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Ways to Design With Purple

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We’d like to congratulate purple—or rather its more showy cousin, orchid—for regaining the spotlight after Pantone’s 2014 color of the year announcement. When it comes to designing with purple, the key is to proceed with caution. Here are 10 ways, Dwell style.

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