Check it out…just pick up a magazine and start counting the pages overflowing in all shades of violet, lavender, lilac, and plum. This is the beginning of a trend that will lead us BACK to mauve…yup, your old friend mauve! Purple this time will have a new twist when paired with varying shades of yellow, the color wheel compliment to purple. Where will you see the purple trend? Everywhere from clothing and home textiles to wall coverings, paint and even in the plants in your garden. To make lavender livable, remember that as the darkest color in the spectrum, it will absorb light rather than reflect it as yellow does. If you are going to paint with it, start by trying a soft and light color, or stick to accents like pillows, vases, a table cloth, or even a lamp. For an eco-friendly and earthy feel pair purple with a brown tone like sand or bamboo to tone it down. For glamour, mix it in big doses and multiple layers of intensity with gray and metallic silver. For example, paint the ceiling a deep purple, the walls a soft lavender, use brown on the floor and silver metallic accessories. Wow! !