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Popular violets

Add sass and glamour with the favourite purples!

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Resene Half Pale Rose
Resene Half Pale Rose

V92-013-356

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A graceful touch of shell rose pink

Resene Fog
Resene Fog (Fairylight)

V87-030-296

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A delicate tint of lilac, soft and ephemeral

Resene Perfume
Resene Perfume

V80-048-300

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A waft of delightful sensuous violet

Resene Unicorn
Resene Unicorn

V72-063-292

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A soft floral violet, romantic and nostalgic

Resene Dancing Girl
Resene Dancing Girl

V64-080-301

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A mid toned violet red, elaborate and jewel like

Resene Studio
Resene Studio (Ferris Wheel)

V53-093-303

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An animated violet, eminently precious

Resene Daisy Bush
Resene Daisy Bush

V47-100-299

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A red toned purple, florid and gregarious

Resene Kingfisher Daisy
Resene Kingfisher Daisy (Gobstopper)

V44-095-303

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A clean violet, striking like the feature feathers of a bird

Resene Ballerina
Resene Ballerina

V78-058-342

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A volatile collision of pastel violet pink

Resene Hopbush
Resene Hopbush (Hopskotch, XOXO)

V67-072-354

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A divine Mayan pink, tropical bright

Resene Smitten
Resene Smitten

V58-106-347

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A vivacious fuchsia pink, emboldened with a touch of violet

Resene Scrumptious
Resene Scrumptious

V49-112-356

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A frolic of clear magenta pink, irresistible and delicious

Resene Seance
Resene Seance (Eye Candy, Giggle)

V42-081-321

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A mesmeric purple

Resene Blue Diamond
Resene Blue Diamond

V39-091-303

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A fascinating hue of pansy and peony purple

Resene Christalle
Resene Christalle

V34-085-300

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A strong tropical purple, fascinating and showy

Resene Deep Koamaru
Resene Deep Koamaru

V36-092-288

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A boisterous and brave bright violet hue

Resene Matakana
Resene Matakana

V52-010-350

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A moody, mellow taupe, grey and grape blend, velvet soft and easy on the eye

Resene Gun Powder
Resene Gun Powder

V42-016-285

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A warm lavender grey, volatile in some circumstances

Resene Paua
Resene Paua

V29-064-292

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An electric violet blue, hot and confident

Resene Bullitt
Resene Bullitt

V28-034-288

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A fast paced deep blue with a base of purple black

Purple rain

Purple is one of the most provocative colours of the spectrum, embracing all hues from palest lavenders, mauve pinks, magentas and deep violets through to dark aubergine, created by varying their blue and red composition.

Purple symbolises royalty, spirituality and creativity. It has a quietness about it that lowers stress, depresses the appetite for food (and other things!) and calms. Those who love purple tend to be visionary, complex and elegant.

Pretty and pastel, purple tinted with white creates delicate lilac or mauve. Pale yellows, from sharp lemon to primrose, are complementary to the whole range of purple shades. For a zingy accent, add a splash of bright lime. Softer pistachio teamed with purple makes a fresh vibrant statement, while muted grey-greens are restful when the purple is softened to a smoky haze. Duck-egg blues and eau-de-nil are always a safe bet as they harmonise well with purples.

The more intense shades of purple are more dramatic than their paler relatives. Rich, clear and vibrant, they are perfect for a very showy dining room or hallway. Decor will appear opulent and daring. The addition of antiques, gilded mirrors, picture frames and elaborate light fittings will evoke feelings of comfort and luxury.

If you have a budding fairy princess in your family, use soft lavender with lemon trim, voile or muslin curtains and crisp white and coriander green furniture to create a bedroom fit for a princess.

Don't despair if purple makes some feel like a shrinking violet or is too passionate for your home. A neutral background like pearl grey provides a wonderful foil for a little splash of purple – the perfect way to enjoy purple without being overwhelmed by it.

Decorating with violets...

Always try out your colours using a Resene testpot in the area you plan to paint before you start your painting project – that’s the best way to confirm the colour looks right before you start painting. You can also can order drawdowns online.

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