Colour company Pantone claims that its 2022 colour of the year is a shade of blue, but most people see purple. In this lookbook, we round up six interiors from around the world that are definitely purple.
Described by Pantone as a "periwinkle blue," the colour of the year – called Veri Peri – marries the "constancy" of traditional blue with the "energy and excitement" of red, according to the colour brand.
However, Dezeen opinion writer Michelle Ogundehin argues that the colour is actually a shade of purple. Here, we have collected projects in which designers added statement sofas, bright tiles, and plush carpets in various purple hues to the interiors, demonstrating the striking colour's versatility.
This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provide visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include domestic gyms, interiors that feature Danish design and kindergartens that pop with colour.
Valencia-based creative studio Masquespacio employed its signature colour-blocking style throughout the Resa San Mamés student accommodation in Spain.
Light purple tiles can be seen running along walls of the open-plan area, which the studio hoped would encourage a sense of community among students.
The owners of this New York apartment used bold colours, geometric shapes and unexpected materials to bring their personal styles into the residence.
Different shades of purple pop up on the walls, carpet, leather cabinets, armchair and shelving unit. The colour contrasts against the grey walls and curtains in the living room.
A lilac hue covers the soft, velvety walls of Cafe Krujok in Russia, which designers Eduard Eremchuk and Katy Pititskaya designed to embody "the essense of a donut" (Krujok is a round donut.)
The berry-coloured purple is meant to be a visual representation of donut glazing, and the room also features glossy dough-like beige furniture.
Located in the city's La Fuensanta neighbourhood, Cabinette was informed by the 1960s film Playtime by renowned French director Jacques Tati.
An eye-catching purple sofa has been plunged into the centre of the living room in Pan and Paul's House's. Craig Steely Architecture sunk the sofa into a 144-square-foot (13-square-metre) pit to create a distinct lounging area.
Inhabitants can relax on the plush cushions while taking in views of the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains.
A purple-blue paint was used on the doorframe and flooring of this rental house in Maine that is equipped with furniture and products that guests can purchase.
"Colour led the inspiration for the project, with pattern and texture coming in as key elements to round out the concept," said creative agency An Aesthetic Pursuit.
This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing domestic gyms, interiors that feature Danish design and kindergartens that pop with colour.