Pantone has named Ultra Violet the 2018 Colour of the Year which means this deep and regal hue is highly on trend for the next 365 days in all areas of design from interiors to fashion and beauty and beyond. Ultra Violet can be decadent and rich or sleek and contemporary. Incorporating this bold and creative colour into your spaces for 2018 means saying goodbye to playing it safe. Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.
Lure of Luxury
If you want to enrich your space with a sense of majesty and power pair Ultra Violet with gold for a colour combination that will turn heads. Not only does this colour combination feel sophisticated it is also timelessly chic. Purple is often associated with calmness so when you contrast the subtly of this hue with the regality of a golden lustre you create harmony and balance.
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Add Ultra Violet Artistic Touches
If you want to use Ultra Violet to create a dramatic, contemporary space then be on the lookout for Ultra Violet art pieces that will tie your room together. Have fun picking out a piece of art with beautiful hues of purple. My favourite art gallery at the moment for contemporary art is Galerie de Bellefeuille which has locations in Toronto and Montreal, but a range of beautiful art pieces are only a click away on SaatchiArt.com.
Whether it is through an artistically woven rug, in the fabric of curtains or an upholstered furniture piece, Ultra Violet allows for details to truly shine in any space. If you have a creative sense of style embrace pieces that might have made you feel like a risk taker in the past. Purple is not an easy colour to design with so commit to objects that speak for themselves. The bolder the better! A fun way to mix antiques with contemporary trends is by purchasing an antique chair from a website such as 1stdibs.com and upholstering it with punchy, textured fabric.
Ultra Violet can have an incredibly whimsical and romantic feel when paired with the right accessories. The room pictured above demonstrates how Ultra Violet can deliver a sense of dainty splendour in the best way possible. If you want to crate a space that is dreamy try painting your walls a warm lavender hue and decorating with items that compliment your colourful walls. Benjamin Moore’s Ultra Violet 1372 has “an unmistakable quiet energy, striking a perfect balance between super-charged energy and quietly focused relaxation.” It also comes in a range of equally divine shades including Baby’s Mittens 1638, Luscious 1639 and Victorian Purple 1370.
Purple is a colour of sophistication and majesty, but it is also a colour of mystery. Let Ultra Violet be the secret to a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere by pulling pale purple blankets and pillows into your space. Not only is this room cozy and on trend it is also inviting and welcoming.
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Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year is bold and fashion forward. Ultra Violet is for creative tastemakers who are unafraid of giving their spaces a wow factor.