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There’s something about this refreshing, summery shade of purple that makes me feel kind of guilty for rushing the season along and hoping for an early fall. Hey, it’s been HOT here, people. I’m dying for some below-90 days, even if that means giving up my warm-weather wardrobe that I love so much. But then I remembered dear ole’ Rhapsody in Pantone’s Fall 2012 Fashion Color Report. Keep your pastels out, because they’re not going anywhere. (Yay!)

Mood Board Monday - LilacLilac Pants/via Fashion Blvd. :: Watercolor Paper/decor8 :: Succulent/Berin Made Blog :: Hydrangea Cupcakes/Glorious Treats :: Beirut Living Room/Honestly…WTF :: Antique Bottles/Dreamy Whites :: Lilacs/HGTV.com :: Lilac Kitchen/theKitchn :: Pattern/Kitty Genius

Pastels are going to be huge this fall, especially when layered with richer colors and neutrals, like charcoal gray. What’s your take on lilac? Tell us below!


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12 Responses

  1. Jean C. says:

    Lilac is my favorite color. Was glad to see this.

  2. pixelecho69 says:

    Lilac is such a beautiful color and so easy to mix and match with summer clothes or winter clothes.

  3. Wanda says:

    I'm painting my living/dining room that color right now. Love it!

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  6. Shannon says:

    Love the purple/lilac bottles.

  7. Elaina says:

    I really like the paper shown in the 2nd picture. Lilac is a very calming color I think.

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  9. El el says:

    I like lilac, too, but not sure how much i like it on a jetted bath tub, shower and counter top. We bought a house on the Texas coast and it came with the colorful lilac bathroom. Any ideas for how to embrace the color and decorate with it since we will not be replacing it any time soon???

    • Liz_HGTV says:

      Hi El el,
      I have lilac tile in my bathroom, so I know how you feel. The color goes well with charcoal gray and white hues, which is a great if you're going for a more modern feel.

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