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No cash for a full-on reno? Try these easy, affordable updates to refresh your space's form and elevate its function.

1. Purple reign 
The dye originally used to create this colour was hard to come by and expensive, which is why purple is associated with power, wealth and royalty. Even in a powder room, it can add an air of luxe—as shown here by walls in Brinjal No. 22 by Farrow & Ball. Hues of purple have been favoured in a number of 2017 colours of the year, including three of our favourites, so you can choose just the right "regal" for any room.

Shadow (2117-30), Benjamin Moore

Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5), PPG Paints

You Look Mauve-lous (SC 169-0), Beauti-Tone

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