Purple Paint
Colour by Family

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Purple Paint
Colour by Family

Love a fresh, playful shade of lavender? Or do dark, moody plums speak more to your style? Whether you’re searching for a mood-boosting pastel or a dramatic hue, purple paint colours bring personality to any space.

Symbolic of royalty, luxury, and ambition, infusing your space with purple paint colours adds subtle grandeur. Soft lilac shades uplift the spirit while encouraging the imagination, perfect for sparking creative stimulation. Deep or vivid purple hues instantly set the tone, from moody bedrooms to dining rooms steeped with dark glamour.
A purple-painted living room with white trim and fireplace, featuring white sofas, a blue armchair, and a zebra-print ottoman.

A Spectrum of Purples

A balance between blue and red, shades of purple range from lilac and periwinkle to magenta and wine.

Red-purple paint colours tend to be warmer, and pair well with greens, creams, golds, and warmer wood tones. Embrace red undertones with colours like Porcelain 2113-60, Aplomb AF-625, and the deeply saturated stunner, Dark Burgundy 2075-10.

Blue-toned purples are cooler than their red counterparts. They pair beautifully with silvers, blues, and black paint colours. For blue-toned purples, consider Nosegay 1401, Blue Orchid 2069-50, or dark Plum Royale 2070-20.

Here, dramatic and rich Black Raspberry 2072-20 walls set a strong background for a white seating area. A central fireplace in Chantilly Lace OC-65 provides a place for the eye to rest, while a zebra-printed ottoman enhances the drama of the walls.
A gray fireplace in front of a purple-painted wall, with golden frames and pink flowers on the mantel.

Dark Purple Paint Colours

Dark purple anchors any space, a rich background that stands out while being a conduit for a variety of design styles. Deeper purples pair well with both warm and cool tones like gold, brass, blues, and greens. Flexible and fun, rich purples buoy both masculine and feminine style preferences.

Looking to set the mood with purple wall paint colours? Use hues like Galaxy 2117-20 and Caponata AF-650 as excellent alternatives to black, or Shadow 2117-30, a former colour of the year.

Velvety, warm, and enveloping Chambourd AF-645, seen here, pairs with Smoke Gray 2120-40—which has an underlying hint of blue—on the mantel. The end result is powerful and classic, ideal for spending late nights in front of the hearth, enjoying company or solitude.
A bathroom with taupe walls tinged with light purple undertones; white wainscotting, cabinetry and trim; silver mirror; and white door open to a chair and rug in hallway.

Fresh! Light Purple Paint Colours

Light lavender paint colours are delicate, refreshing and creative. Soothing and lovely, they bring an airy element to any room. Like the calming, sleep-enhancing scent of lavender flowers, lavender and lilac paints colors are excellent choices for relaxing bedrooms.

Sleep soundly with soft shades like Dreamy Cloud 2117-70 or Slip AF-605, and pair with off-whites like Distant Gray OC-68 or Alabaster OC-129 for effortless elegance.

The airy look of light lavenders harmonize beautifully with green, another excellent option when looking for purple paint colour pairings. Ground pastel purples with greens like Fernwood Green 2145-40 and Rosemary Sprig 2144-30.

Here, a hallway in Lavender Mist 2070-60 presents an inviting entryway to the bathroom in Antique Pearl 2113-70. These soft purple paint colours provide a luxurious, yet comforting, ambiance, as well as enhance colour flow throughout the home.
An artist’s wooden desk with pots filled with brushes, apples scattered along the tabletop, and a red stool, all in front of a purple-painted wall.

Muted Purples, Gray Violets

Muted purples with gray undertones are incredibly calming, while providing a sophisticated feel and timelessness.

Grayish lavender paints act as neutrals with a hint of colour, making gray purple paint colours ideal for breathing personality into a beige or off-white colour scheme.

Vintage Wine 2116-20, shown here, is an anchoring, rich hue that combines the comfort of a brown with the luxury of a smoky violet. Evocative of an earthy, boho style, Vintage Wine enhances textures like natural wood, linen, and glass. Try using pops of accent colours, such as the red shown on this stool, to add interest and dimension.

Looking for more purple paint colours with a hint of gray? Check out Misty Memories 2118-60, Majestic Mauve 2115-60, or Sanctuary AF-620.
A modern dining room with a purple-painted accent wall, white fireplace, stacks of books, a dining table, and 3 modern dining chairs.

Bright Purple Paint Colours

Bright purple instantly brightens up any space, adding a jolt of energy. Creative and colourful, bright purple paint colours can be used to spruce up your mudrooms, playrooms, and home offices.

An excellent choice for an accent wall, we love these cheery purples for a bold colour statement: Lily Lavender 2071-60, Mystical Grape 2071-30, and Summer Plum 2074-20.

In your dining room, use purple to brighten your Sunday brunch and after-work dinners with shades like Blue Orchid 2069-50 or Freesia 1432. Here, walls in Enchanted 2070-50 do the talking while trim and fireplace in Ice Mist OC-67 bring a cool balance and modern elements create a clean, cohesive space.
A magenta fabric on a table, topped with a pot of flowers in front of a purple wall.

Relax: Purple Bedroom Paint Colours

From romantic master suites to modern bedrooms for the kids, there’s a purple paint colour for everyone. Create an oasis for house inhabitants and guests alike with relaxing grayish violets like Touch of Gray 2116-60, or a delicate, dusty shade like Central Mauve 1412.

For a lively, fresh take on violet paint for bedrooms, consider Lavender Ice 2069-60, Spring Lilac 1388, and Whisper Violet 2070-70.

Here, magical Porcelain 2113-60 creates the perfect backdrop for a soothing infusion in your bedroom. This delicate shade sets the scene for snuggling up on stormy nights and getting ready on sunny mornings.

See Purple Paint Colours in Your Home!

Use the free Benjamin Moore Colour Portfolio™ app to ‘try on’ purple in your space using the photo and video visualizers. You can also access fan decks, match favourite hues to Benjamin Moore colours, and more!
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