Known as the color of royalty, purple is one of the most refined and noble of colors. Darker tones and shades inspires awe and a richness that is not associated with any other color. Lighter tones and shades of purple tend to be playful and cheery. Since it is not associated with any particular gender, it is a great color for a child’s room or nursery. It is also a great color for rooms where you spend a considerable amount of time.