Don't shrink away from violet hues — with the right balance, they can be a room's strongest asset. Purple is a tricky color to work with. As a Houzz user recently lamented, it's not easy to incorporate this hue into a space. Like pink, purple can easily cross the line into superfeminine with one wrong pillow or over-the-top paint. But using this bold hue is just a matter of balance. The right accessories, accent colors and applications can make this vibrant shade express the right tone for your home. For the full story and images, head over to Houzz.