Ultra Violet Style – Living with the Pantone Color of The Year

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Prince, Cadburys’, Quality Street and the Pantone Colour of The Year for 2018 all share in this year’s hottest design trend.

Ultra Violet.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director President of the Pantone Color Institute puts it best; “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

Ultra Violet follows on from 2017’s life affirming shade, Greenery as this year’s Pantone Color of the Year. 

Ultra violet is a polarising shade among interior designers and as such, there are numerous schools of thought when it comes to its usage.

Ultra violet can be used as an accent to create striking and playful scenes that contrast beautifully with key features in the room. Ultra violet blankets, throws, cushions, pillows and vases can combine to create warm and comforting arrangements.

When used liberally, ultra violet can transform a room from its natural state into a deep and moody space, heightened by the imposing, rich and lavish themes that are so intrinsic to ultra violet. Using this deep purple for larger elements in the room like wallpapering, sofas or carpets are the easiest way to create this effect.

Let’s look a little more closely at how ultra violet can be used within the bedroom and living room, with help from our expert design stylists.

Purple Furniture Ideas for Bedrooms

Deep, rich ultra violet can give bedrooms the essence of luxury but be aware that too deep a purple will create a dark and brooding environment. As such, darker shades are usually best reserved for studies where it can lend to the creativity and reflection that such a room requires. If that’s the effect you are after, then adorn walls, throw quilts, pattern duvets and lay carpets with 2018’s Pantone Colour of the Year for impressive results.

Alternatively, lighter or muted violets can play with greens, cool blues and soft pinks to create charming, welcoming sleep arrangements. Blend ultra violet with other chic trends like marble side tables, designer clocks and headboards to create spaces that can breathe life into the day ahead.

Living Rooms Go Purple

Similar to the bedroom, a liberal use of ultra violet in the living room can create a stylish and imposing environment, ideal for entertaining guests or ending romantic evenings. Deep ultra violet sofas, lamps, rugs and cushions can be used as accents or lead shades in the living room to give the effect of regal opulence.

Warmer tones in the living room can be used for ethereal results. Pantone’s pick for colour of the year should be applauded for its incredible versatility in an age where we begin to look to the stars. Purple ceiling lights or accented cornicing offer motifs of inspiration for autumn days and winter nights.

As the home of affordable designer furniture, we couldn’t be happier with 2018’s Pantone Colour of the Year and can’t wait to experiment with more purple furniture ideas that embrace this versatile shade.

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