Pantone recently released their Colour of the Year for 2018 and it’s all about Violet - Ultra Violet.

Every year, US-based colour authority Pantone identifies a key hue that will tinge the next twelve months. In 2017, the colour tone was Greenery, which was all about refreshing and revitalising shades of green - symbolic of new beginnings. Pantone’s colour choice for 2018 - which is set to influence interior design in the coming year, is dramatic and provocative of thoughtful and visionary thinking.

Pantone describes the colour as ‘complex and contemplative’ eluding to ‘the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead.’

Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Colour Institute, said: “The Pantone colour of the year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.”

While Pantone’s Colour of the Year may not be for everyone, we can appreciate its connection to pop-culture and its ability to provoke 'imagination and inventiveness.' If this colour is for you, we are certain there will be some fantastic wallpapers, materials and furniture coming to market this year with strong ultra violet influences.

Whether you love this colour or not, the use of bold colours in your home can truly transform a room, and take it to a completely new level. From painting a feature wall to introducing the colour in pops through accessories, your options are endless.

There are many ways in which you can introduce colour into the home. Here are just a couple of simple - yet effective options:
  • Soft furnishings- adding throws and colourful pillows to a neutral couch or armchair
  • Purchase bright and statement flowers, or alternatively use foliage propped in bold, patterned vases.
  • Coloured and textured lamps and lampshades
  • Coloured rug add beautiful mood and texture to a room
  • Paint- whether you paint a wall a bold colour or get creative and paint furniture- like bookshelves or chest of draws.

For more home styling inspiration head to the Inspiration section on our webstie. There you can find interor ideas via our Gallery or head to our Lookbook for detailed styling tips and tricks.