Light Purple is a noble color with baronial influences and was often used for portraits of religious figures or deities. In Domenico del Ghirlandaio’s portrait in the Sistine Chapel, St. Victor I is wearing a Light Purple robe to signify his ordained position and recognized wisdom.
How the color is made: Light Purple is created by mixing very Light Magenta and Dark Violet.
History: Historically, Light Purple was a color that was assigned to religious figures in the church. The color was however not as intense as the Deep Purples that kings and queens wore and was deemed fitting for men of the cloth.
Color in Action
In 2021 Selena Gomez donned a Light Purple wig in her collaboration video “999” with Camilo with mesmerizing results. Fans were obsessed with the Light Purple hues throughout the video and the playful sexy vibe that it enticed.
A Light Purple bedroom will feel plush and pretty. Upholster the headboard with Light Purple suede, hang sheer Lavender curtains, and dress the bed in crisp White linen for an instantly relaxed romantic look.
Colors that go with Light Purple
Match Light Purple with desaturated Light Lime green and desaturated Orange for a look that reminds one of the purple and gold lavender fields at the start of the Fall season.
Light Purple Color Palettes and Schemes
A color palette with Light Purple, Very Dark Violet, and Light Grayish Violet creates a sensual mood that feels tender and yet exciting, especially when used in a boudoir. Not surprisingly, Light Purple can also work wonderfully with Black and Metallic Gold to add luxury and sophistication to a design.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
A trellis pattern in Light Purple and White feels airy and open, while a wallpaper in a floral design with Light Green and Cream has a cottage-core vibe.