Plum or purple pairs well with its opposite on the color wheel, which is green. The color can be complemented by yellowish or bluish greens, or contrasted with oranges such as citrus and burnt shades.
Plum is used as an accent color with clothing when paired with green accessories such as a plum blouse with dark green pants or a green headband. Plum bedroom colors are used as a complementary color palette when paired with darker and lighter pinks, such as plum bedroom walls paired with pink pillows or bed covers. Plum lipstick, blushes and eye shadow pairs well with darker eyes, dark hair, and darker clothing.