ALL POSTS TAGGED "purple"

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On every trip to High Point Market, I try to visit a few new-to-me designer showrooms in addition to old favorites. A standout on my recent trip was Design Legacy, a new-to-the-trade business featuring quirky vintage-inspired pieces, custom fabrics and amazing, inspiring vignettes. Here’s one I loved from this spring’s showing:

The fabric on the sofa and the window treatments features vintage-inspired botanical prints, and the space deftly combines shades of lavender, orchid, emerald and celadon for a pattern-heavy vignette that manages not to look too busy. A loosely-drawn Greek key pattern on the upholstered coffee table complements the romantic florals.

Not into the floral-on-floral look? Try one element, like a large-scale vintage botanical print or one patterned pillow, and see how it infuses spring energy into your home.

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Have you noticed a pattern in our last few Color of the Month picks? We’ve chosen apple green, watermelon red and peach — all inspired by our favorite seasonal edibles. HGTVGardens.com editor Jessica was more than happy to continue the produce-inspired trend this month with a pitch for bright eggplant.

HGTV's Color of the Month October 2013: Eggplant

While the dark, plummy hue of Italian eggplant lends itself well to late fall decor and tabletops, we’re loving the brighter hue that long, skinny Japanese eggplant varieties bring to the table. Gorgeous, right? Bonus: This nearly-seedless variety makes the best eggplant chips.  Best of all, this prolific crop is still in season — pick up a pile at a farmers’ market near you!

This almost-glowing purple also shines bright alongside traditional Halloween hues like orange and black.

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Party

Add it into the decorating mix for your kids’ Halloween party or use it as an accent in your DIY Halloween costume. (Get our step-by-step makeup tutorial for this dark fairy costume here.)

Or dress up your everyday decor for fall with a little…

Puple Glass Bottles Accent Color

…or a lot of this saturated shade. Are you daring enough to try purple-on-purple like designer Brian Patrick Flynn did here?

So, what do you think of this month’s color choice? Tell us in the comments below.

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There’s nothing quite like farmer’s market blueberries. I get a carton every Saturday and probably eat half the container before I make my first lap around the vendors. The hue is just as delectable as the taste, too. I know it’s still summer, but we can start thinking about fall a little bit. This is the perfect intro-to-fall color. It can be nice and rich, like the dress on the second row, or it can be mixed with lighter colors for a cooler feel, like the summery plaid dress on the bottom row. What’s your favorite way to incorporate this purple hue into your fashion or decor?

Mood Board Monday: BlueberryBlueberry Tarts | Picking Blueberries | Door | Dress | Sign | Gelato | Ice Cream | Yarn | Bracelet | Mini Pies

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Craving blueberries now? Grab a carton (or two) of fresh blueberries and try out some of these recipes from our sister site, HGTVGardens.com.

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Mother’s Day is almost here, and we’ve been scheming up gift ideas here at HGTV.com for months now. One of my favorites? This drop-dead gorgeous lilac bouquet.  The lilacs and French lavender pair perfectly with the bright-green lady’s mantle, and the vintage pitcher makes it sweet and classic. (Like my mom!) But don’t confine apple green and lavender to a vase: the combination looks just as fresh in this little girl’s room designed by Jennifer Duneier.

Liliac and Apple Green Girl's Room Color Palette - HGTV Design Happens
Girl’s Bedroom :: Lilac Flower Arrangement

Whether for mothers or daughters, this classic combo has serious staying power. Have you tried it in your home?

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Seeing groups of yellow and purple flowers always cheers me up in late winter; the blooms are like spring’s first official order of business. Inside the house, this combo of color wheel opposites is less common since it can be tricky to balance the two bold hues.

To get it right, take a cue from some of spring’s first blossoms. The colors of daffodils and crocuses look fabulous against the backdrop of the neutral, still-thawing ground. It’s the same in your living room: accents of deep purple and mustard yellow add color and vibrancy to a warm gray base hue (without making the room into a Lakers shrine.)

Yellow, Purple and Gray Living Room Color Palette - HGTV's Design Happens Blog

Living Room :: Crocuses and Daffodils

 What do you think? Would you try this bold palette in your home?

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If you’ve been following along with our Color of the Month meetings, you know that we’re, ahem, very passionate about our chosen hues. But this month, we wanted to see which color speaks to YOU, our amazing readers. Check it out:

That’s right, we’re letting you choose the Color of the Month from our top three picks: Hot Pink, Glitter and Icy Purple.

Design Happens Color of the Month December

Read on to watch all three video pitches. Then cast your vote…we’ll announce the winning hue on Friday, December 7!

See All Three Video Pitches + Cast Your Vote

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If you’ve been following along with our Color of the Month meetings, you know that we’re, ahem, very passionate about our chosen hues. But this month, we wanted to see which color speaks to YOU, our amazing readers. Check it out:

That’s right, we’re letting you choose the Color of the Month from our top three picks: Hot Pink, Glitter and Icy Purple.

Design Happens Color of the Month December

Read on to watch all three video pitches. Then cast your vote…we’ll announce the winning hue on Friday, December 7!

See All Three Video Pitches + Cast Your Vote

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I may be getting a little ahead of the game (or maybe not), but I’m in complete holiday mode. Here at HGTV.com, we’ve been working on holiday content all summer, so I’m ready to actually celebrate Christmas during the season. You’ll notice when you peek through this year’s holiday galleries and projects that we’ve mixed in some new, non-traditional palettes. Icy purple is one of my favorite modern holiday hues. It brings color to chilly, wintry surroundings.

Mood Board Monday: Icy PurpleThe Beauty Model :: Design Seeds :: HGTV.com :: HGTV.com :: Bayside Bride :: Pepper Design Blog via Style Me Pretty :: Bayside Bride :: My Favorite and My Best

If you’re loving this icy shade of purple, then check out Grant‘s inspiring Pinterest Board, “Icy Purple: Don’t Be Jealous,” for more pictures.

What’s your favorite holiday color palette? Do you like to stay with classic red and green or steer toward more modern hues? Tell me below.

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