The scent of lavender is incredibly soothing, and so is its color. This delicate bluish purple makes an outstanding color for just about any room in your home. And depending on the colors you pair with it, lavender can help you create a swirling pastel dreamscape, an ultra-modern, high-contrast palette, or anything in between!
What Colors Go With Lavender?
Here’s a list of colors that go with lavender, including color palette examples.
1. Mint Green and Lavender
Hex Codes: #99edc3, #c2aff0, #373737
This gentle combination is a great one for a nursery, but it also will work anywhere you want a soothing palette. These two colors are reminiscent of the lavender plant itself: the purple is like the flower and the green is like the leaf.
One of the best ways to use this combination is to paint the walls pale mint green, sprinkling lavender accents throughout the room. Like most pastel palettes, this one tends to look better if there’s a darker color that grounds it. Black often looks too harsh. Instead, try deep espresso brown. In a living room, espresso brown is easy to incorporate. Just include dark brown leather furniture!
2. Bronze and Lavender
Hex Codes: #c5832b, #ccc9e7, #60463b
Metallic shades are always fun to incorporate. And if you’re going for a palette with a vintage vibe, bronze accents are a smart selection. For a quirky bedroom, go with a lavender bedspread flanked by a couple of bronze floor lamps. This setup goes well with matte-finished charcoal walls. The overall color balance is a cool one, so it’s perfect for creating a relaxing space.
For an unusual yet memorable living room, choose wallpaper patterned in lavender and white. Include beige or tan couches and chairs and then add bronze lamps, wall hangings, or photo frames. If you’d rather include bronze in a subtler way, just include wooden furniture with bronze hardware.
3. Black and Lavender
Hex Codes: #000000, #a799b7, #613f75
Some people like the look of black against various shades of purple. Others find the combination too harsh, even garish. But small touches of black in a lavender color scheme can stand out in a good way. For example, if you have lavender-colored walls, black-framed mirrors, pictures, or posters will fit in well.
These aren’t the only ways to integrate black. Black and white tiled flooring is also a nice complement to lavender. If you have a mostly-white bathroom with a black and white tiled floor, lavender bathroom rugs, towels, and/or curtains (if your bathroom has a window) will add just a touch of softness. In a dining room, combine lavender walls, a wooden table, and black chairs for a palette that beautifully balances light and dark.
4. Tangerine Orange and Lavender
Hex Codes: #f28500, #dddbf1, #383f51
Are you hoping to design an ultra-modern, distinctive space? If so, choose the striking combination of tangerine orange and lavender. It might sound odd, but bear with us. The lavender/orange mix works best when tangerine is incorporated as an accent rather than a main color. One effective way to use this combination is to first paint the walls of a space a very washed-out shade of lavender. Paint the ceiling lavender as well if you’re going for an extra-enveloping look.
Then add a tangerine orange chair as a statement piece. If the single chair looks too unbalanced, try adding in a second one.
5. Gray-Brown and Lavender
Hex Codes: #7f7053, #cfcfea, #e0479e
Shades of gray-brown and greige (a versatile combination of gray and beige) are helpful jacks of all trades when it comes to design. You may see these shades used for wood finishes, leather or cloth furniture, rugs, and even walls.
One way to use gray-brown is to furnish a space with gray-brown couches and chairs. Then you can choose to incorporate lavender as a wall color, an accent color, or even both. Lavender accent pillows and lampshades are both great choices. If you find these additions to be a little plain next to gray-brown, choose accents with lavender and white patterning. If you prefer statement rugs, a woven lavender and white rug is a nice touch, too.
6. Cool White and Lavender
Hex Codes: #f4fdff, #a288e3, #38023b
White and lavender make one of the more common lavender combinations on the list, and this combination is also one of the most versatile. It looks especially distinctive in a kitchen. If your kitchen has white cabinets, paint the walls lavender. Include black and white tiled flooring: the black will add a grounding influence that prevents the look from becoming overly light. White or pale gray marble countertops look good with this color scheme.
Since white, black, and gray are all neutrals, you can add another accent color if you wish. Sage green is a good choice; it’s about the color of a lavender plant, and its earthiness (not to mention the fact that it’s quite trendy!) will help you complete the look.
7. Copper and Lavender
Hex Codes: #b87333, #b0a3d4, #7d80da
When it comes to metallics, copper might not be as popular as gold or silver. However, copper accessories can add a touch of distinction to a room. The kitchen is a great example. If your kitchen already has a lot of copper cookware, complete the copper portion of your palette by adding a row of hanging copper lamps.
