Right now, purple is a huge color trend in fashion, weddings and home decor. In the past, purple made its trends with lighter shades in lavenders and pastels and in rich jewel tones. While I still love jewel tones, a dusty, mauve-like purple is the most happening, especially when contrasted by some of the richer shades of purple. A soft and dusty purple can be quite be sophisticated and elegant. For a more funky and fun vibe, be sure to pop in some contrasting brighter colors.