Friday, May 30, 2014

Decorating With Aubergine/Eggplant

Named after the vegetable characterized by deep purple skin, the color eggplant also answers to the name of aubergine, the French word for eggplant.  Adding a touch of rich dark purple colors, like eggplant, can really add drama and style to any room's decor

The color eggplant refers to a deep, dark purple that is somewhat complex as it contains  brown and black warm tones, the energy of red, and the coolness of blue.

Always rich and welcoming, eggplant is perfect for home offices, reception, living and dining rooms.
This color is a classy, yet understated way to put a touch of color into a room, while still maintaining a composed, dignified tone.

I hope these images will help you become more comfortable with this beautiful color and maybe you'll give it a try!!

Being a girl who likes antiquity in my interiors, I love the way aubergine/eggplant can make a room look aged.

It is not difficult to work this color into a very masculine room design. Aubergine/eggplant loves cozying up to dark brown and when used with natural textures such as wood and leather, it creates a very masculine and sophisticated  look.

These walls reflect the more red side of aubergine/eggplant. This color looks wonderful with warmer browns and golds.

This aubergine map wallpaper is fabulous.

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Gold and purple are colors associated with royalty and combine well. However a room can come off as being pompous, so texture and layers can soften and keep things from getting out of hand. Don't be afraid to use aubergine/eggplant in you interiors, just do your homework!!!

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By involving it in your home decor you will be able to create a very cozy and comfortable environment.

Jane Lockhart Interior Design

However aubergine/eggplant is a very modern color and works well in today's stylish interiors. Here it's deeper side is paired with soft teal and acrylic chic furnishings for a lovely bedroom.

Laura U Designs

White pops beautifully against aubergine/eggplant walls!!

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Most people are afraid of aubergine because it is dark. But it's really incredibly easy to use because it has blue, red, green, and even yellow embedded in it, and you can pull any of them out.

Aubergine/eggplant and grey make refined spaces.

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Since aubergine/eggplant has blue in it's makeup, blue is a great complementary color.

Jeffrey Bilhuber – deep aubergine/eggplant high gloss walls in a dining room.

This gorgeous aubergine/eggplant sofa would compliment any room!

I love to see pale yellow and light orangy woods used with aubergine/eggplant.

Traditional aubergine bedroom by Montvale Paint and Wallcoverings

Don't forget pairs beautifully with aubergine/eggplant. It is a vibrant, complementary color for this deep shade of purple.

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Aubergine/eggplant can be so dark that these walls are almost black.

This bedroom shows how pretty aubergine/eggplant is when combined with shades of pink.

Aubergine and pink wallpaper sets the stage for this colorful, eclectic room.

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Aubergine/eggplant walls help give this bathroom more of an intimate feel.

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This shade of purple is bold and dramatic when used as an exterior paint. Beautiful, but not for the faint of heart!!!

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