Pantone recently announced its colour for the year 2018 as Ultraviolet. Following a zesty yellow-green shade, Ultraviolet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level is a color that provokes inventiveness and imagination. Mixing blue and red, two shades that are seemingly opposed, to create something entirely new, it is one of the most complex colours. “Complex and contemplative, 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”, Pantone stated. This dramatical and provocative shade of purple communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
The elected colour of 2018 has made a significant pop cultural impact since this year. Prince’s Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded was posthumously released, with suitably ultraviolet album artwork from the iconic musician whose artistic image was intrinsically linked to the colour purple. Then, in September during Milan Fashion Week, Gucci’s spring 2018 collection was not only presented under an ultraviolet strobe light, but a number of the 106 looks were head-to-toe ultraviolet, from a purple jumpsuit and shimmering ruffled gown to velvet trousers worn with a snake-adorned jacket.
In honor of the announcement, we have selected some of our favorite ultraviolet inspired home décors.
Start with the chairs
Jazz up your walls
Hang up the curtains
Pick a pillow
Add accents to your bathroom