I tried to do good research. Really, I did. It just appears that the color, Lavender, is almost a rather boring color, though beautiful. Its history seems be as soothing as its namesake flower. It does not seem to have played in any major part in the trading industry, like the indigo did, and it wasn’t a lethal color like emerald once was. Basically, it’s just part of the purple family, which has been a color choice for royalties. And that was mainly because back in the day only royalties could afford the purple dye, which was made from snails.
Via Pinterest and Benjamin Moore
Probably like anyone else, when I hear the word ‘lavender’, I immediately think of the flower it was named for. Did you know it repeals mosquitoes? You can bet I’m going to plant these in my yard, if I can, when we get a house. Read this to check out all the varieties lavender actually comes in.
Part of why I wanted to research lavender was because I seem to be seeing it more often. It’s still not a popular color. Many people still associate it as a feminine color-though not as much as pink. But it compliments gray rather nicely, and gray is everywhere now. After all, gray is the new beige.
But before we talk about interiors, here are a few more things that the word “lavender” makes me think of…
Lavendar Farms. How amazing would it be to just step out of the car and smell heaven? This photo above is of Purple Haze Lavender Farm out in Sequim, WA. They offer just about everything, from soap to renting some of their space for a wedding. Check them out here.
Via The Gardenista
Wisteria is another lavender colored flower. Read here for a bit of background information on Wisteria, like how if it’s not maintained, it may kill other plants if it gets too close.
And then you have Wisteria, a website that sells furniture, home decor, and more. Now that will kill your wallet, but it’s so great to go and browse.
Beautiful dresses like this…
…Makes you want to sip on something nice, like a lavender lemonade…
Via Wedding Party
…Which is something you can do at a wedding, actually. Lavender is an extremely popular color choice for wedding and it’s pretty obvious why. It’s a soft romantic color.
And if you’re a Harry Potter fan, then you know about Lavender Brown.
In this short article, Samantha Schoech talks about how lavender actually works with a lot of colors. Read here for more information on how to decorate with lavender. I love how it’s used in this eclectic style here.
Via Simplified Bee
Here’s another great example of how lavender plays well with other colors. This stunning room was actually featured in the Hampton Designer Showhouse back in 2012. I love how fun this space is. And notice the grass cloth wallpaper and that single line of color under the molding. These are awesome details.
I find this room quite interesting. The color combinations are not one that I would have thought of, but I like that it’s a traditional room kept youthful and playful. Loving those coffee tables!
I love the deeper tones of lavender here on the wall and in the curtains. It’s also pretty neat that it teamed up with the jewel tones of the chairs and the sideboard. I think it creates a fun and luxurious vibe while asking to be taken seriously.
Like the jewel tone room from AD, lavender doesn’t have to be serene. It can be quite dramatic! That antique mirror is just perfect with the chandelier and the chesterfield couch.
Via Digs Digs
This bedroom is the perfect example to show you how well lavender goes with gray and even silver. Also take a look here at the rest of Digs Digs post on lavender rooms.
We gotta have at least one example of lavender in the bathroom and how glamorous is this example? Love it with all the gold touches.
Via My Domaine
I love how this couch is a statement here. A lavender couch is also a great way to bring in the color if you just wanted a little pop of it. Be sure to view the rest of the tour here. There are shades of purples, particularly lavender throughout the home.
These cupcakes are just so cute that I literally want to eat them.
Anyway, what do you guys think? Do you like decorating with lavender?
Like you, I always associate it with the flower (which I personally love). There are some great photos (I liked the Simplified Bee & Melinda photos). I DID actually paint my daughters’ room lavender (once upon a time) but that was when she was old enough to pick it and it was soothing (but then she turned into a teenager)… lol
Now that I think about it, I think my sister did a couple of walls in lavender in her bedroom and she was in her teenage years.
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