The standardised colour matching system, Pantone, unveiled ultra violet as the 2018 Colour of the Year. Described as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade”, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet speaks of originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

Ultra Violet is an expression of non-conformity, symbolising experimentation that goes beyond the ordinary. This is just as true in interior home styling. Incorporating this enigmatic purple into your home will add life and individuality.

Ultra Violet is best used as an accent against the backdrop of paler colour schemes. This can be applied to furniture like plush velvet sofas and statement chairs, giving off a pop of colour on dark or neutral interiors.

Some interior designers consider it a unifier for spaces blending colour and patterns borne out of the 2017 maximalism trend. The ultra violet shade acts as a bridge to tie multiple hues together. Consider a living room with patterned rug and floral wallpaper that feels at odds with each other. Bringing in a piece of furniture in ultra violet shade can give continuity to an otherwise disjointed space.

For those who don’t want to play safe and would rather unleash their adventurous souls, trying this intense purple shade on an accent wall can draw the eyes. It works well in powder rooms and dining rooms. Featuring an ultra violet wall is a sure way to highlight the nuances of architectural features like vaulted ceilings and walls. It can also serve as a gorgeous backdrop for a bed and headboard.

Any way you want to integrate Pantone’s Colour for 2018, you’ll be sure to find styles that will act as a dramatic statement and complement your home interior.

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