Incorporating the 2018 Pantone ‘Colour of the Year’ into your décor
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love the 2018 Pantone colour of the year, how about you?
Every year the ridiculously talented colour specialists at Pantone release their ‘colour of the year’, and this year it’s a mystical, yet cool shade of purple.
The colour gurus at Pantone describe it as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful shade”. It embraces mindfulness and spirituality, and we think it takes us back to Prince’s Purple Rain!
Ultra Violet is definitely a showstopper; it’s a hue that can transform any room. But how do you stay on trend and incorporate Pantone 18-3838 into the décor of your holiday house, hotel/motel, resort or Airbnb?
At first glance the colour seems a little confronting, a little too out there, but it’s easier than you think to add it to your colour scheme. Think of it as an accent, a pop of colour, a splash of energy that will brighten up any room.
Proving how versatile Ultra Violet is, Pantone have designed 8 colour palettes, to help you incorporate it into your interior. This little bit of inspo will help you put together the perfect combination of shades and hues to compliment your existing décor.
In this collection of palettes we’ve fallen in love with Intrigue, described by Pantone as ‘invoking a sense of mystery, a palette of nature’s blues and greens, combined with the unconventional Ultra Violet and a silver and Pale Gold metallic, exudes a quiet strength’.
The Attitude palette is also very striking, full of energy and enthusiasm for brights and colours that demand attention.
How do you style with Ultra Violet? Try a lampshade paired with a cushion on your daybed, or try incorporating it into your kitchen in the guise of a decorative vase, matched with a fabulous piece of artwork on the wall. Or start small and add a pot plant with a bright Ultra Violet pot.
You can pair Ultra Violet with bright yellow and silver cushions, or bright yellow flowers, or why not showcase it against clean and crisp white sheets. The possibilities are endless!
Still looking for inspiration? Picture the iconic Jacaranda flowers, wild lavender, mystical Mandala or shades from the galaxy above.
It’s bright and bold, but we think this year’s Pantone colour of the year is pretty special. If you’ve incorporated Ultra Violet into your rooms we’d love to see it, send us a photo!