Once thought of as strictly feminine, violet now shines as a gender neutral color!
For years, the color purple has been strongly associated with femininity, but no more. Benjamin Moore’s Tempest AF-590, a gorgeous gray based violet, turns that color gender notion on its head.
Because violet is more heavy-handed with blue colorant than red, the saccharine sweetness a pinker version of purple may have conjured up is lost. Tempest also incorporates a fair amount of black colorant into the mix muting it to a very malleable shade for anyone to work with.
What colors would I combine with Tempest? For those whose upper color limits are reached with violet, try marrying it with a soft green such as Texas Sage 1503. If you enjoy color and want a less expected option, try mixing it with my favorite green based gold, Mustard Seed 222. And, if color is your passion and your motto is “more is better” take a look at Firenze AF-225, a gorgeous pumpkin.
Anyway you look at it, Benjamin Moore’s Tempest is a very usable, and beautiful, violet that warrants a place in your home. If only, on a piece of furniture!