Purple, the secret to serenity

Searching for a room where you can relax? Try a purple room.

Purple is known for being a spiritually rich colour that symbolises intuition, awareness and enlightenment. In Indian culture, violet represents the energy centre, called chakra, that relates to pure consciousness. It’s believed that when your chakra is open, you have an open mind and are aware of the world around you.

If you’d like to stimulate your senses and get more energy flowing, perhaps you could try decorating elements of your everyday life with purple. Purple makes rooms deeper, making it the perfect hue for special feature walls and interior design features, such as staircases or alcoves. If bold colours aren’t your style, paint your walls with pale shades of lavender and lilac to create a beautiful space to relax. You can also add interest to neutral rooms with violet accessories, like a statement rug or artwork.