Is it Lavender or Lilac? These are two gorgeous colors. Lavender is a light to pale purple with a bluish hue and Lilac is a light to pale purple with a pinkish hue. I love to look at both of these colors and yet, I never use them in my own home. Often we think of a little girls room when we think of either of these two colors. If the room has too much of either of these colors it will appear too sweet. A room done in shades that are too vibrant of either of these colors will seem harsh and jarring to the eye. I want to show you some " grown-up" rooms done very nicely in Lavender and/or Lilac. I always pause when I see a room done well in either one of these colors. Here are some pictures that just made me take pause and say," Aaaaaaah!"
This room has a nice contrast between the dark brown and the lilac.
With just a touch of Lilac in the lovely flowers, this room reads as a Lilac room.
What a comfy looking chaise. I love the softness of the lavender velvet. It looks so inviting to me. Notice the blue-gray in this lavender?
How delightful would it be to sit here and have a wonderful meal with so many pretty things in lavender to look at?
Notice just a hint of lilac on the walls, keeping it soft and gentle to the eye.
This homeowner, reallllly loves lavender! I have to mention the great beamed ceiling in this picture
What a pretty combination, Spring green and lilac
Aaaaaah! Isn't this a sweet nursery?
Just subtle touches of lavender here.
Whoa!!! Although this room is well decorated, the vibrant Lavender took it to a place that , personally , I do not want to go.
You can see when a color is used in the right value it can be a beautiful room, however, when done overboard it is very jarring to the eye.
I will leave you with this final picture of Lavender done in the very best possible way.
"Enjoy the Process" Of: Discovering ways to use Lavender in your Home.