color Obsession: Violet Tulip
Shopping Guide: From Top going clockwise Snugglepuss by
Benjamin Moore, Faded Lilac by California Paints, Violet Tulip
Pantone color chip, Nail polish in Parma Violet from TopShop.com,
The color of the year may be radiant orchid, but this shade of lavender called Violet Tulip was used by more that 16% of the fashion designers for the Spring 2014.There are so many reasons to love this color...here are five of them.
Reason #1: Lavender is the color of the first flowers of spring
As interior designer Amanda Nisbet says of the paint color Snugglepuss by Benjamin Moore, "It's the color of a spring crocus. Bold, but not too sweet. That little bit of black in it keeps it from being too Easter egg-y. I'd love to see this in a bedroom or a library with a light Christian Dior gray on the trim. The gray makes it more sophisticated, and grounds it, so we don't go off into airy-fairy land."
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Reason #2: A Color to Lull You to Sleep
Interior designer Kim Gilhool says that interior paint Califoria Paints says "I've always loved lavender. To me, it's such a comfort color, particularly in a bedroom. It sort of lulls you to sleep. This has a little gray in it, which keeps it calm. If I wanted to mix it up, I'd throw in some navy or olive green. Because this shade is so subdued, it works well with just about any printed fabric." she also gives us
Reason #3: "It's also a great backdrop for art."
Reason #4: Flatters plenty of skin tones
Reason #5: Lilac can act as a neutral.
A grayed shade of purple-blue this subdued color can act as a neutral.
Do you like this color and how would you use it in your home or wear it as a fashion accessory?
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