne Kelly eclectic living room
Candice Olson was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal regarding her color, "tricks of the trade".  I was surprised to hear her say that purple is on trend right now.

Some currently trendy colors are lavender and wisteria, a pale tint of violet.
--Candice Olson, Wall Street Journal

Purple is back?  Who knew?  
After sourcing the fabric's for this little girl's room I was surprised by all the beautiful lavender and plum fabrics I wanted for myself!


The combination of purple and grey is my favorite of the moment.  I also love the punch of orange in this fabric.


But to me, this one steals the show.


purple in the room contemporary living room

What do you think?  Are you seeing purple?

32 comments:

  1. Me too, Danielle! Just like any color, it's choosing the right version that makes it work.

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  2. Abby I love purple, plum, violet, all of the shades; and I agree with your on tht fab fabric above!

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  3. I have to admit I used to think I would never use purple in my house. Seeing these great pictures makes me think a touch might be pretty!

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  4. Oh the first pic is a real fab one...
    I'm lovin' those purples in there ♥

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  5. Hi Abby, yes, I've been seeing a lot of purple in custom fabric, and it's definitely back in. Funny thing about this color -- over the years, it's been my experience that there are two camps on purple -- those who love it and use it everywhere,including in their wardrobe, and those who don't like it and would shriek at the thought of it. I've never seen much middle ground on this color. Peculiar!

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  6. I've been wanting to do lavender and yellow 4, like, ever. Thinking lavender, coral, and grey for a guest room I'm working on. I'm not into purple-purple, though!

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  7. I've had eggplant sheers in my dining room for years...I'm itching to take them down! :) But those fabrics would make me reconsider.

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  8. I'm not really a purple person... but I do love that fabric with all of the orange in it!

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  9. I definitely like purple but prefer the lighter lavender- the fabrics you found are gorgeous.

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  10. I have never used purple in a design before, but the fabrics you have chosen are beautiful. I love really neutral purples almost gray purple.

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  11. I love lavender- praying my first baby is a girl for a lavender nursery!

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  12. Definitely been seeing lavender, but I have a feeling that trend wont last as long as say pink or turquoise. Not so much with the dark purple. Not that it isn't happening, I guess I just haven't been drawn to as many interiors that feature dark purple. I do love an occasional aubergine wall though!

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  13. Well...there is good purple and bad purple...! But all the ones you found are the good ones :)

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  14. I love purple, especially with grey. Lovely fabrics and I am dying for the rug in the last image.

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  15. Would have to say yes after seeing this post.What beautiful fabrics.

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  16. Loving the shades of purple and gray together! Great combo! Love C.O. too!

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  17. I'm not a huge fan of purple in it's more saturated forms, but that second fabric you featured is lovely, Abby.

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  18. I do like it in small doses. The Hip Berry from House of Fabrics steals the show for me too!!! xo

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  19. What pretty fabrics! I love purple with grey too!

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  20. I used different shades of lavenders & Cremes in my daughters nursery!
    I couldn't take another pink babies room;) it's so lovely & serene! I would highly recommend it;)!

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  21. I love lavender...the last image with the gray is gorgeous!!

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  22. I have a purple and grey combination in our master bedroom. Its a color that can be masculine as well as feminine.

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  23. Love purple!! Waiting for my cool purple lucite piano stool to come and join my crazy purple mirror!!

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  24. Love your fabric choices....saw that purple/ gray one last week at a fabric store...I loved it too!!!

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  25. That would be a big 10-4 for me on the purple craze! I've definitely been noticing it a lot lately...that Candace usually knows what she is talking about (c: For some odd reason, it's not usually a color I actually ever put in my home...strange. (c:

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  26. I am ALL OVER this purple/plum!! One of my fave colors and I always get so excited when people post about such a divine color!! ;)

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  27. I heart purple. I second fabric is gorgeous.

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  28. I've been eyeing on the purple colors lately. The first photo is beautiful! I love the big lampshade!

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  29. i covered my inspiration board in hip berry, your 2nd choice. love it!!

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