This Year’s Purple Trend

Turquoise has been declared Color of the Year, but so far it seems Purple Reigns.  Join me, as I take you on a tour to the many different faces, places and products where Purple has been seen:

zoe kravitz_instyle

The color Purple has been spotted everywhere:  in fashion, home accessories, magazines, advertisements and make-up collections, as the beautiful Zoe Kravitz shows us here {photo from InStyle; Fancy Pancy eyeshadow from Sephora}.

{Red Carpet Fashion Awards}

There were 1-2-3-4-5 celebrities who donned pretty Purple dresses at the Golden Globe Awards in January.  In addition, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden all sported the color at the President’s State of the Union Address last month.

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Coach has a lovely new spring collection of handbags that features a fun mix of Purples in a variety of shades and tints.

my coach bag

On the decorating front, there are plenty of Purple pleasures available for our homes this year.


{Neiman Marcus}

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{Area rugs from Macy’s}

purple pillows{from Target and Bliss Living Home}

Purple is a great color for your home because, in it’s truest form, it is a perfect balance of warm {red} and cool {blue}.  For a little variation try a wine-colored plum for even more warmth, or a blue-periwinkle for a touch of cool.


{Murano Imports}

Purple chandeliers and Purple chandelier earrings are both very chic right now.  I love the Murano glass chandelier, but the earrings fit into my budget so much better.



If you’re searching for a new fragrance, Halle Berry’s new perfume gives you the chance to sport a Purple-y scent.


{wal mart}

From violet to plum to lavender, fashion designers have shown their Purple pride on the runway.  If you want to know what will be hot in home design, keep your eye on fashion trends.

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{Tracy Reese Spring 2010, photo by}


{Rachel Roy Fall 2010, photo from NY Mag}

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Venus and Serena Williams’ new ad campaign for Nabisco is positively Purple.



…And finally, at our last stop we come full-circle with another show of Purple make-up.  This time from MAC Cosmetics Spring 2010 Colour3 {Plum} Forecast Collection.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this ‘tour’ as much as I enjoyed putting it together.  I love many colors, but purple is my favorite.  However, I’m looking forward to seeing what other colors will stand out this year.  When I find out, I’ll let you know!

3 thoughts on “This Year’s Purple Trend

  1. Hi Kelly,
    I enjoy your website…..quite interesting….would you be able to tell me what is the official cololur for Christmas Decor this year, 2010. I know that the colour of the year is turquoise…..but I am hearing conflicting information about the official colour for Christmas 2010

    Appreciate your help


  2. Purple is my fave too :-) it’s so great to see purple finally get the respect it deserves!! I think it’s a really versatile colour — it goes with just about every other colour, it can be light and airy or dark and dramatic, masculine or feminine, serious or lighthearted….

    Thanks for the great purple post :-)

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  3. Hi Kelly! I have been noticing this too. Jennifer Aniston’s house was featured in this month’s Architectural Digest and it used purple all over the place. It was a rich and sophisticated space. I think it makes sense that we are seeing more purple this year because it stands for royality and both sexes identify with it, it can be a girly color but it can be done in a not so girly way too. It’s my favorite color as well! Oh and even arby’s is jumping on board with purple if you have seen their new TV ads. Great blog Kelly! Thanks!!

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