Purple Art

Written by Serena Berger
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Purple art can be used to create a living environment with a number of desirable characteristics. Purple has always been considered a regal color, and the judicious use of rich purples in your interior design, especially when offset against dark colors and silver metals, can give your room a very confident, even imperial feel. If you want a place to meditate or relax, prints with lavender or lilac tones can enhance the sense of spiritual openness.

Purple Art for Children

You might strongly consider getting purple art prints to put up in your children's rooms. Research indicates that having bright purples around will stimulate children's creativity and imagination, and not coincidentally, many children say purple is their favorite color. From a cute cartoon of a purple cow to a design from Harold and the Purple Crayon, there are art prints intended especially for children.

Children and adults alike can appreciate abstract purple art, though they may get very different things out of it. Mark Rothko's color field paintings are important works of modern art, but they have also become popular as paintings which are easy to use in interior decorating. Rothko filled large canvases with blocks of color, in everything from calm, contemplative shades to dark and moody hues, so you will be able to find almost any color you want, including purples.

The Impressionist palette also uses a number of paler purples that can be pleasant in any room from the nursery to the living room. Claude Monet, widely recognized as the greatest of the Impressionists, painted works like White & Purple Water Lilies, which are at once beautiful studies in technique and lovely pieces to live with. While White & Purple Water Lilies is a very light, airy work, Nympheas uses several darker and deeper tones, which makes the work less ideal for a child's room, but perhaps more so for a room where you want a more sophisticated touch.

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