I spotted this purple-centric photo in the portfolio of designer Anne Coyle, and I realized how rare the color is in interiors. Purple, as I see it, is not a color that you just use or end up with unintentionally. It's like cilantro: you either love it or you don't. Neutral colors, blues, and greens are more common. My mother is a purple fanatic — purple dining room, purple golf balls, countless purple cashmere sweaters — so, although I'm not a purple person, I never realized how unusual it is in interiors. How about you?