Then it’s time to add lavender. Lavender’s cool hue helps bring out copper’s warmth. Depending on the amount of lavender you want to use, you can include lavender cabinets or walls. If you’d prefer just the barest touch of lavender, add lavender dish towels and other smaller accessories. Remember that you can always add more later if you decide the palette is too out of balance.
8. Turquoise and Lavender
Hex Codes: #30d5c8, #e7e6f7, #e3d0d8
This playful combination is ideal for a child’s bedroom or playroom. Since children’s rooms are often more colorful, all-turquoise walls (or walls patterned with turquoise and white) might actually work well. Lavender and white quilts, curtains, and rugs will look nice.
In a child’s bedroom decorated this way, you can choose between turquoise and lavender bedspreads. Whichever one you choose, add the other color as an accent. For example, if you go with turquoise bedspreads to match the walls, include lavender accent pillows to tie the look together. If you’re looking for another color to add to this combination, white is a good choice. Children’s rooms, especially baby rooms, often look good with white furniture.
9. Lemon Yellow and Lavender
Hex Codes: #fef250, #b4a0e5, #1b4965
Yellow and purple are complementary colors, so this combination is perfect if you want a dynamic palette with a lot of contrast. Be cautious when using these two colors, as too much yellow (especially a bright, saturated shade like lemon) can become overwhelming.
If you like yellow but just want to include a little bit of it, choose yellow-patterned accessories. For example, if you have a room with pale lavender walls, consider adding a rug with a yellow and white pattern. You don’t have to include large stretches of either color to use this combination successfully, though. Try a mostly-yellow wall hanging above a mantle with a small vase of lavender flowers resting on top!
10. Electric Purple and Lavender
Hex Codes: #bf00ff, #e3d7ff, #563440
When you think of a monochromatic space with lavender, you might imagine a soothing room with varying shades of bluish purple. There’s nothing wrong with this type of palette, but if you would prefer your all-purple room with a little more energy, electric purple makes a nice addition to lavender.
If the space you’re designing has lavender-painted walls, an electric purple statement chair or wall hanging might add enough brighter purple. But if you want your electric purple really bright, see if you can find a purple neon sign!
11. Warm White and Lavender
Hex Codes: #fdf4dc, #beb8eb, #5941a9
Most people who choose to combine lavender and white seem to gravitate toward cool white. If you want your space to have a vintage vibe, choose warm white instead. Warm white is also the perfect neutral for delicate, Provence-style decor. It makes a great wall color, especially when you’re planning to use lavender furniture in the rest of the room.
For something a bit different, try using warm white and lavender to decorate a bathroom. Using lavender tiles on the walls will make the space especially distinctive. When you add a fluffy warm white bathroom rug and towels, you’ll add just a touch of warmth: perfect for balancing the palette.
12. Cool Beige and Lavender
Hex Codes: #d8bcab, #8c7aa9, #38302e
Lavender is right at home next to a range of neutrals, particularly cooler ones. Beige is a versatile neutral you often see used as a wall color. If you choose to use it this way, it makes a great backdrop for a lavender-colored wall hanging! For a different take on this combination, include a picture or mural of an actual field of lavender.
You might choose to include a wall hanging as the only burst of color in a room that is otherwise neutral. However, you have other options as well. You could add a lavender rug to match the wall hanging, or add more lavender to the palette with lavender furniture. If lavender furniture seems too light, you can always choose a slightly darker shade of purple. As long as it has bluish undertones like lavender does, it should fit in perfectly!
13. Pastel Pink and Lavender
Hex Codes: #ffd1dc, #e3e9fa, #b3b3b3
Lavender seems to go quite well with a range of pastels. Pastel pink looks right at home next to it. This is a combination that’s great for a young girl’s room, but it’s suitable for any space where you need a light, delicate palette. If you have a living room that’s made up of several shades of lavender, try adding a piece of wall art that prominently features soft pink.
When using these colors, you can choose to use a very dilute version of one for a wall color and then use the other as an accent. For instance, in a living room with white couches, you could add pale pink walls. Lavender curtains, accent pillows, or even a rug will fit in beautifully. Alternatively, you can incorporate both colors in a pattern. If your living room is made up almost entirely of neutrals, a pink and lavender patterned rug adds a burst of welcome color.
