Shades of purple are not often associated with the sea and coastal decor but we do find them in shells, coral, even urchins, and they pop up in tropical schemes. Purple is a beautiful color, so I hope you enjoy this selection of purple rooms and inspirations from the sea!
This purple room is inspired by a sea urchin collection that's been mounted in a large frame.
I've never found any urchins and was wondering if the colors were real. Lynda who featured this home on her blog Seaside Style thinks that they may be. In fact, she has found several purple urchins washed upon shore! Lucky her!
Pam of I Love Shelling picked up this gorgeous Sea Whip on Sanibel, FL. Take this as an inspiration for a purple room!
Designer Amanda Nisbet is behind this purple infused porch. She may or may not have taken the inspiration from the coral that you can see mounted in the box frame. Or the Hydrangeas?
Adirondack Chairs on the porch of this Caribbean Island Home are painted purple to match the surrounding Agapanthus Lilies.
The color purple can be very vibrant and a dash of yellow suits it well.
A fun artistic Purple Octopus Shower Curtain by Sophia Buddenhagen.
This Fish Scale Inspired Lamp, featured on Design Sponge, is an example of what you can do with a simple paper globe pendant lamp. Quite stunning! Browse all DIY Lamps here on Completely Coastal.
Beautiful Scallop Shells Attached to a Pot.
A pop of purple again with a scallop shell under a lovely cloche, featured on Decorating with Seashells. And the color continues within an ocean painting, via Mod Vintage Life.
Another space designed by Amanda Nisbet, featured in Coastal Living. A barnacle cluster picks up the various hues, from lavender to dark deep purple.
A master bedroom bathed in strokes of deep warm purple, inspired by tropical fabrics and artwork of sea life. Featured on Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.
I love the deep shades of purplish blue in mussels shells! See DIY Grapevine Wreaths and my mussels shells that I used as color inspiration for the Glidden Palette Generator Tool.
And perhaps you recall, the purple shades of the shell were used as room inspiration in the Coastal Living Idea House 2010.
"Purple is a color that has always been associated with royalty. Deep hues are considered regal, signaling richness and luxury, while lighter shades are feminine and soothing."