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.
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.
This is a grown-up purple perfect for a mature splash of color. Medallion curtain from Urban Outfitters.
Crushed Velvet is a grown-up shade of pink. I love the contrast with black. Concentric rug from Urban Outfitters.
Lastly, a bold look with tropical flair, this color is not for the faint of heart. Magical Thinking curtain from Urban Outfitters.
I hope you find as much inspiration from everyday nature as I do.