The survey of 2,000 British adults by retailer Littlewoods found that those with purple bedding or furniture had 3.49 "intimate encounters" per week. The least active color scheme in the survey was gray, averaging 1.8.
'For years I have been telling British homeowners, a beige bedroom makes for a beige sex life," Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, homes style expert for Littlewoods told the Daily Mail. "That's one thing I wouldn't want to wish on anyone."
The survey also found that those with silk sheets were the most sexually active, averaging 4.25 intimate encounters per week.
A 2011 survey of 26 countries found the U.S. and U.K. to be near the bottom in terms of both frequency of sexual activity and reported satisfaction with sexual activity. Greece, Brazil and Russia topped the survey, with Japan far behind the pack in both categories.
And while purple was on top of the Littlewoods survey, it was by no means the only color to rise above Britain's national average for sexual activity. Bedrooms decorated in red (3.18) sky blue (3.14) pink (3.02) and black (2.99) were also above average.
Joining gray near the bottom of the list were green (1.89) and beige (1.97).
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