Used in accessories such as cushions and tableware the colour certainly becomes an intriguing design element.
Rooms designed in all kinds of purple hues and shades make a strong statement although sometimes a bit less would be better - not?
(images are from following websites:
cocomale.com, modern-interior-decoration.blogspot.com, harmonyandhome.blogspot.com, julianinterior.com, homeinteriordesigndecoration.blogspot.com, thebusinessofcolor.blogspot.com,homedit.com, homes-interior.com, shinedesign.blog124.fc2.com, homeinfurniture.com,chictip.com, patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com, trend-dir.com, decorati0n.com, arhzine.com,besthousedesign.com, blogcatalog.com, best-interior-design-home.blogspot.com)
Although I do not use the colour purple very much in my art work you still can find a couple of purple splotches in my paintings. I think it is time to create some more...