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July 2021 Colour of the Month – Purple

Our colour this month is purple. A vibrant combination of red and blue is referred to as violet in the light spectrum. It is a colour often linked with thoughts of reflection and contemplation. Historically, a deeper purple has regularly been linked with associations to royalty and has been named Royal Purple. In contrast, Lavender is popularly associated with creating a countrified and soothing look with a fresh edge, suitable to use in a wide variety of room settings.


There is an impressive range of purple shades available. The overall vision created is dependent on the undertones, the warmth or coolness created by these tones, other colours used and the layout and lighting of the room. The many tones of purple include Aubergine, Royal Purple, Violet, Mauve, Lilac and Lavender.


Our recently launched Sanderson Paint collection offers an eclectic range of colours in striking and diverse tones. The range provides an inspiring palette of 154 colours and is available in Active Emulsion and Acrylic Eggshell. They are designed to practically withstand the tests of everyday living and include paints suitable for kitchen and bathroom areas.

The array of purple tones in the Sanderson collection include the bold statement colour of Meadow Violet (Image 1 – left to right), the warmer tone of Eggplant (Image 2) and the soft and muted English Lilac (Image 3).

Sanderson Paint Meadow Violet
Sanderson Paint Eggplant
Sanderson Paint English Lilac


Deep purples are vibrant and intense. A subtle way to add splashes of purple to your room is with a floral wallpaper. These work beautifully on one wall or in an alcove, with the adjoining walls painted in a toning shade. The Oasis Renaissance Wallpaper by Clarke & Clarke in Grey (see image) is the perfect choice for a sitting room or bedroom, combined with a pale grey or subtle green paint on the adjoining walls.

Please see our wallpaper collection for the full range available. We offer a variety of designs from Little Greene, Sanderson, Harlequin and Clarke & Clarke.

Clarke & Clarke Wallpaper Renaissance Grey Colourswatch

Curtains, Blinds and Fabrics

For the perfect window dressing, you can choose your fabric for our Made to Measure Roman Blinds or Curtains. We offer a wide variety of headings including a contemporary wave heading or a more traditional goblet, pencil pleat, triple or double pinch pleat. You can also select fabric by the metre from a range of design houses. These include Sanderson, Scion, Anthropology, Harlequin, Morris & Co and Clarke & Clarke, amongst many others.

Atelier Collection

The glamorous and vibrant Atelier collection consists of a myriad of designs, incorporating geometric patterns and oversized foliage. It is combined with fabric designs based on brush strokes used in traditional ceramic painting methods which create a dynamic range of design statements. For a vibrant and striking window treatment, select made to measure curtains in Atelier Celadon in Marine/Plum/Zest (See Image 1).

Hamada Weaves

Perfect for upholstery, Hamada Weaves is a tactile collection of six weaves inspired by elements of pottery production. Textured plaids and stripes sit alongside inspirational designs based on traditional ceramic painting methods. The Hamada Weaves Lizella design is a colourful linear weave suitable for upholstery and complements window dressings in the Atelier fabric designs (see Image 2). This entire collection is designed to complement the Atelier Prints and Weaves and the Textured Walls Collection.

Harlequin Atelier Celadon Fabric
Harlequin Hamada Weaves Lizella Fabric

Finishing Touches

To add a splash of colour to enhance your window treatment, see our range of curtain tiebacks and poles. The Hallis Rolls Rio Tieback in Purple (Image 1) and the Jones Estate Handcrafted 50mm Wooden Curtain Pole Acanthus in Juniper (Image 2) are the perfect choice for a subtle addition to your colour scheme.

See our array of curtain poles and tracks to find the perfect match for your window dressings. If you would like to select your own shade of purple, consider our Jones 50mm Wooden Bespoke Painted Curtain Pole Range. These poles can be painted in a Farrow & Ball paint or a Jones standard wooden paint finish to suit your decor.

Hallis Rolls Rio Curtain Tieback
50mm Jones Estate Acanthus Finial juniper

With a vast array of purple tones available, the choice will be dependent on the ambience you aim to create. If you are looking for a cool, refreshing scheme, Lavender and Mauve, especially enhanced by white, are perfect choices. If you wish to establish a cosier feel, Lilac, Violet and Aubergine will add warmer tones to your overall decor. Whichever tones you select, you can create a unique vibrancy using purple shades in your room scheme.

Please contact us if you would like any advice on paint or fabric choices, swatches, pole ring samples or any other samples.

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