Trade in traditional green beans for a colorful shade of purple with ‘Royal Burgundy’ bush beans. These beauties offer a green interior, which makes for a stunning raw salad. Cooked, the purple fades to typical green bean hues.
A little color and pattern goes a long way in this Tudor-inspired living room. A charcoal sectional is topped with colorful and textural throw pillows ranging from ikat to flokati. Rich purple accent chairs tie in the contemporary area rug and offer a subtle pattern of their own.
Snow peas offer variety in flower and pod color. Purple snow peas bring a stronger flavor (it has a bitter nuance) and cheery color to the salad bowl. For strongest color, pick the youngest pods and use them raw or lightly sautéed. Longer cooking fades the hue to muddy tones. Purple snow peas make beautiful coleslaw, pasta salad or sandwich toppers. This variety is ‘Royal’ and is popular among chefs for its color and flavor.
This white wrap-around desk offers plenty of space to do homework or work on art projects in colorful, contemporary girl's room. A soft purple desk chair is a stylish work seat that complements the graphic, royal purple and white rug.
Pamper yourself by transforming an outdoor space into a custom retreat. Japanese forest bathing research shows that time spent in the Great Outdoors brings significant health benefits—lower blood pressure, less stress, greater empathy. Green spaces soothe both body and brain, and you can reap the results with a spot in your own yard. Start your project by choosing an area with easy access. A small deck, porch, patio or corner of a garden provides a terrific foundation for a home-sweet-home getaway. Approach your project with an eye to design by including touches that speak to your style (retro? chic? urban?). You don’t have to spend big bucks to make it work. This welcoming retreat features a crate coffee table that blends beautifully with wooden chairs. Pots of colorful annuals bring nature near. Annuals include purple Angelonia with Raven (dark) sweet potato vine, Yellow Chiffon superbells, Royal Velvet supertunia, and ‘Banana Cream’ Shasta daisy with Vertigo purple fountain grass.
Thanks to a bold color scheme of violet, black, white and gold, this designer-caliber tween girl's bedroom is as appealing to the tween herself as it is to her young parents. From the royal palette to the vintage pieces and fashion-inspired artwork, she'll feel blissfully at home here for years to come.
To ensure that colors coordinate without becoming matchy-matchy, choose tints and shades of the dominant color that have grey undertones. The glass ornaments, silk ribbon garland and graphic cutouts all feature medium shades of lavender. This results in a more understated, wintry approach to purple rather than a rich, royal vibe.
A bright orange shelving unit with a geometric design displays an assortment of accessories, brining personality to this living room. The unit's bold orange hue pairs nicely with the vibrant purple throw and royal blue curtains.