14. Leaf Green and Lavender
Hex Codes: #306433, #cbc5ea, #eaeaea
For a nature-inspired combination, try combining shades of leaf-like green with lavender! One fun way to do this is by using actual houseplants. Whether it’s a single potted ficus tree or several smaller plants, plants will make your space feel fresh and alive.
If you don’t have a green thumb, there are still ways to include leafy green! Try leaf-printed wallpaper, or include paintings or photographs that prominently feature green foliage. Touches like this will go beautifully with just about anything lavender: curtains, couches, etc.
15. Bright Red and Lavender
Hex Codes: #ee4b2b, #bbb6df, #eef4d4
The pairing of bright red and lavender certainly isn’t for everyone. But lavender has a tempering effect on red, as it seems to mute it slightly. If you overdo the amount of bright red, you run the risk of making your space look like a Valentine’s Day card. But get the balance right, and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind space.
This somewhat romantic combination will be right at home in a bedroom. If you like extravagant furniture, add a bed with a prominent, red upholstered headboard. Combine it with lavender walls and a lavender bedding set. Add a couple of red accent pillows and include a few red accents throughout the room. Lampshades and red and white patterned ottomans are both good ideas.
16. Mauve and Lavender
Hex Codes: #e0b0ff, #cdc5fc, #cfbade
Mauve is a slightly dusty color that looks a little pinkish and a little purplish. Either way, it’s a great match for lavender.
It’s a good choice if you’re going for a palette that is monochromatic but still has some variety. And if a mostly-purple color scheme is starting to seem just a little too cool, touches of mauve will warm it up just enough.
17. Wood Tones and Lavender
Hex Codes: #6f432a, #e2e4f6, #defffc
Most types of wooden furniture have neutral finishes. In most cases, wooden furniture will match almost any color scheme. However, the exact finish you choose will impact the mood of the room tremendously.
For instance, if you’re decorating a nursery or a child’s playroom, very pale finishes will impart a light, childlike innocence. Weathered, silvery finishes will give your space a wintery hue. Medium finishes are usually warm neutrals, so they can balance out overly cool shades of lavender. And darker wood finishes will give a room a dignified, grounded energy.
18. Mustard Yellow and Lavender
Hex Codes: #ffdb58, #dcd6f7, #424874
If you like the general idea of lemon yellow and lavender but find this combination a bit too loud, mustard yellow might be more your speed. This vintage-inspired shade has gained popularity in recent years. It’s slightly muted, so it will add some brightness to a space without becoming overwhelming.
In particular, mustard yellow couches seem to be enjoying a bit of a revival. They most often appear in velvet or leather. The warmth of a mustard couch is balanced out by lavender walls. However, this combination also seems to work well if you reverse the colors. Mustard isn’t exceedingly common as a color for walls. However, it will make a space seem warm and inviting. If you aren’t completely sold on the idea of mustard-colored walls, you could try adding a statement wall. This look will complement lavender furniture, rugs, curtains, and more.
19. Pale Gray and Lavender
Hex Codes: #d3d3d3, #bcbce8, #a38c8c
Lavender, especially in softer shades, looks great next to softer shades of gray. Both colors are cool and quiet, making them perfect for shaping a relaxing space. In particular, the combination of lavender and pale gray is an excellent one for a bedroom. Choose a pale lavender bedspread in a room with gray walls.
With this look, a white headboard and a set of white lamps make good accessories. Include two dark brown or black bedside tables to make sure the look stays grounded. This quiet palette will also do well with patterned wallpaper. Soothing patterns with tree branches, feathers, and even abstract designs are all great choices.
20. Lime Green and Lavender
Hex Codes: #32cd32, #cdc7e5, #7776bc
For a high-energy, high-contrast palette, lime green and lavender work beautifully together. As with any bright color, use caution. Lime does best when used sparsely, as even small amounts of it stand out.
If you want to make the look of lime green a bit less strong, consider using it in patterns with white. If you have a room with lavender-hued furniture, walls, or both, add curtains patterned with lime and white. The lime will pop against the lavender, but there isn’t so much of it that it takes center stage.
21. Gold and Lavender
Hex Codes: #d4af37, #eeeeff, #0f0326
Since it’s named for a flower, lavender is often paired with earth tones and other muted shades. But if you want to work it into a color scheme with a little more opulence, lavender also pairs well with gold. Too much gold will look gaudy, so start with a few touches. If your living room has a lavender couch, include a gold table lamp or floor lamp next to it. Gold-legged coffee tables are also a great choice.
