Purple - love it or leave it?

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  1. lmccandless

    lmccandless The Force is strong with this one. Boss of the Applesauce

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    So, Pantone, the group that forecasts the trends in popular colors for fashion, decor and design, has named Radiant Orchid the 2014 Color of the Year. If you're interested, you can read more about it on our Trend Watch on the blog.

    Here's the color in action:
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    So, I am curious...where do you stand on purple? Do you love it...or would you rather leave it?

    It's my 7 year old's favorite color but I personally don't like it at all. I have to pretend I do or she gets offended. :giggle
     
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  2. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    if you darken it..and use deep reds/golds I can wear it..but pale lavender colors...ugh
     
  3. toriloowho

    toriloowho Yep… I'm an over thinker.

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    I'm not a huge fan of purple. I like it in some instances (lilacs, for example), but definitely not to wear.
     
  4. rmcabana

    rmcabana Hit me with your best shot

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    I have had a strange relationship with purple. I loved it as a kid, then hated it as I got older. My niece Kylie decided it was her favorite color a few years ago - so I started buying a lot of purple kits and it's grown on me again and has become a color I really like, especially the darker, eggplant-y shades. I've recently started wearing purple and gold together. I like!
     
  5. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    Not a fan of the lighter tones of purple (or any pastel colors in general) but if you deepen the color then I don't mind it. I don't own more than 1-2 pieces of clothing with purple; it's just not what my eye gravitates toward in scrapping or clothing.
     
  6. mrs2a50

    mrs2a50 Pretty much the best.ever.

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    LOVE purple, but in more of a plum shade. This orchid doesnt do much for me
     
  7. Roboliver

    Roboliver I feel right at home at the Glitter Gulch!

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    I like the pantone purple up above for sure but I'm not normally a purple lover.
     
  8. Lynne-Marie

    Lynne-Marie Lynne-Marie

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    I love it when combined with other colors, like orange or cream.
     
  9. mollyc

    mollyc PrettyPinkPicturesPlease

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    In general, yes I like it...but there are probably more instances of badly used purple than well used purple, IMO.
     
  10. DoodleBop

    DoodleBop Just call me Sweetcakes.

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    It used to be my fave color when I was your daughter's age...LOL! :giggle Now, I can't stand purple. :giggle Funny how we change over the years.
     
  11. alb52

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    leave it. i'm the same though - one of my DDs adores purple (and looks awesome in it), so i smile whenever she brings up her love for it.
     
  12. renee82

    renee82 renee82

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    I love purple! Although I prefer the darker shade. :)
     
  13. Nixenkind

    Nixenkind Dreaming of boiling in Brisbane.

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    A little purple is fine, but in general, I don't like it very much...
     
  14. Trista

    Trista I'm Working On It

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    I have had a love/hate relationship with purple through the years. In the past I preferred the rich, deep colors of purple. Oddly enough I am a fan of pastels now that I paint.
     
  15. theAndrea

    theAndrea Google master

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    I used to love purple, but lately I've been an 'orange' girl ;) so I guess, leave it... never thought I'd say that hehe.
     
  16. jenevang

    jenevang Rocking a two-piece under my scrubs

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    UGH. Just say no. That is all. :giggle
     
  17. Brandi

    Brandi You're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind

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    I like a darker purple, not so much this pale lavender/orchid one. Guess too, it depends on what it gets paired with that will give it a fighting chance. :giggle
     
  18. KarenW

    KarenW Send in the Clowns

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    Love dark purple, wear it all the time. My eldest son also loves it, he has a wall in his room that is a lovely dark purple - looks great with white window frames.

    Pastels do nothing for me at all...
     
  19. Peppermint

    Peppermint One Little Bird

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    Another dark purple fan, as long as it's a warm plum type of purple. And even then it's really only around the holiday season. I like plum purple with greens, pale blues and metal tones, so I have some plum ornaments on my tree. Beyond that I'm not a big purple fan.
     
  20. Trista

    Trista I'm Working On It

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    I have to add... in our last house we painted the main wall what we thought was a rich, deep, dark, purple. In reality it looked more like a barney wall. :lmao

    It was a major #homedecorfail

    Wanna see? :giggle
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    I'm a glutton for punishment. Be gentle. :cry
     
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