The new year brings with it new design trends to inspire your home decor. Pantone announced its selection for the 2018 Colour of the Year as “Ultra Violet,” a bold blue-based purple shade. Evoking “mindfulness, spirituality, and creativity”, this eye-catching hue can work wonders in the home. Read on for SkyHomes’ tips on how to use Pantone’s 2018 “It” colour, for an on-trend and oh so sumptuous space.
2018’s ‘It’ Colour
The colour purple is often associated with peace and mindfulness, giving a soothing escape from today’s over-stimulated world. A dramatic purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet “exudes originality and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”. Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come, making it the perfect hue for a renewing and refreshing home design.
Embrace a Moody Theme
Dark and romantic, and with an exotic feel, purple begs for a full-on embrace of other supersaturated dark colours. Think deep blues, greens and jewel tones. Velvet, and dark-colored woods or metallics are not only bang-on trend but make the perfect pairing for a moody purple room. Reflective textures will am-pup the look, such as glowing bronze and warm copper, and some rich tone flowers, deep greenery and decor pieces.
Use it as Your Base Colour
Make a room lively by using purple as your focal point, like this wall drenched in Ultra Violet. As the main colour of this room’s palette, it is used as the primary paint colour, along with matching drapery and upholstery. This much purple certainly makes a statement, yet does not overwhelm. The trick? Light coloured wood flooring with a light-hued accent rug and crisp white door framework and wall baseboards brighten up the room.
Soften it With Other Hues
By working with other shades in the same color family such as lilac, blush, mauve, and blue, the boldness of Ultra Violet will soften and suddenly feel right at home. Lighter shades of purple are more soothing and gentle. Not so bold, lilac or soft lavender are pretty and feminine. The tone is light enough to give walls interest while remaining fairly neutral. Opt for a muted and calm mauve as your palette base, then accent with Ultra Violet and muted tones such as this translucent desk and white washed chairs with a hint of lavender finish.
Add it in as an Accent
Use purple accessories to brighten up and add depth to a neutral colour scheme. Whether you end up with a few sprigs of purple flowers in a piece of artwork, or larger accent pieces such as tufted arm chairs, the easiest way to start decorating with 2018’s colour is to take baby steps. When paired with a cream or white background, UltraViolet can make a room ever so rich and supremely sophisticated.
There is no doubt this bold hue will dictate home design trends in the year ahead. Ultra Violet is a distinctive colour that is surprisingly easy to experiment with, making your home on-trend and absolutely luxe in 2018.