Purple doesn’t always have to be intense and bold. Light shades of purple are said to have the ability to calm nerves, ease stress, relieve tension, and are even said to be good for migraines. Light purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid and lilac violet flowers are delicate and often considered precious.
Light purple shades work wonderfully in bedrooms, children’s rooms and any space in which you want to create an atmosphere of calm. Looking to create a romantic and delicate effect? Paint your walls a single shade of lavender, lilac or orchid. For a bolder look, combine light shades with slightly darker purple shades, like violet or mauve. The finishing touch? A vase filled with sweet-smelling lavender, of course.