It’s the color of Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes, the fragrant bundled plant used for soothing pillows, and the heart awarded for acts of bravery in battle. No wonder shades of purple – from lavender walls to orchid bedding – are making a splash in the prettiest eco-friendly bedrooms this fall.
I have accessed subtle shades of lavender for several clients in recent months. One husband requested the somewhat soft choice for his bedroom, admitting it is his favorite color. He’s a tall and husky Scotsman who might don a kilt but could never be thought of as feminine. His wife complied and they are now thrilled with the calming effect of purple power.
Here are a few berry sweet choices for you:
The Wisteria bedding from Willow Natural Home is organic jacquard cotton woven sheeting available in separates or in sets ($246 for a queen; $300 for the King).
The sensuous and soft Honeycomb Throw from LoooLo Textiles is pricey at $500, but what divine luxury to cuddle with on a wintery day. It’s organic and from Switzerland and the shade is divine.
For walls, try the Cardinal color milkpaint from Bioshield Paint, which uses only non-toxic ingredients in this ultra-natural wall coverage. You will find your walls glow in daylight and appear romantic in the soft light of evening.
For a sweet and sophisticated eco wallpaper in the purple family, the Windsor Purple and Black Lead Scattered Daisy pattern from Woodson & Rummerfields is comprised of low V.O.C. silk and vegetable dyes and is a sweet touch in the bath off the master bedroom. It’s availalbe at Wandrlust.
On a side table, place the amethyst quartz tea light holder from Viva Terra (only $42) and on the floor, tiptoe through the amazingly dense Field of Flowers Rug in purple from Plushpod. It ranges from $1165 to $6,230 for the largest. (Flokati – we adore it.)
Don’t forget a fresh bouquet of purple flowers.
Editor’s note: Sara here. As someone who had a lavender bedroom wall for over a year, I’m all for purple decor – but it’s also fall’s striking fashion color. Be sure to check out Allison’s purple trend forecast.
Flower image: geishaboy500