There’s no denying it: winter’s here. Time to hunker down inside as much as possible (unless you’re the winter sports type). A time that inspires us to think in darker colors to suit the long nights and cold days. Don’t worry, though – winter colors are dark, but they don’t have to be dreary. The perfect example: aubergine, also known as eggplant.
Aubergine is a deep, glamorous shade of purple reminiscent of – obviously – an eggplant’s skin. You may think that purple is a little girl’s color, but aubergine is anything but – it’s purple, all grown up.
Like a natural eggplant, aubergine refers to a large variety of shades ranging from almost black to a plum-like hue.
Because of its depth, aubergine is a shade that is generally found in small doses throughout the home, as an accent rather than a main color. It pairs beautifully with neutrals, especially white and gray to lighten it up. If you’re daring, however, and want to mix it up with bright colors, choose yellow or green and tread carefully.