Purple, not fifty shades of grey in the bedroom
You might think grey is the new blue at the moment as author EL James’s racy novels take the world by storm and ‘fifty shades of’ enters the sexual lexicon.
But research by online retailer Littlewoods.com has revealed that in reality (rather than fantasy) purple is the leading turn on for couples when in their bedrooms, if interior decoration is anything to go by.
In a saucy piece of research the company asked 2,000 adults how many times they had sex a week and the dominant colour in their bedroom. Those enjoying the most regular love making have purple bedrooms (3.49 times a week on average) followed by red (3.18), sky blue (3.14), pink (3.02) and black (2.99).
And to hammer the point home, so to speak, interior design Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen has chipped in to point out that he’s “for years been telling British homeowners that a beige bedroom makes for a beige sex life”.
But do British homeowners really go for purple in a big way? Here are six of the best purple bedrooms for sale at the moment. If they take your fancy and a viewing follows, do tell them where you saw it for sale – you know, that purple property website.