It’s an interior design moment we wait impatiently, the communication of Pantone Colour of the Year.
This year, Pantone followed up on 2017’s Greenery by selecting a hue that is as unexpected as unique: Ultra Violet. It’s a shade of purple that epitomises the vastness of the galaxy, the power of spirituality and creative expression in all its forms.
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BUT WHAT ARE THE INSPIRATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S COLOUR?
The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, states that purple has rich, transcendent associations: ”It’s often associated with mindfulness practices, so it has that spiritual or mystical quality that’s attached — a little bit of magic that’s inferred in the colour.”
HOW CAN YOU INCORPORATE THIS COLOUR IN YOUR HOME?
Choices are endless! It’s an audacious colour, perfect to attract the attention and make things stand out. But keep in mind, though, that too much of this colour could be overwhelming. An accent wall is a great way to incorporate this bold colour without distracting from other design elements in the room. If you’re not ready yet to commit to a wall colour, add just a hint of violet to your decoration to get the effect without going overboard. Ultra violet can look great as a statement piece in a neutral room. It also works when combined with other dark colours and rich textures such as velvet and fun fur. You can also mix it with metallic accents to get an elegant effect.