How To Create A Violet Bedroom

Last Updated on February 28, 2024 by SampleBoard

In the realm of interior design, the color palette holds the power to transform a space from mundane to magnificent.

Among the myriad of hues, purple stands out as a regal and versatile choice, evoking a sense of luxury, tranquility, and creativity.

Whether you're seeking a serene sanctuary for relaxation or a vibrant haven bursting with personality, a purple bedroom offers endless possibilities to express your unique style and create a space that speaks to your soul.

From selecting the perfect shade of purple to incorporating complementary elements and infusing personal touches, we'll explore the essential steps and creative considerations to help you bring your vision to life.

Whether you're drawn to the soft whispers of lavender, the depth of royal purple, or the bold vibrancy of magenta, let's delve into the realm of purple bedrooms and unlock the secrets to creating a space that radiates elegance, comfort, and allure.

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different shades and tones of purple

Violet (purple) tends to be a color people either love or hate. In recent times many young ladies have told me purple is their favorite color.

When questioned you quickly find out it is usually the lighter tints of violet they prefer.


This delicate hue is often associated with calmness and tranquility.

With its gentle blend of purple and pastel tones, lavender brings a sense of relaxation and serenity to any space. It's perfect for creating a peaceful bedroom retreat or a serene meditation corner.

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Soft and romantic, lilac exudes a sense of femininity and grace.

Its subtle pink undertones add warmth and charm to a room, making it a popular choice for bedrooms, nurseries, and other intimate spaces.

Lilac pairs beautifully with white, gray, and soft neutrals for a timeless and elegant look.

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Vibrant and regal, violet commands attention with its bold presence.

This deep shade of purple exudes sophistication and luxury, making it a stunning choice for accent walls, statement furniture pieces, or luxurious bedding.

Violet adds a touch of drama and glamour to any space, infusing it with richness and depth.


With its subtle gray undertones, mauve offers a sophisticated take on purple. This muted shade is understated yet elegant, making it a versatile choice for both traditional and contemporary interiors.

Mauve pairs beautifully with neutral colors like beige, taupe, and ivory, creating a timeless and refined aesthetic.

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Rich and sumptuous, plum exudes opulence and luxury. This deep shade of purple with its reddish undertones adds warmth and depth to a room, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Plum is perfect for creating a dramatic focal point in a space, whether through accent walls, luxurious upholstery, or statement accessories.


Bold and energetic, magenta injects a dose of fun and personality into any room.

This vibrant shade of purple with its reddish-pink undertones adds warmth and vitality to a space, making it ideal for accent pieces, artwork, or eclectic decor.

Magenta pairs beautifully with bold colors like teal, chartreuse, and orange for a playful and dynamic look.

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Eggplant or Aubergine

Dark and sultry, eggplant exudes a sense of mystery and intrigue. This deep shade of purple with its almost-black hue adds depth and sophistication to a room, creating a moody and dramatic atmosphere.

Eggplant is perfect for creating a sense of intimacy and coziness in a space, whether through accent walls, luxurious textiles, or statement lighting.

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Bright and vivacious, orchid adds a pop of color and energy to any room.

This vibrant shade of purple with its pinkish undertones is playful and whimsical, making it perfect for accent pieces, artwork, or eclectic decor.

Orchid pairs beautifully with soft neutrals like white, gray, and beige for a fresh and modern look.

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Juicy and luscious, grape exudes a sense of indulgence and luxury.

This vivid shade of purple with its bluish undertones adds a touch of glamour and sophistication to a room, making it perfect for statement furniture pieces, accent walls, or luxurious bedding.

Grape pairs beautifully with metallic accents like gold, silver, and brass for an elegant and opulent look.


Radiant and luxurious, amethyst exudes a sense of elegance and refinement.

This deep shade of purple with its rich violet hue is bold yet sophisticated, making it perfect for statement pieces, accent walls, or luxurious textiles.

