Dusty, understated, feminine. There are a lot of things to love about mauve. Why is it spelt "mauve" and not "muave" given the pronunciation? The world will never know.
Because it is a muted tone, mauve is one of those colors that you can add into a room without it being too overpowering. I've seen it used in small and large scales, and find that it is neutral enough to work. Check out all the mauveleous color pop inspiration.