11th May 2023

Purple Bedroom Ideas – 12 Ways to Decorate

By Darlings Of Chelsea

Purple is now a force to be reckoned with as a décor choice, and if you haven’t already considered it as an option, we’re here to give you plenty of reasons why it should be included! Taking home the title for Pantone’s Colour of the Year in both 2018 (Ultra Violet) and 2022 (Very Peri), purple is very much on-trend and its versatility makes it a great option for your interiors, whether decorating your bedroom, living room or kitchen. The key is finding the right shade of purple to create your desired aesthetic. This guide will provide a detailed look at purple bedroom ideas, the many shades available, and how best to use them.

What Shade of Purple is Good for a Bedroom?

The Windsor King Size Bed in Easy clean Plush Velvet Aubergine

With a real plethora of shades to choose from, it’s not necessarily a case of what shade of purple is good for a bedroom (they all are), it’s more which shade of purple is right for your bedroom. From rich aubergines and royal purples to calming lilacs and lavenders, each shade conveys a certain mood. So, we’ve taken an in-depth look at each one to provide you with a wide range of purple bedroom decorating ideas.

Lilac Bedroom Ideas

Lilac is a soft purple colour that will produce a calm atmosphere in your bedroom, making it perfect for rest and relaxation. Lilac bedrooms have been a popular choice for teen bedrooms but in recent years, they’ve also become a popular choice for a master bedroom or guest bedroom, working beautifully with a range of colours, from greys to yellows and oranges to pinks. If putting it on your walls, you can create a purple and grey bedroom, utilising light grey furniture for a contemporary aesthetic, or incorporate it into your furniture if you just want a touch of lilac. From an accent chair to your headboard, even a small amount of lilac can bring a real softness to your space.

Lavender Bedroom Ideas

Just as the smell of lavender can create a sense of calm, so can a lavender bedroom. With a touch more blue than lilac, lavender complements whites, greys and earthy tones and can be used as a subtle pop of colour in a guest bedroom using throws or pillows, or could be used on your walls to create a feeling of serenity.

Mauve Bedroom Ideas

Both lilac and lavender are great purple bedroom ideas for girls and boys, but if you want something a little deeper, mauve is a warm, inviting hue that really cocoons you, which is exactly what you want in a bedroom! There are plenty of different mauve bedroom ideas, including:

  • Introducing mauve into a monochromatic scheme to add some warmth.
  • Teaming it with yellow to add some energy.
  • or pairing it with wood to create a stylish contrast.

From mauve walls to mauve beds, there are numerous ways to introduce this stylish colour into your space.

Plum Bedroom Ideas

The Snowdon Emperor Bed in Stain Resistant Chenille Plum

If you like the idea of incorporating a deep shade of purple, plum is a warm, rich shade which would create a cosy purple bedroom, ideal for:

  • Guest bedrooms.
  • Teen bedrooms.
  • Or, indeed the master bedroom.

The beauty of plum is that although it’s a dark shade, it’s incredibly versatile and works with a whole myriad of colours, from whites and greys, to navy, black, metallic colours as well as yellows and oranges. If you want to use plum but only as an accent colour, you could look at a plum coloured bed frame, an accent chair or plum bedding.

What Colour Goes With Purple For A Bedroom?  

When deciding on a colour palette for your purple bedroom, you need to look at all the different shades of purple and their complementary colours to decide which is going to create the right aesthetic for your space. Whereas grey may work well with one shade of purple, it may look a little washed out against a different shade. With so many different options to choose from, we’ve broken down a number of the most popular combinations to give you some inspiration as to what colour goes with purple for a bedroom.

Purple and Grey Bedroom

Providing a strong contrast to purple, grey is a great option to include in your purple bedroom. The key is to choose a grey with a warm undertone and consider how you’re going to use each shade in your space. Grey will work well with both lighter and darker shades of purple, so it’s simply a case of trying different shades of purple alongside each other to decide which works best for you. Other colours that work well with a purple and grey bedroom are neutral shades like creams and taupes, which help create a calm aesthetic.  

Purple and Green Bedroom

While a purple and green bedroom might not be an obvious choice, when done well, these two colours work beautifully together. The regal ambience of purple and the freshness of a green shade can provide the perfect contrast to each other, with both working well with natural woods. Using green ties your interior to the external environment, and with biophilic design being on-trend at the moment, it’s well worth considering. If you don’t want to add too much green to your aesthetic purple bedroom, start small with some houseplants and build from there.

Purple and Pink Bedroom

A popular option for young girls’ rooms, a pink and purple bedroom has a sense of playfulness, with two bright, exuberant colours bringing real character to the space. If you don’t want it to be too bold, think about using these shades as accessories, pairing them a white background and purple and pink splashes of colour, either through bedding, furniture or artwork.

Purple and Teal Bedroom

Again, a purple and teal bedroom is a great choice for any bedroom room, with these two bright colours creating a lot of positive energy. Choose either purple or teal as the dominant colour, with the other an accent colour, providing a stylish and fun contrast. If using these two together, it’s key to get the balance right. If you use a light shade of purple for your bed, try to go for a light teal for an accent chair so that one colour isn’t overshadowing the other.

Purple and Black Bedroom

If you want to make a real design statement in your space, a black and purple bedroom will certainly do the trick. Whether you choose purple walls and add black picture frames or black furniture, or use both colours as accents, combining these two colours will make them both stand out from the crowd. If you are keen on a Scandi or Japandi interior, with a minimal design, use black as the more dominant shade and purple to introduce a burst of colour.

Purple and White Bedroom

The best thing about the colour white is that it goes with everything, and when used, it brings a real freshness to your interior. Whichever shade of purple you’d like to pair it with, white will provide a stylish contrast. From a delicate lavender bedroom to regal aubergine bedroom, add white to your colour palette, whether through your furniture, your bed or your walls and you can’t go wrong.

Purple and Blue Bedroom

Sitting next to each other on the colour wheel, purple and blue were destined to work well together and that’s certainly the case in interiors. If you have a small space, a purple and blue bedroom could be an ideal option, as cooler shades can make a space look larger. It’s also a great choice for a teen’s bedroom, it’s not as feminine as a purple and pink bedroom but still provides the opportunity to bring some energy and fun into the décor.

Purple and Orange Bedroom

Two contrasting colours, purple and orange are quite the combination and can create a standout look in your interior. If you want to create some real energy in your space, a purple and orange bedroom could be the right look for you. Think of bold purples to match the brightness of the orange and look at the different ways you can incorporate these colours into your space – either on your walls, through your artwork, furniture, or your accessories.

With such a wealth of shades available, purple is a truly versatile colour and no matter what type of aesthetic you’re going for, there’ll be a purple to match it. Spend some time on Pinterest and other design sites and see how your chosen shade has been used in other people’s homes – it will give you an idea of what you do and don’t like. It’s also worth creating your own vision board, where you can see the colours and textures next to each other before making any final decisions.