I partnered with Amy Howard Home to share their Color of the Month. This is a new monthly subscription where Color of the Month subscribers will receive a new color every month exclusive to the club. This month’s Color of the Month is Majesty, and it is a gorgeous Aubergine color.
Majesty: A Gorgeous Aubergine Color
If you’re not familiar with One Step Paint, it is the easiest paint to use. It requires no sanding or priming, and I used Majesty One Step Paint on my bedroom nightstands and love the result! I also used One Step Paint on my laundry room cabinets, and they have held up so well.
Join me LIVE on Amy Howard Home’s Facebook page on October 22nd at 8pm EST where Amy Howard and I will talk about Majesty and the Color of the Month subscription!
I love to talk color theory, and I’m talking specifically about why the color of the month is so special while sharing several different accent colors to pair with October’s Color of the Month (Majesty). Read on to learn more!
Aubergine is a dark, brownish-purple hue resembling skin of eggplants. It’s the perfect fall color and is flattering both in home décor and in fashion. It has the warmth and energy of red and the calmness and coolness of blue – to create any purple color, a mix of red and blue are needed. Red, blue and yellow are primary colors, aka, the root colors of all the other colors that are created.
In color theory, these three colors (red, blue, and yellow) are the building blocks of the color wheel. The combination of these primary colors creates secondary colors. Mixing blue and yellow together creates green, mixing yellow and red creates orange and mixing blue and red creates purple. The simple mix then needs tone, tint and shade to build a more complex color like an aubergine color. The resulting mix is called a tertiary ( TER-she-err-ee ) color. Red and purple mixed together create a complex tertiary color that can be used with white or brown to create an eggplant hue.
What is Aubergine Color Like?
Because this color falls into the middle of the color spectrum, meaning it isn’t too warm or too cool, it makes a fabulously flattering color. The director of the Pantone Color Institute calls the tone “the perfect purple” because it is extremely versatile, almost like a black, a dark brown, or a navy. In ancient times, purple was associated with rank and royalty. In psychology it radiates confidence and self-esteem, so it’s a fantastic color all around. In design, aubergine looks very solid and luxurious which is why I love it. It can create a cozy and comfortable environment while being sophisticated.
White and Aubergine Color
White is by definition all colors combined, which might be exactly why it goes together so well with pretty much any color.
Aubergine and Cream
The slight touch of pink in this off-white color helps to create a relaxing balance to the vibrant, energetic vibe that comes with a purple color palette. The end result feels fresh without feeling overwhelming.
Aubergine and Greens
Aubergine is a color that goes particularly well with other colors with which it might be paired in nature. That is particularly true when it comes to green, which is one of the best colors to complement purple of all shades. The nature-inspired pairing is sure to create a sense of positive energy in any room.
Brown and Aubergine
Similarly, a deep brown looks perfect with aubergine, as it is reminiscent of an eggplant growing in fertile soil. This color pairs well with dark brown and the combination with natural textures such as wood and leather it creates a very masculine and sophisticated look.
Aubergine and Gray
Going along with the whole eggplant in nature theme, gray is a perfect shade to match an aubergine color scheme. The clean, earthy tones will create a warm, pleasant and sophisticated look.
Dark Blue and Aubergine
While aubergine is well suited to match many natural shades, blue can be difficult to pair with it since purples naturally have so much blue. However, rather than shying away from the blue, go with a nice deep shade that stands out even against the vivid shade of aubergine. The dynamic color scheme creates a vibrant feel in a room.
Aubergine and Purple
Purple on purple? Yes! Purple on purple creates a dramatic, vibrant look sure to catch the eye. If you like purple, consider layering aubergine with shades that have more white (lilac) or more red (plum) for a look that is sure to impress.
Black and Aubergine
Not everyone will feel comfortable with a space this dark in the home, but it does provide a warmth and mystery created by these dark colors.
Aubergine is the perfect color to add to any home – especially as we all gravitate towards deeper fall colors. To make it easy for you, I created three different Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint color combinations using Aubergine as the focal point.
Favorite Aubergine Color Combinations
As I mentioned earlier, Majestic is only available to Color of the Month subscribers. However, you can get a similar look with Amy Howard Home’s One Step Paint in Aubergine (although the paint color Aubergine is darker than Majestic). I’ve paired the Aubergine paint color with other beautiful One Step Paint Colors.
Aubergine, Lilacs a Bloomin’ and Orchid.
Aubergine, Lime Lime and Mai Dragon
Aubergine, Dunavant Green and Palmer Pink
Aubergine is the perfect fall color for any home and any style. Don’t forget to check out Amy Howard Home’s new Color of the Month subscription, so you can have the exclusive Majesty: a gorgeous Aubergine paint color. If you join, you’ll have video training with me talking all things color theory along with:
- 32oz can of the color of the month
- Free Shipping
- 10% off site-wide discount code
- Stir Stick
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