Pantone Colour of The Year 2018 – Ultra Violet
Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 is vibrant and bold and through careful and considered design, ultra violet can be a colour that will bring energy and freshness to your interior scheme in 2018.
Purple works particularly well in kitchens, as we have seen on some of our own projects. Whether through tile or splashback colour, soft furniture and furnishings or appliances, it will always create a focal point for the room.
Purple is a colour that blends well with soft, neutral tones. Here we injected violet into this room through a glass splashback behind the hob and by pairing it with a taupe/grey cabinetry, toned down this bright shade. Blending it with elegant fabrics, such as this floral blind, also softened the space.
Mixing ultra violet with metallics will bring out the warmth of the shade, especially the brassy gold tones we are seeing across kitchen brassware recently. However even the silver sheen on the wallpaper above and the brushed chrome appliances create a dramatic and glamorous pairing.
For more of a subtle nod to the tone, think about adding in some dining chairs in a violet hue or alternatively, for a real feature, add in coloured appliances such as a Smeg fridge or an Aga in heather or aubergine as shown above.
Ultra Violet can initially seem bold but purple has always been present in interiors in varying shades and tones and serves as an elegant backdrop for any interior scheme. Its versatility means it can be tailored to your design style, whether it’s modern or traditional, enriching your kitchen colour palette. Once again Pantone has chosen a fantastic colour to take us through 2018.