As if it were straight from storybook, this quintessential home comes complete with a sloping slate rooftop and stone pathway. Purple hydrangeas provide a pop of color to the otherwise simple landscaping.
In the distance, the Kousa Dogwood acts as a focal point to pull the eye through the front pathway along with the low Liriope in the foreground. Designer tip: Soft textures and colors, like in these hydrangeas, evoke a feeling of being able to wander and get lost in relaxation.
This light and bright kitchen features white wooden cabinets paired with neutral granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A neutral glass tile backsplash adds a finishing touch, while a vase of purple hydrangeas is arranged on the counter.
Why we love it: Oakleaf hydrangea wins our hearts because of its multi-season interest. White flower clusters start opening in summer, quickly fade to pink hues, followed by brown sugar tones. Dried blooms linger into winter. Leaves turn stunning shades of purple, burgundy and red in fall.
If space is tight in your yard, you can still enjoy lush hydrangea blooms with this small shrub, which grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Flower color shifts from a deep violet-purple in acid soils to pink in basic soils. Use this reblooming hydrangea in containers, as a specimen plant, to edge planting beds or as an informal hedge. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla
The best lavenders to choose are those with very gray bases. The soft purple shade acts like a neutral in this room and creates a beautiful base for the design. Slightly darker lavender curtains compliment the wall color and frame the wrought iron bed frame. A feathered mirror frame adds a fun texture over the sophisticated bed set up with matching nightstands.
A simple palette of purples and whites create a serene garden in this seaside property. The use of hydrangeas, lantana and lavender provides a soft range of textures and colors to create a harmonious environment.
A formal garden is a must for a home this magnificent. On pleasant days, the owners can follow a gravel path between blushing hydrangea bushes, where they'll pass through a wood gate and arrive at a stone fountain overflowing with purple and red petunias.
Candy colors and sherbet pinks, yellows and lilacs get a cooler treatment in this color-packed bedroom from Catherine M. Austin interior design. We love how she transformed a narrow hallway connecting a bedroom and bath with a punchy, sweet hydrangea purple balanced with a selection of well-curated contemporary art. Even the bold white etagere becomes an artsy statement piece when it’s piled with colorful art and design books to create a mini library/gallery space.