Purple Love: 10 Painted Kitchens That Get It On with Eggplant

Purple Love: 10 Painted Kitchens That Get It On with Eggplant

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Faith Durand
Jul 15, 2016
Dark Purple Kitchen
(Image credit: Blakes London)

This month we're on a mission to seduce you with eggplant, and we've taken a broad mandate to introduce you to the purple guy in all shapes and forms — including, well, just the purple part. Eggplants come in the most beautiful stripes and hues, which is one of their pleasures. Why not extend some eggplant love to your kitchen? Seems bold, yes — a little daring, but these 10 kitchens show how eggplant-inspired paint can work oh so well.

10 Ways to Bring Eggplant into the Kitchen with Paint

(Image credit: Blakes London)

The Dramatic Modern Wall

This color is, appropriately enough, named after the Hindi word for eggplant, and its dark drama is so lush and modern in this contemporary kitchen.

A Framing for Traditional Cabinets

Another look for the amazing Brinjal, framing in creamy traditional-style cabinets with a dark Bordeaux border. This keeps the eggplant color more of a background player, and not too overwhelming.

(Image credit: Mercedes Corbell Design)

The Cheery Window Wall

This kitchen shows the brighter side of eggplant, with color drawn from the lilac stripes on Japanese or miniature eggplants. As a frame for a bright window, it really glows.

(Image credit: John Lum Architecture)

The Complementary Corner

Eggplant doesn't have to take over your whole life (or kitchen). This very chic and glamorous kitchen uses it in one corner to set off the truly lavish display of marble on the adjoining wall.

(Image credit: Red Design Studio)

The Barely Eggplant Cabinets

This neutral with violet undertones is a bare whisper of eggplant in the kitchen, and it complements the punchier purple moments, like tile or a tea kettle.

The Truly Purple Cabinet

This rather outrageous purple is the one colorful element in this sleek industrial-style kitchen. If violet is your love, then keeping everything else understated and sleek is a good way to indulge it.

(Image credit: Christopher Peters)

The Charmingly Lilac Island

Just one of many English kitchens that incorporate the shades of eggplant — what is it about English cooks that make them love this color? This wonderfully sophisticated purple from Farrow & Ball has enough black to keep it grown-up.

The Pleasingly Purple Cottage Island

Another example of how eggplant can be a boon to your island. Keep the rest of the kitchen muted and classic, and splash out the purple on one centerpiece.

(Image credit: Neena Corbin Kitchens)

A Vintage Modern Island in Lavender

One more island — this time in a lavender that complements the backsplash tile so beautifully. This is vintage-modern done right with the warmth and personal touch of a little Fairy Tale eggplant.

The Surprisingly Violet Floor

Here's one final idea for eggplant in the kitchen: underfoot! This cottage kitchen has a delightful checkerboard pattern of green and blue-violet.

Do you have eggplant in your kitchen? Do you embrace the purple love in your decor as well as on your plate? Tell us how!

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