Parma, a boring color, a bit bourgeois, reserved for old ladies? Those times are long gone! Instead, find out how to apply it creatively to your walls, including what other colors.
The color purple
The color purple belongs to purple tones, so it is a mixture of red and blue – but with a greater proportion of blue. It is a shade from the lighter purple family. Like lavender, shades of parma no longer shine in the garden only, but have made their entry into interiors. This color is ideal for decoration. You can paint entire sections of walls very well with it. However, you must respect the following basic rules: as with all shades of purple, the same goes for parma: do not overdo it. Use this color on your walls sparingly and never paint all the walls in the room purple, but rather use it for specific areas to highlight. A wall painted in purple can be particularly stylish if you don’t paint the entire wall up to the ceiling or floor but leave a nice white stripe a few inches wide. Parma can quickly give your space a kitsch look. To prevent this from happening, use this color sparingly. And if your room is rather small, forget it. The color purple is more effective in large spaces.
What colors to associate with purple?
Parma and Gray
Parma tones are expressive enough that you need to combine them with other colors. For example, you can design a room entirely in white and paint a wall on wall a purple color. If you prefer to combine this color with another, avoid doing it with black. This association will seem hard and not harmonious to you, at least on the walls of your house. Gray tones, on the other hand, go very well with parma. These color combinations give good result, your room takes on a calm and modern air.
Parma and beige
Cream, beige or “café au lait” color also work well with purple. Darker shades of brown, like ‘mocha’ or ‘tobacco’, can have a noble effect with a rather dark purple – but then your room should have minimal natural light so it doesn’t get too dark.
Parma and blue
Parma by its composition of red warms the blue colors, which are for the most part very cold colors. This association may seem rather unusual. But then again, it all depends on the exact shades of purple and blue. We have to do some testing. A pretty light purple can be the most beautiful effect with a light turquoise, too. And in this case, the blue is warm …
Which room to reserve the parma for and with which colors?
In your bedroom, the color purple will be soothing and calming. You can even dare to combine the color of your walls with that of your bed linen. If you want to achieve a relaxing color and a calm atmosphere in a room, then pair parma with pastel colors or white. For a slightly warmer effect, combine this color with orange, yellow or red.
In your living room, the color purple will evoke a certain elegance. The purple colored sofas are quite fascinating. If you already have a sofa in another shade, you can decorate it with purple cushions to achieve a chic romantic look. Painting your kids ‘and teens’ bedrooms purple is suitable for both boys and girls. It is a color that can be suitable in a room shared by a brother or sister. You can very well, in a child’s room, associate parma with yellow. It is a harmonious combination. As an alternative to wall painting, you can also use patterned wallpaper or purple colored wall stickers. You can dare to use parma in your bathroom, especially with green. In combination with olive green, your bathroom immediately takes on a little extravagance. In the same vein, you can imagine parma with gold or silver. These associations can convey an image of luxurious decoration. But here again, the subtle balance must be found, at the risk of falling into kitsch. You can even dare the parma in your kitchen. Admittedly, it is an original choice, but one which works. Once again, also take white and gray to highlight the purple and make it both sophisticated and expressive. You can also add wood, which will blend very well by providing warmth, comfort and why not a harmonious contrast. Don’t we say that there is something majestic in the color purple? Especially if in your decoration, you associate it with the right textiles and objects with impeccable finishes.