Have you heard of melodramatic purple? Buzz began percolating about the color—an ever-so-slightly moody grayish-purple—in August 2017, when Lorde walked the red carpet dressed in a feathered lilac confection. New York's The Cut announced the hue to to be the color of spring 2018. It "reads as girly and almost lovely," wrote Emilia Petrarca. "It's both sad and happy at the same time." Given the fact that Lorde had recently released her newest sad/happy album, Melodrama, the site thought it was only fitting to name the color "melodramatic purple."
Purple is typically a divisive color—you either love it or hate it—but the muted quality of melodramatic purple makes it read more like a neutral, causing less of an emotional upheaval. That's probably why it's popping up on smaller items like vases or mugs but also on major purchases like bed linens and chairs. Speaking of, here is some of the melodramatic purple home decor stuff we can't help but be into: