I will admit something to you ... but you cannot tell anyone what I'm about to say. Shhh ... I was a Huge Donny Osmond fan when I was quite young and had a purple outfit for each day of the week. Donny Osmond used to wear purple socks when he would perform onstage and I was thoroughly smitten from the age of 8 until about High School. Although my obsession with Donny Osmond ended many years ago, my love for Purple has lived on. I find the color so vibrate and classy. Not often do we find home decor in glorious shades of Purple and yet when I discover a piece it makes me all giddy inside. I know, I know ... I told you not to tell anyone ... I'm hopeless. :-)
I do not have the kind of obsession with Purple where I would decorate an entire room around it. More so, I would add an accent piece here or there just to give me the joy of seeing such perfection on a daily basis. Outside of that, I would certainly decorate a room in more neutrals, allowing Purple to be that Pop of color. And there are so many neutral colors that compliment Purple, it's easy to select a classy color scheme that could incorporate this shade ... Taupes, Creams, Greens, Yellows, Oranges ... see what I mean?! Depending on the varying shades of the neutrals, a Purple accessory would always draw the attention to that exquisite piece.
What are your "do not tell anyone" colors from long ago? Do you still enjoy those colors today or did you migrate in a different direction? Purple brings back fun memories from a great time in my life. How could it not be one of my Favorite Things. :-)