I really like rich, saturated and luscious color, and I wasn’t disappointed at Fall 2011’s High Point Market. Colours this year are vibrant and bright. Among my favorite colours is purple, leaning toward the plummy tones. I hope you love purple too, because like it or not, here it comes! If purple just isn’t for you, check out these photographs I shot at High Point this fall to determine which colours are sexy and how to combine them.

If you’re interested in some of the furniture, then click the manufacturer links in each caption to search for retailers around you, or check with your beloved interior designer.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

This was one of the very color-saturated screens I saw in the market: rich blossom grasscloth wall covering, paired with citron chairs and a little turquoise thrown in for good measure. Lillian August showroom at Hickory White.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

I adored this purple, upholstered couch with orange, white and black! When using lots of color, using a healthy dose of white and/or black gives the room some definition — somewhat like punctuation. Additionally at Lillian August showroom at Hickory White.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

Pantone’s color of this year for 2011 is honeysuckle, and it’s used to remarkable effect with black, white and silver in this showroom vignette. These gorgeous pieces were found at Dorya.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

Turquoise was Pantone’s color of this year for 2010, and it’s still going strong. Located at Dorya.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

Orange is very popular now. I especially like it in this powerful persimmon shade together with soft turquoise.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

Gray is favored as a neutral in colors ranging from soft, silvery grays to profound charcoals. Pair it with sun yellow and you have a fresh, up-to-date look. From Vanguard.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

Purple was everywhere and on everything! This magnificent chandelier out of Cyan comes in pink or crimson, but purple is now their very best seller.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

A modern wingback chair from Selva is sumptuous in deep purple cut velvet. This upholstery fabric would work just too on a very traditional piece.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

Warming up to purple, but do not need anything very bright? You might like a more muted colour like this soft, brown purple. It appears particularly sophisticated with gray and silver. From Oly.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

If you are timid about color, then utilizing a strong black and white motif will make it possible for you to add a hit of color in as little or large a dose as you feel comfortable with. A patterned rug, persimmon pillows and a couple of accessories pack lots of color-power into this vignette. Lillian August showroom at Hickory White.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

If glowing orange is too much, you can tone it down into a soft color and blend it with beige and brown for a very warm atmosphere. At Vanguard.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

I could not resist showing you this fairly seat from Taylor King upholstered in a crisp citron color.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR

If you enjoyed the first room with its raspberry walls and citron chairs, but you just can not bring yourself to go the complete Monty with all of this color, then this fairly lamp might be just right for you. Notice how the pink liner reflects on the citron base creating a beautiful blend of the two colours. From The Natural Light.

Are you using one of these colours in your home?

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