“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it,” –Shug Avery, The Color Purple
I’m still in a bit of disbelief after last week’s post that anyone could completely reject the color purple. I was on vacation last week on Long Beach Island New Jersey and snagged a couple of photos of purple for the garden.
Purple and green is a classic combination and you can see how combining dark and bright purple creates an interesting visual juxtaposition. Those soft red begonias could easily be integrated throughout as well. Mixing cools (the purples and reds) with the warms (foliage) may seem counter-intuitive but mixing colors of different temperatures keeps the visual upbeat. And you can’t see too well here but the neutral grey-green of the grass in the lower left works as a great blender of the two worlds.
If you can’t visualize how this might look indoors, check out this Pinterest Collection.
Purple and green is a classic combo and you can go either vivid or subtle, taking hints from one our greatest sources of inspiration, Nature.
Check out my nature inspiration on my instagram page!