The Color Purple is the "2017 Color of the Year"... says Benjamin Moore Paint!

This not so new color  "Shadow" combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. At first sight it's rather dark. But when used in conjunction with amber, green or white it commandingly comes to life!
The color purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic!

As seen here on the Benjamin Moore Paint deck strip above,  it's 3rd down from the deepest of purples called Carbon Copy. Used effectively in a whole room color pallet, some degree of white or a lighter shade of purple will  set off the color and make it sing.

Used most effectively with pure white! The high LRV in the white helps carry the low LRV in the purple.
LRV, or Light Reflectance Value, is a measurement commonly used by design professionals—such as architects and interior designers—that expresses the percentage of light reflected from a surface. LRVs range from 0-100, with 100 being pure white and 0 being absolute black.
Shadow 2117-30 has a LRV of 9! 9 out of 100 tells me that this will reflect very little light. So if you've a room with little natural light only use is as a "one wall" accent featured wall.
In the Bedroom, as an accent wall behind the headboard, in purple shades of pillows, lamp shades and rug.
Purple is not just for little girls rooms or the nursery room any more. It a sophisticated and dramatic color that won't blend into the background. It commands your attention and it will get it!
Again used with amber in the patterned area rug and on the back wall. Notice how the rug is right up against the purple wall so it runs seamlessly up the wall carrying the color!
It's a beautiful color....but not everyone can go this dramatic!
Like to give it a go? Call for a "Color Consultation" with Toni at Marie Antoinette Interiors
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