Purple Office Ideas

Purple office ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a purple office and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Untitled designed by Maria Palantino
UntitledDesigned by Maria Palantino
floral bath brand photo designed by eyeswoon interior therapy
floral bath brand photoDesigned by eyeswoon interior therapy
Art Board designed by Kate Seymour
Art BoardDesigned by Kate Seymour
Favorite Paints Used designed by Madison Swenton
Favorite Paints UsedDesigned by Madison Swenton
Bold Art designed by Bailey Rankin
Bold ArtDesigned by Bailey Rankin
6 7 open office designed by Bre Vandenberg
6 7 open officeDesigned by Bre Vandenberg
Ally Office designed by Ally Paul
Ally OfficeDesigned by Ally Paul
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Melissa Anderson
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Melissa Anderson
Office designed by Margherita Carpinteri
OfficeDesigned by Margherita Carpinteri
Reception designed by Alethia Vitale
ReceptionDesigned by Alethia Vitale
Lobby Installations designed by Kristen Chanda
Lobby InstallationsDesigned by Kristen Chanda
Painted Wall designed by Hayley Andreesen
Painted WallDesigned by Hayley Andreesen
Walk-in View designed by Shanae Newman
Walk-in ViewDesigned by Shanae Newman
laundry  work space designed by Joanie Steil
laundry  work spaceDesigned by Joanie Steil
CMAC vision board designed by Jenn Emerling
CMAC vision boardDesigned by Jenn Emerling
Competitor Inspiration designed by Kira Violet
Competitor InspirationDesigned by Kira Violet
Scorpio Vibes designed by Amanda Friemel
Scorpio VibesDesigned by Amanda Friemel
Monochrove in Purple designed by Kira Violet
Monochrove in PurpleDesigned by Kira Violet
Flower Dye designed by Brittany Yoder
Flower DyeDesigned by Brittany Yoder
Untitled (copy) designed by katlynn erickson
Untitled (copy)Designed by katlynn erickson
Untitled designed by Holley Shearburn
UntitledDesigned by Holley Shearburn
Untitled designed by Nakayla Pinkston
UntitledDesigned by Nakayla Pinkston
Office designed by Lisa Brennan
OfficeDesigned by Lisa Brennan
Ceiling Ideas designed by Heather Aoun
Ceiling IdeasDesigned by Heather Aoun

Design tips for decorating a purple style office

Here’s how to achieve the purple aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a purple office?

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated office space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every office needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the office and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the office. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best office design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

How do you decorate with purple?

Decorating with purple can bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to a office. Purple is historically known as a regal color (since purple dye was the most expensive color dye to make way back when). Today, it is still commonly associated with luxury and also creativity.

Purple can adapt to various spaces depending on its shade. Soft lavenders and lilacs bring a fresh, airy feel to living spaces and bathrooms or can instill a sense of calm and serenity in bedrooms or quiet corners meant for relaxation. Darker shades of purple, like plum or aubergine, can make dining areas or libraries feel more intimate and luxurious.

The perception of purple can change significantly under different lighting conditions. Natural light tends to bring out the vibrancy in purple, especially lighter shades, making them appear more luminous. In artificial lighting, the richness of darker purples can be enhanced, adding a cozy, enveloping feel to a room.

To allow purple to shine without overwhelming, pair it with neutral tones. Grays, beiges, and soft whites complement purple beautifully, providing a muted backdrop for purple to pop. For a vibrant and eye-catching palette, pair purple with its complementary color, yellow, creating a dynamic contrast. For a more dramatic effect, consider deep charcoals or ruby reds to heighten the intensity and richness of darker purples. Analogous colors like blues and reds create a more harmonious and cohesive look.

Use patterns and textures to introduce purple in a more nuanced way. Floral patterns, geometric prints, or textured fabrics like velvet or silk in purple can lend a tactile and visual richness to your office, making it more engaging and layered.

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