There are endless, stylish shades of purple to incorporate into your modern space. One of the most striking ways to add purple to your home is through a bold accent wall. Paint a single wall in your room a purple-toned shade, and accessorize with complementary details. From artwork to paint colors, follow our expert tips to make the most out of your purple-hued interior.
The Color Purple: Accent Walls & Beyond
The first step is to decide whether you want your accent wall to be subtle or bold. A soft splash of color (like a pale purple/pink) can give your space a delicate touch. A wine-inspired maroon or velvety purple is a more modern, daring choice.
Steal tips from our expert article on jewel tones, and consider a gem-inspired shade:
“Take inspiration from a sparkling amethyst crystal, and opt for a piece of wall art that showcases this shimmering gem. Real amethyst crystals are easily attainable and relatively affordable, making this stone a perfect addition to any space. Pair your amethyst accessories with deep, plum-colored furniture and velvet details. Soften the overall look by using a grey or mauve base rather than white.”
Modern Wall Decor
If you’re looking for a piece of wall art to complement your purple-hued living space, explore our beautiful mandala collection. This selection of prints was curated by our art director, Tirzah Goodman. Not only are these prints trending, but they will bring a sense of peace and spiritual inspiration to your interior.
Wall Art for Your Accent Wall: Shapes
A plain accent wall can be taken to the next level with wall art. Not only is it important to choose the right color scheme and design, but you should also consider the shape and layout that will best fit your space. We offer wall art in single-panels, multi-panels, framed, and unframed layouts. Determine which shape fits your vision based on a classic or contemporary goal.
After you’ve chosen your ideal layout, make sure you hang your wall art like a professional designer – especially if it’s on or near an accent wall. Follow this tip from our guide on how to hang wall art the right way:
“Always make sure to leave enough room in between the edge of the wall and your print. There should be a minimum of one foot from where the wall ends, before your artwork begins. Hanging your art too close to the edge of the wall can make a room feel cluttered and disproportionate. Give your home the greatest potential to feel cozy, warm, and welcoming. Your home should feel comfortable, so it’s important to avoid an unbalanced layout.”
Wall Art for Your Accent Wall: Sizes
The second most important aspect of selecting wall art to elevate your accent wall is to choose the right size. Our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide will guide you through the basics, so you can add a purple punch to your space like a pro:
“Your piece of art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty space on your accent wall; in other words, the portion that is not covered by moldings or furniture. First, measure the height and width of the wall. Next, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. This will give you the best range of canvas print sizes to suit the wall.
Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a headboard or a sofa, should be approximately between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this handy example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch in your living room.”
Purple Bedroom Walls & Artwork
Purple is a stunning shade to add to your bedroom, through an accent wall or other decor. Paint your wall in a smokey, cool purple and go for textiles in muted shades like dusty rose, mauve, and taupe.
For a look that will enhance rest and relaxation in your sleeping space, follow this final expert tip from our article on the color lavender:
“Lavender is universally renowned for its ability to promote sleep. Let your lavender-inspired interior go beyond just visual details. Spritz your pillow with lavender oil right before bed, and place soft satchels of dried lavender buds in your bedside table for a subtle, relaxing scent. Layer different shades of purple blankets, and add pops of purple throughout your bedroom. The goal is to create a laid-back look with an ultra-chic, cool color palette.”
Purple Accent Walls with Grey
If a purple accent wall is too colorful for your taste, try a grey accent wall with purple undertones and wall decor. Grey and purple are a match made in design heaven, as evident in 2023 interior trends and predictions.
Modern Wall Decor for Purple Accent Walls
While there are endless options for decor to take your purple accent wall to new heights, our resident design specialists have a few final picks of their own. Paint your wall in a pastel purple, and play with a piece from our brand-new vibrant flowers collection. A monochromatic space is stylish and hot for the upcoming year.
Minimalist Wall Art for Purple Accent Walls
For a monochromatic, minimalist look in your home, consider simple purple-toned wall art to hang on a muted purple accent wall. Purple on purple can create a bold, regal, and sophisticated aesthetic – as long as you keep it classy! Minimalist wall art, such as abstract designs or simple geometric shapes, can complement the clean lines and simplicity of a minimalist interior. A purple accent wall can provide a perfect backdrop for showcasing your purple-toned wall art, creating a cohesive and stylish look. Whether you choose one large piece, or a collection of smaller prints, the purple tones will create a calming and serene atmosphere in your space. This monochromatic color scheme can be a unique and striking addition to any room, from a living area to a bedroom. Achieve modern sophistication with minimalist wall decor that includes purple accents!
More Purple Decor Topics & Ideas
A purple accent wall is a great way to give your interior a unique and trendy touch. For more purple wall decor ideas, visit our inspiration blog. We’ve put together the latest and greatest tips and tricks for breathing new life into your home.