Color Study: Red Cabbage Purple


First things first – red cabbage is not red. It’s some shade of purple/pink/magenta. Last week I made a lovely vegetable broth and decided to throw in some “red” cabbage just for fun. My broth came out a rich shade of purple-pink. It was fabulous and so much more fun to sip than a regular bland colored broth.

And so I was inspired. Suddenly I wanted everything in purple. So I dug around and came up with a few purple paint color schemes in that I think would be great accent walls. Purple is such a nice mix of warm and cool, use to tone down a bright space or pep up a dark one.

But first, check out these glamour shots of my wonderful red cabbage. The pattern is just as striking as the color. What a beauty!


And this is the crazy magenta. It’s almost hard to believe this color comes straight from nature.


Purple Paint

Shades of red cabbage for an accent wall:


Saturated, but tasteful, I love this purple combined with green. So warm and earthy. Scalloped rug from Urban Outfitters.

Mulberry Purple Living Room

Grape Juice

This is a grown-up purple perfect for a mature splash of color. Medallion curtain from Urban Outfitters.

Grape Juice Purple Living Room

Crushed Velvet

Crushed Velvet is a grown-up shade of pink. I love the contrast with black. Concentric rug from Urban Outfitters.

Crushed Velvet Purple Living Room

Pre-Dawn Sky

Lastly, a bold look with tropical flair, this color is not for the faint of heart. Magical Thinking curtain from Urban Outfitters.

Pre-Dawn Sky Purple Living Room

I hope you find as much inspiration from everyday nature as I do.


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  1. Khagendra

    Nobody’s guessed it yet. (I’m not cuonting the comment of Anoymous so purple is still in the running).Since I didn’t say you can only guess once, it seems fair to let you guess as many times as you’d like. When I see the winning color posted, I’ll post a photo of a the opened eggs. Keep playing!

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