Hi, naydeen1 and welcome to Decorating and Home Improvement! We are happy to meet you and hope to follow you and your progress in your new home.
Congratulations, by the way, on your purchase. Your pictures look like you got a really, really nice space there and I can see why you'd want to tone down the purple just a little. However, if you like purple and want to keep a little of it, have you considered trying a lighter shade --- a just barely purple/almost white on the non-focus walls and leaving the darker purple as is otherwise? Sort of like this one: http://www.colorcombos.com/color-schemes/14/ColorCombo14.html
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Thanks for the detailed reply! I had fun checking out all the links you posted and it did give me a bit of inspiration.
The previous owners must have been very into purple! WOW!
I think you have the right idea --- go neutral, and with brown furniture, I'd tend toward the beige or taupe colors, but very pale, since your wooden pieces are dark (by the way, it's OK to mix woods --- any color of wood goes with any other and that kind of brown remains neutral!).
Since your furniture is brown, use your accent colors to liven up the palette --- you could throw in some deep purple and use your red (as those two go together0, or you could go pastel and use a lilac, yellows, spring greens or blues --- or you could go pewter/ greyer purple/lavender, and a greyer blue with red as well --- As you spread these accents around (throw pillows, throws, lamps, vases,