Pantone of the Year: How to add Ultra Violet to your home interiors

10th May 2018

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 is Ultra Violet 18-3838. This stunning purple “suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and where we are now.” The beautiful blue-based purple is a symbol of “artistic brilliance”, “spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world and push boundaries through creative outlets.”

When creating your mood board, we appreciate violet may not be the first colour to spring to mind, however, there are a number of subtle (and not so subtle) ways of adding this vibrant colour to your home interiors. Here are our top tips for introducing this mystical, energising colour to your home…

Be Bold

With a huge choice of tones and patterns, tiles are a fantastic way of adding new colours to a room. Go bold and tile an entire bathroom wall in one block of colour and for a dramatic effect we recommend using bright white grout to really make the violet pop. For those wishing for a slightly more understated look, why not choose black and white tiles with a touch of violet – check out our Pinterest board for more tiling inspiration.

Use Soft Furnishings

We love how soft furnishings can transform the feeling and atmosphere of a room. You can create a warm and relaxing ambience by incorporating dark violet chairs and sofas to your décor. These pieces of furniture, when teamed with lighter purple cushions, rugs and accessories will create a cosy and intimate room ideal for relaxing in after a hard day at work.

Go back to Nature

If we are ever stuck for inspiration, we love to walk around a park or garden. The colours and textures of the plants and wildlife always have us feeling inspired and we are sure you will too! This time of year, gardens are full of charming violet flora. Head to your local florist and fill your home with lavender, verbena, iris, alliums, hydrangea, sweet peas and tulips – their sweet fragrance and alluring colours are an elegant way of introducing violet  to your interiors. Top Tip: use silk flowers to keep this look all year round!

Mindfulness and Meditation

Experts often associate violet with soothing and peaceful environments ideal for anyone practicing mindfulness or meditation – anyone else thinking violet might just be the perfect choice for our bedrooms? Swap your bed linen and / or curtains and blinds for violet hues to create the perfect setting for a restful night’s sleep.

Colour, Colour, Colour

Violet tones can prove tricky when putting together a complimentary colour palette. For softer interior design, we think  grey and white look superb together. For the braver amongst you, be confident and pair violet with burnt orange and metallic – it’s a decision you won’t regret!

So there you have it! Hopefully, now you have read our top tips, you will have discovered this stunning ultra violet pantone is more versatile than you may have thought. Head over to our Pinterest page for more interior inspiration.

Source: Pantone

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