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Ultra Violet: Pantone Colour of 2018 and how to make it work in your home

Ultra Violet: Pantone Colour of 2018 and how to make it work in your home

Welcome to 2018! January is already in full swing and I hope you agree with me that we all are in the mood for an exciting yet peaceful year.

What better way to start this off with the Pantone Colour of the year 2018 Ultra VioletInventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come in 2018.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple PANTONE’s Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The colour is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energises the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

As individuals around the world become more fascinated with colour and realise its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use colour to inspire and influence. And that is exactly what we doing at Eva Sonaike! Our new collection, that will launch next month features one of our beautiful designs in a rich purple. Have a look below at a sneak preview.

And I love purple, especially dark eggplant in interior design, as it is such a warm and elegant colour! As it is very dark and rich you have to consider different elements, such as lighting, texture and complementing colours in order for it to work.

Look at lighting in the room, whether it is natural light coming through windows, doors or artificial light created by chandeliers, table lamps or spotlights. The room has to be well lit otherwise it will look too dark and small.

Choose textures that are not too heavy and overpowering, otherwise, the room will look too heavy and stiff.

Use furniture and accessories in warm, but light colours. You can upholster chairs in a light shade such a soft yellow or taupe or use light or colourful rugs and cushions to bring more energy to the room.

So let's be mindful in 2018 and enjoy Ultra Violet to the max!

And if you would like to add more colour to your home, but are unsure how to, download our free COLOUR GUIDE full of tips & techniques to help you introduce colour to your home with style and confidence.


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