Fall Decor Color Trend: Purple


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

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.