Monday, August 8, 2011

Pretty Purple Houses....Yes....Purple!

Purple is one of my favorite colors...I love to wear it and decorate with it.  Usually purple brings out strong emotions...either you love it or hate it!  I've gone so far as to paint my bedroom deep plum; as well as a couple of accent walls.  Most recently I've been working on another purple project!  More about THAT later. 
   This three story Orchid house really stands out in the neighborhood!

I think this Arts & Craft home looks stunning in Aubergine and beige accents.

This is a reverse of those colors.....beige with Aubergine trim!
How about THIS one!  Violet and pale green..... I think it's wonderful, but then again I LOVE Color!  Click on the house to see a bigger image of all the interesting accents.  The Orange front door and the red mailbox just make my heart so happy!
And here's a striped beauty......lavender and burgundy....what a great combo. 
And a new favorite color combination of mine......Yellow and Periwinkle!  Check out the interesting way they painted the arches above the door! 
And a crisp, sharp Eggplant and Cream paint job!
My house is a 75 year old sweet, wooden cottage.  However, the previous owner installed a nice neutral grey siding.  Maybe one of these days when I need to repaint the trim, it will end up some purple-y color.And here's MY newest purple front door!  Originally it was a tomato-y red and I enjoyed that color for many years....but I decided to go  a little crazy this summer and paint it a pretty Grape!

And here is the beginning of my next project......come back soon and see what I've been up to this week.

BTW.....did you notice how many different shades of purple I mentioned?  What's YOUR favorite shade of purple? 


  1. WHEW! Some of those houses are very...purpley!!

    When working with purple, I go for the very soft shades. It seems to be a very popular color among young girls. My daughter and all her 8 year old friends love purple and pink together.

  2. I love lavender. I like to plant anything with lavender flowers!

  3. I love your cottage tours. I like all shades of purple bright, lavender, periwinkle. I just love color and cottages, wish I lived in one by th sea, LOL!

  4. I love your purple door, I don't like all purples though? That is kind of odd isn't it, I like pink all shades, now you have me thinking LOL!!!
    Thank you for showing us all of these sweet houses!


  5. Thanks for taking us along on your tour of these darling cottage homes. They are all so bright and happy. Looking forward to seeing your front door from the street side..
    hugs ~lynne~

  6. I love the arts and crafts style home. I can envision some thick molding and beautiful detail inside. I'm not a big purple person, but blue and greens are my favorite. Loved looking at all these houses.

    Thanks for the visit today! It sure is hot here in Texas! Is it fall yet?!?

  7. I love all the purple houses! Any shade of purple will do for me. I recently painted our side garage door purple which connects to the garden. I love it. Love your front door!


  8. Nice homes...very charming indeed...thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such a sweet birthday was a good day....blessings

  9. I didn't realize that I would like purple so much on a home but these are very pretty! I'm drawn to lavender and plums when it comes to dressing, but I don't think I have much purple in my home. Your door looks awesome by the way! I can't wait to see what else you are up to!

    Thanks for stopping by today with your sweet comment. You have a great blog and a new follower!! :-)


  10. Love your "Color Purple" cottage tour!! :) The home with the orange door makes me smile - it definitely looks like a happy home!

    Thanks for the tour!


  11. Love all these cute old houses you show - I want one!!!

  12. Fun houses...older homes, especially, can wear color with so much style!
    Thanks for the visit to my place!!

  13. Oh my niece would love these! Her favorite color is purple!!

  14. What a wonderful blog it wishes from


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