Amethyst pairs beautifully with soft neutrals like cream, beige, and taupe for a timeless and sophisticated look.

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These are just a few examples of the many shades and tones of purple available, each with its own unique personality and appeal.

Whether you prefer soft pastels, bold jewel tones, or anything in between, there's a shade of purple to suit every taste and style

Deep purple can appear dark and dull however when used with white and yellow (its contrasting color) it comes into its own.

Light violet has been a popular color for bedrooms in the past. Perkin’s mauve the first synthetic dye (which became the color of the Victorian era) was discovered by chance in 1856.

William Perkin an assistant at the Royal College of Chemistry was working on synthesizing quinine. He patented and then produced the first synthetic dye a rich purple he called mauveine in 1857.

So really purple can be considered the leader of synthetic colors.

Purple is a color synonymous with sensuality making it a great fit for a bedroom. Historically purple was a rare color and considered the color of royalty.

Purple is also ecclesiastical expressing the mystery of the Lord’s passion. It was a popular color in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s.

Most of the purples represented in nature are flowers that lend their names to many purple hues; lavender, violet and, lilac.

Here's how you can create a serene violet bedroom

Choose the Right Shade of Violet

There are many shades of violet to choose from, ranging from soft lavender to deep eggplant. Consider the mood you want to evoke in your bedroom.

Soft, pale violets can create a serene and tranquil atmosphere, while deeper shades can add drama and richness to the space.

Select Complementary Colors

Decide on complementary colors to pair with violet. White is a classic choice that can help to brighten the room and make it feel more spacious.

Soft neutrals like beige or gray can also complement violet beautifully, adding depth without overwhelming the space.

Additionally, metallic accents like gold or silver can add a touch of glamour to the room.

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Invest in Quality Bedding

Since the bed is the focal point of the bedroom, invest in high-quality bedding that complements your violet color scheme.

Crisp white sheets paired with queen size weighted blankets, violet duvet cover, or comforter can create a luxurious and inviting look.

Add layers with textured throws and accent pillows in coordinating colors to enhance the comfort and style of the bed.

Consider Furniture and Accessories

Choose furniture and accessories that complement the violet color scheme and enhance the overall aesthetic of the room.

Opt for pieces with clean lines and simple designs to create a modern and sophisticated look.

Consider incorporating furniture in complementary colors or natural materials like wood to add warmth and texture to the space.

Decorative accessories like vases, candles, and artwork can add visual interest and personality to the room.

Layer in Texture

Texture plays a crucial role in creating a cozy and inviting bedroom retreat. Incorporate texture through textiles like plush rugs, velvet curtains, and upholstered furniture.

Adding texture to the space will not only enhance the visual appeal but also make the room feel more comfortable and inviting.

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Lighting is essential for setting the mood in your bedroom. Consider incorporating a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Install dimmer switches to control the brightness of overhead lights, and add bedside lamps or sconces for reading and relaxation.

Consider adding a statement chandelier or pendant light fixture in a metallic finish to add visual interest and elegance to the room.

Personalize the Space

Finally, don't forget to add personal touches to make the bedroom feel like your own sanctuary.

Display meaningful artwork or photographs, incorporate favorite colors or patterns, and add elements that reflect your personality and interests.

Adding personal touches will make the space feel more inviting and comfortable, allowing you to truly relax and unwind in your violet bedroom retreat.

In the schemes I have created for the concept boards in this blog, I have selected fabrics and items to create textural variation for example velvet chairs, drape fabric and cushions, fluffy throw rugs, and smooth shiny vases.

They work well with the shiny mirrored set of drawers. I have created a sample board without the addition of yellow to show how flat and dull the room would be without the addition of this color.

However, too much yellow is not recommended for a bedroom as it can be over-stimulating; therefore making it unsuitable for a place of rest.

The beauty of a bedroom created using deep purples; is more likely to appeal to both men and women. Delicate violet-colored bedrooms can appear too delicate and feminine.

Author: Rosena MacFadzean