Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 – Ultra Violet
Pantone announced its highly anticipated Colour Of The Year 2018 and it is not for the faint hearted. Super bold, super bright and dramatic.
It is certainly going to inject some colour and style into your home. Here are Luci Living Design’s tips on the best way to use Ultra Violet in your interior schemes.
Ultra Violet is certainly a strong, rich, vibrant colour; think inky night skies, glorious evening frocks and bold purple flowers. It will work as a beautiful accent colour, so throw in some cushions, use it on throws, ceramics, wall art as well as décor.
It is very Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and we are not sure a whole room of it would hit the mark for most but perfect those who love a bit of glamour. Think plush sumptuous velvets, rich gold or shiny silvers, silks and metallic embroidery. Little Greene do a perfect paint called Purpleheart if
According to Pantone, ‘Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking.’ They go on to say it is a bold colour for the brave, for those willing to be different, for those who can take a risk and stand by it. Use it well and rest assured, you’ll achieve stunning results and that one in a million look. Use Ultra Violet with lots of white to allow it to make its own strong statement, rather than undermine its energy by adding other colours. Add different materials and textures to build interest and strengthen its individuality.
Ultra Violet can be worked with other rich dazzling jewel tones in reds, emerald, gold bringing a drama and a more traditional feel to your home interior but probably its best when used as an accent, against more neutral palette.
For a more contemporary feel try mixing in lighter shades of purple, stark white or ivory to help to soften it and make the purple colour pop.
Pull in purple in stunning glassware or by recovering an antique piece of furniture as an accent or use as a wall colour with stand-out furnishings such as a gold gilt chair set in front. Add florals, fresh flowers, artwork with the colour in, vintage gilt pieces and a velvet covered accent chair.
Go enjoy some drama.