Violet, or purple, can be a rich, dramatic choice. It’s often associated with luxury. For others, it’s an indication of creativity. Lighter versions of violet–such as lilac and lavender–can provide the same calming effect in bedrooms as blue.Red
Red, the boldest, brightest color statement, fills a room with energy. Rich and elegant, red can actually increase blood pressure and heighten the senses. For that reason alone, it’s often perfect for a dining room.Orange
Though a difficult color to live with in its purest form, orange is the source of many workable hues in a decorating scheme. Tangerine, salmon, peach, and coral are all popular variations of the color. As its placement between the two on the color wheel would suggest, shades of orange can fill a room with both the energy of a red room and the cheerfulness of a yellow.