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Colour trend: Lilac décor ideas

Lilac hasn’t popped up in interior trends for some time, but it’s back in a big way. The pretty pastel is the perfect shade for the spring-summer season. These lilac decor ideas will show you how to get that lavender haze in your home…

Go all-out dopamine decor

As you might expect from the name, YesColours isn’t afraid to experiment! This Fresh Lilac and Cool White-striped staircase, paired with Fresh Peach and Fresh Aqua walls, creates such a joyful look. Dopamine décor is a big trend for 2023, so if you’re contemplating something brighter and more playful for your home this year, go for it!

lilac paint by YesColours

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Pair lilac and white

Some say that the feature wall is over. But we don’t agree. This alcove paint in lilac adds a hint of Provence-chic to this dining room, paired with some lilac crockery from Habitat, alongside some pops of the palest apple green.

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Austin oak dining table, £500; Hermione bouclé dining chairs, £109 each; brushstroke table runner, £12.50; matte mushroom & lilac cereal bowls, £2 each; dinner plates, £2 each; marshmallow mugs in lime & lilac, £5 each; all from Habitat

Miami South Beach, baby

Pairing a classic striped wallpaper with pastel shades creates a full on Miami South Beach vibe. This Froyo purple-stripe wallpaper by Bobbi Beck (£79) is part of their Ice Cream Stripes Collection, designed in collaboration with @paintthetownpastel.

Bobbi Beck lilac stripe wallpaper

Bobbi Beck Froyo wallpaper

Add a lilac locker

This gorgeous lilac Lowdown locker by Mustard Made (£280) adds a pop of pastel to your home. The adjustable shelf and handy hooks mean you can store everything from books and board games to garden accessories. It’s also lockable from the outside so you can keep your precious bits and bobs out of the wrong hands!

Lilac locker unit with plants in background -

Lowdown locker by Mustard Made

Lilac lights

Add an extra glow to your home with this Bertie lilac pendant light from Glow Lighting (£195). The lilac shade isn’t overpowering but adds a lovely pop of colour to a neutral room. We think it’s perfect for utility rooms, hallways and pantry spaces.

Small purple pendant light hanging from ceiling with houseplant in background

Bertie lilac glass pendant from Glow Lighting

Lilac kitchen

A lilac kitchen is a bit of a commitment, but Copenhagen-based interior designer Nadia Olive Schnack makes it work beautifully in her home. She keeps the floor and ceiling neutral while going all-over lilac on the cabinets and walls. And it’s not the only lilac kitchen decor scheme she’s done – take a look at her portfolio, here.


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Lilac as the new neutral?

Pick a near-grey lilac for something almost neutral, but with a little more energy. This utility area painted in Antoinette Wall Paint by Annie Sloan also uses a custom-mixed deep purple colour for the cabinetry.

aubergine kitchen with lighter walls and darker cabinets

Antoinette Wall Paint by Annie Sloan