The mysterious allure of this composed and dignified hue lies in the sultry way it muddles the luxurious red and coy blue with rich licorice notes to create something reserved yet completely complex. With the ability to serve as both a savvy neutral and a bedazzling jewel tone, aubergine, like a fine wine, matures and ages a palette, granting a sense of depth and importance. Always beautiful conveyed in rich textures like plush velvet, mohair, or buttery leather, this regal shade of purple transcends tastes from neoclassical to lavishly layered bohemian and everything in between. Pair with onyx, chartreuse, cobalt, scarlet, moss, or duck egg to bring out its certain je ne sais quoi.
Photography by Trel Brock
Oliver Street Wilson Sconce / $805 / www.oliverstreetdesigns.com
Hokanson for Scott Group Studio Luzon Rug / to the trade / www.scottgroupstudio.com
Kelly Hoppen Kelly Occasional Chair in Deep Purple / $1,205 / www.rousehome.com