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Dark Purple Furniture Adds Variety to Neutral Color Scheme

Color Theory: Is Purple the New Black?

When I saw this rich purple shelving unit, I thought it was such an unexpected variation from furniture's more typical finishes, namely wood, brown, black, or white. It's much riskier to purchase an investment piece like a couch or a bookcase in a bold color, but this dark shade of purple adds visual interest without being outlandish.

Some hues can even creep so close to black, they cause you to do a double-take. Whether violet, aubergine, or plum, these pieces may cause you to think twice before you select a chocolate swatch.

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mintz mintz 7 years
i LOVE purple!! i'm actually redoing my bedroom and i decided to paint the walls purple!
Home Home 7 years
Isn't that poster great? I love city pride. Here are some others I rounded up. http://www.casasugar.com/Love-Your-City-Say-Art-3629633
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
:headsmack: I forget the link: http://www.orkposters.com/chicago.html I've been wavering back and forth on getting the D.C. poster for a while, so I'm on their website all of the time!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
i love purple - it's my favourite colour!! and yep - i love the chicago art too :)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
The poster is from Ork Posters. They also have versions for several other cities.
AshMack AshMack 7 years
love the idea, But I want that poster too!! Any clue where to get it???
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Purple is sooooooo my color right now!
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
The heck with the shelf! I want the Chicago neighborhood art!
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