Written by Hugh Metcalf

6 reasons to fall in love with lilac interiors

Shades of lilac and lavender are having a renaissance in our homes – take a look at how they have become one of the biggest interior trends this year. 

living room set with lilac colour palette inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Carpetright

Lilac isn’t a colour that’s reared its head in interior trends for some time – once the colour of every teenage girls room, it seemed to have fallen out of favour in recent years. 

However, for 2020, lilac is back in a big way. Attaching itself to the bandwagon of playful pastel colours that have been on the cutting edge of contemporary trends for a few years, interiors enthusiasts are flocking back to the hue for creative home looks that stand out from the crowd. 

Take a look at these inspiring interior schemes, all pushing the purple agenda. 

A hit of colour 

Lilac kitchen from martin moore - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Martin Moore kitchens 

As we return to a bolder, brighter approach to our home interiors, lilac offers a colourful touch that’s a little out of the ordinary. This Martin Moore kitchens teams softer lilac with a darker aubergine shade, bridging the gap between the room’s neutral elements and this statement Aga and tiled backsplash. 

Lilac is the new pink 

lilac sofa in bright botanical living room - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: DFS 

It’s okay to still love pink interiors, but as this point, it’s something you’ll have seen a lot of. Why not take your scheme in a slightly different direction with a near-pink lilac shade? This Joules x DFS Millbrook sofa is the perfect shade with which to experiment. 

An easy update

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Blogger extraordinaire Lisa Dawson has given her kitchen a quick update with a fresh coat of lilac paint. If you thought this light purple shade can be a little twee, think again. 

Near neutral

lilac and purple kitchen cabinets - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Annie Sloan 

Pick a near-grey lilac for something almost neutral, but with a little more energy. This kitchen scheme painted in Annie Sloan also uses a custom-mixed deep purple colour for the cabinetry. 

A colourful base 

colourful bedroom with lilac walls - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Rachael Haven Handmade

If you’re a colour-lover, lilac doesn’t need to be the boldest or brightest hue in your scheme. We love how Rachael Haven has created this vibrant scheme, tying together lilac, coral and yellow in an unexpected, but magical colour palette. 

Modern country style 

kitchen with purple cabinets - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Masterclass Kitchens 

This kitchen perfectly demonstrates how lilac and lavender colours, or so-called Wisteria from Masterclass Kitchens, team brilliantly with wood tones for a sophisticated scheme. 

Playful shades

lilac living room styling - inspiration - goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Carpetright 

To stop the look of lilac feeling overly sweet, look for modern designs in curvaceous shapes. We love how bold this scheme from Carpetright is for going all-in on tonal purple shades, right down to the iSense Splendour Saxony carpet in Lilac

  

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