Purple is not generally a color we associate with kitchens, but in reality this rich colours adds unbelievable depth to your kitchen’s looks. Purple has been the color of choice for royalty since ancient times. The rich tones of purple denote a certain spirituality and mysticism.
It combines the fieriness and sensuality of red and the calmness of blue in perfect balance. It has a calming effect on the human mind and nerves. It encourages creativity and consciousness thought. These are the most appropriate attributes for royal cooking, as cooking is a conscious creative process.
Purple when matched with gray, a neutral color is restrained and subtle. The impact this combination has on your kitchen decor is inherently royal.
Shades of purple and gray that mesh together
Purple comes in a variety of shades, from a light almost pastel shade of lavender to the dark Byzantium purple. Purple is a shade that has great depth so the finish and texture also make a great difference. Lighter purple hues look sensational in glossy textures while the richer plums and eggplant purples look their best in matte textures.
The lighter shades mesh beautifully with the darker grays like charcoal. The darker purples team well with light ash or nearly white grey. The darker shades of both colours can be used together for great effect if your kitchen is large and full of natural light.
Houzez Interiors is a specialized kitchen designing firm. Sarah Jones, its creative director says. “Colour three walls a dark charcoal gray and one wall a deep plum shade. Use glass fronted cabinets with a plum beading, and finish with white countertops and floor.”
“The backsplash can echo the gray walls and the appliances the jewel tones of plum. This look works best in a large kitchen with a large bay window that lets in plenty of light. Accessorize with a few house plants to bring freshness.” Sarah added.
“Amethyst walls with a dark gray cabinet, gray granite countertops and a white marble floor looks sober and calm. Add a splash of brightness with shiny chrome appliances, a gray and purple patterned backsplash and gauzy white window treatments. The bright pop of colour can be highlighted with a yellow foot mat and napkins, or even yellow cookware”, opines James Mitchell of Juzt Kitchens.
Accents of purple in a gray kitchen
If you are aiming to create a sober and neutral ambience or have a tiny kitchen it is a good idea to use gray as the dominant color. Paint the walls a light ash gray, use glass fronted cabinets with a deep purple beading, gray granite countertops and floor.
Add purple backsplash and accessories with chrome appliances to complete the look. Be careful that effect should look cohesive. You can add ahouseplant or two to create a focal point that also adds freshness.
Use the potent purple color judiciously along with the sober grays to create a royal kitchen décor. Remember that it is only paint and quite easy to change when the fancy strikes you!