Using Pantone Color of 2018 “Ultra Violet” In Home Decor
When Pantone Colour Institute announced “Ultra Violet” as the Colour of the Year for 2018, it seemed a natural choice for the fashion and beauty industry. This bold, forward-thinking hue represents a tectonic shift away from the softer pastels that previously dominated the two domains.
The home decor segment, on the other hand, is also abuzz with Ultra Violet. Be it for a traditional or a modern-chic setting, Ultra Violet is known for a spiritual, magnetic quality that conveniently elevates the glam quotient of any living space.
From sprucing up the furniture with cushions to placing a stunning artwork on the bedroom wall to re-doing the kitchen cabinets – all in Ultra Violet – there are plenty of ways to incorporate this stunning shade.
1) Beautify the walls
The best way to instill the luxe effect of Ultra Violet is to create a focal point in the room. And what better way than decorating the wall for that? Go for an Ultra Violet accent wall if you want a brighter, more spacious-looking space.
Pick out a wallpaper or decal of your choice for added sophistication. You can also decorate the ceiling of your room with a fancy wall decal in Ultra Violet. A fan of artworks? Hang a neutral painting, preferably in white, on the purple soaked wall for the “wow” factor.
2) Pep up the living room
Give your living room an inviting appeal with pops of this versatile colour. Purchase purple sofa chairs or a couch in this upbeat and perky colour. To maintain an aesthetic balance in the room, keep the rest of the decor low-key – in complementing colours like pink, yellow, teal and orange – so that the room doesn’t look garish.
Another way to decorate the space is by only sprinkling decorative such as vases, rugs and cushions in Ultra Violet while the furniture is in beige or white. This Scandinavian-inspired corner of the house is the perfect example:
Recreate the atmosphere of richness with intricately designed or patterned purple curtains. Even though the colour can be overbearing, it does create a dramatic ambiance. Just make sure rest of the decor isn’t too jarring to the eye.
3) Prettify the kitchen
The kitchen is the perfect place to play around with Ultra Violet because of its nurturing and gratifying appeal. The center island counter, cabinets or cupboards and even appliances in this striking colour can completely transform the look of the cooking space.
4) Indulge in fine dining
When it comes to the dining room, you don’t have to take major design steps to integrate this colour. A simple lighting fixture, an accent wall or silk curtains in this attractive shade can create a magical, peaceful corner in your house.
Alternatively, create a royal charm on the dining table. You could opt for a rich purple tablecloth or a runner to accentuate neutral coloured dinnerware. With a little dash of golden cutlery, you’re all set to make them feel like royalty. While it is not the most conventional choice, Ultra Violet does create an elite design statement on the table.
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5) Glam up the bedroom
Ultraviolet, if paired with golden yellow, turquoise blue or fiery red can do wonders to a bedroom space in the form of cushions, bed linen and curtains. Since Ultra Violet is a dark shade, it doesn’t get dirty – or at least start looking dirty easily – unlike other colours such as white and beige.
Just see how gorgeous this bedroom looks. Right now, we are crushing on how these colours come together to create a luxurious bedroom space in the photo below:
This is one of the major benefits of using this colour in the most lived-in areas of the house. Agree?
6) Prep up the bathroom
Too much of Ultra Violet in any corner of the house is a decor disaster for sure. However, if you take the smart route and play with this colour in the bathroom through tiles or an accent wall, then pick the right kind of light fixtures. The right kind of lighting will reduce the brassiness of Ultra Violet.
7) Let the outdoors sparkle
Use Ultra Violet in minimum proportions outdoors. Cushions or light fixtures will easily up the glam quotient of your outdoor space, and prove to be a visual delight.
If you want to take your decor game a notch higher, paint the main door of your house in Ultra Violet.
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Over to you
It is easy to fall in love with Ultra Violet but that doesn’t mean it is everyone’s cup of tea. But if you want to go with what’s trending and refresh your home interiors with Ultra Violet, then these tips will help you.
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