Solid gold is a wonderful choice, but in some cases, you might want something that seems a little bit lighter. Sheer gold curtains made with shimmering fabric will look beautiful in a room with lavender furniture, especially in a room with white walls.
22. Sky Blue and Lavender
Hex Codes: #87ceeb, #c5cafa, #b6a9c2
Lavender is often paired with neutrals or other soft shades. But if you want to include an extra-bright shade that’s still found in nature, choose sky blue! This color pops against lavender. It also works well when used in patterns with lavender and white. On a lavender bedspread, try including sky-blue pillows or accent blankets. You can even include sky-blue wall hangings if you need even more brightness.
You can also incorporate relatively small amounts of both sky blue and lavender if you want to add life to a room that is mostly neutral. If you have a space that is already mostly white, try including a white rug with irregular spots or patches of lavender and sky blue. It will make the room a little more visually interesting, and it also makes a great conversation piece!
23. Tan and Lavender
Hex Codes: #d2b48c, #e3dfff, #3d3a4b
Tan is generally a warmer neutral, so if you like lavender but would prefer a color scheme that isn’t overly cool, try this one! While this palette helps you mix warm and cool colors, it also offers a fantastic opportunity for mixing textures. For instance, jute rugs and seagrass rugs are various shades of tan, and their woven textures add real interest to a room. If you want to create a light-hued, open dining room, include a wooden table, jute or seagrass rugs, and pale lavender walls. Add a white table runner if you need to lighten the palette a little more.
As a natural shade, tan is also a wonderful color for leather furniture. Tan couches and chairs will look especially cozy with lavender pillows and rugs. Or if you’re going for a beachy look, take a room with a lot of lavender and add tan-colored wicker furniture.
24. Silver and Lavender
Hex Codes: #c0c0c0, #d5d5eb, #b57070
Gold tends to offer a striking contrast when you pair it with cooler colors. But if you want to keep your palette cooler overall, silver might be the more appropriate metallic. It will work well as a single accent piece or when used for several smaller accents throughout a room.
Say you have a living room with lavender rugs, pale lavender walls, and white furniture. A silver coffee table, ottoman, or pouf will add an unexpected touch that sets your living room apart from the rest. If you prefer smaller accents, you can add lamps, vases, bowls, photo frames, or even elaborate wall sculptures. There’s really no wrong way to integrate silver, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
25. Peach and Lavender
Hex Codes: #ffcda2, #c3c3e6, #592941
For a color scheme that is both modern and high-contrast, pair peach and lavender. Lavender goes well with shades of pink, and it also goes with orange. If you’re looking for something more vibrant than soft pink and more subdued than orange, peach is a perfect choice. This combination tends to look best when used with mid-century modern furniture and decor, but you can use it for other styles as well.
One of the most striking and effective ways to harness the power of peach and lavender is to use a peach couch in front of a lavender wall. This is a great place to play around with texture, too. Try a matte-finished wall and a plush, inviting peach couch.
26. Cream and Lavender
Hex Codes: #fffdd0, #c2bbf0, #14110f
Lavender is a shade that’s both soft and lovely, so it’s no wonder it goes so well with cream! Cream is a little warmer than warm white, so it also helps balance out lavender’s coolness.
This combination is one that does well in layered, Scandinavian-style decorating schemes. You can use a lighter gradient ranging from white to cream, or go with a darker gradient going from cream to warm beige. You can choose to include a few different shades of lavender or just one. If you use this palette in a room with wooden furniture, very pale finishes look best.
27. Navy Blue and Lavender
Hex Codes: #000080, #dcd6f7, #a6b1e1
Blue and lavender are both cool colors, but navy is dark enough that it can help ground a lavender-heavy color scheme. If you’re looking for a high-contrast and eclectic palette, include navy blue walls behind lavender couches or bedspreads. Or for a look that’s a little more traditional, use navy furniture in front of soft lavender walls.
Navy also works as a nice accent color in monochromatic or almost-monochromatic lavender color schemes. Lavender pillows and rugs help lighten up navy blue living room furniture. You can also try largely-white wall hangings in navy blue frames. Navy blue, especially darker shades, works a lot like a neutral. That makes it a lot more forgiving when it comes to integrating it into your color scheme!
Colors That Go With Lavender
Lavender is a color that you can use in creative ways to construct classic and innovative palettes alike. It can be a lot of fun to experiment with combinations, so take your time and dream up a palette that really fits your space!