It’s springtime in the Pacific Northwest which means the weather changes daily between bright and sunny and sudden downpour. It also means the hills are covered with every possible shade of green, leaves are popping and LILACS ARE IN BLOOM!
The older I get, the more obsessed I become with flowers. They’re all my favorite. But lilacs. Oh my. They rank way up at the top.
I love their droopy shape, their bright green leaves, their varying shades of purple (especially the dark ones up there!) and of course, their heavenly scent. I just want to sit and smell the flowers all day long.
My love for lilacs got me thinking about the color purple. Do I like it? Do I not? It’s not a common color in home design or fashion and usually reserved for sweet little girls.
When I posted this picture of our bedroom on instagram, someone asked where our plum quilt was from. It’s actually gray (from Target) but it got me thinking: purple is actually a really pretty color. Maybe not all shades – at least in this neutral-loving girl’s mind – but muted or deep or dusty or pale, these are all pretty hues.
If you’d like to add a little bit of purple into your life, here is a round-up of products with lilac-hued inspiration:
What do you think of the color purple?