It’s that time of year again where the interior design world goes straight to Pantone to see the colour of the year. A trend that us designers use to inspire and keep your homes on trend and exciting. This year we are looking at Ultra Violet.

Pantone say this colour represents “counterculture flair, a grab for originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking”. This colour is creative, daring and enigmatic. A colour that may seem overwhelming can create a bold, modern yet regal look. Pared with jewel colours and lush velvets and silks create a luxurious glamourous look. A colour associated with rebel icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Prince and David Bowie, this colour is both feminine and masculine. But with also a new upcoming royal wedding to inspire us we see a regal sophisticated side to this colour too, lending itself to be surprisingly versatile.

Ultra Violet lends itself to be accompanied with other dark colours and works best as statement pieces of furniture, or a statement wall. Despite its bright colour ultra violet would work well in all kinds of room, from modern minimalism to a cosy traditional cottage.

“I see this as very much an optimistic colour, an empowering colour,” Pantone Vice Present Laurie Pressman states, “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

This colour represents us moving on in the further, and a future full of experimentation and pushing of boundaries; so why not do that in your home too. Here at Louise Jackson Interiors we have put together some images of rooms that have inspired us and put together a collection of fabrics and wallpapers from our showroom to show how to make Ultra Violet a look in your home.

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