There are certain tidbits from school that I’ll never forget. One of them is that purple is not a real name of a color. My teacher said that Crayola created the name and we should refer to the color between red and blue as violet. Do you refer to the color as purple or violet? It is a color of royalty and represents independence with creativity. Almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer violet (purple!) to all other colors. That’s a great statistic because that’s what I want to paint my daughters’ room. Wait, my older daughter only wants pink… oh well. I guess we’re in the 25 percent. I’ll definitely use the color for the accents in the room. Violet is the perfect color if you want to relax or calm overactivity but at the same time, it is energizing from sadness. Do you find the color inspiring? Would you paint a room, other than a bedroom, with a vibrant violet or a soothing lavender? Which room below is your favorite? I love the top photo especially because of the very large floorlamp… and the soothing shade color! It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.