Neutral tones are giving way to bolder, more vibrant hues, which take their cue from 2018 Pantone’s Color of The Year, Ultra Violet, a vivid shade of purple. Pantone describes this as a dramatically provocative and thoughtful color that yields the power to look to the future and ‘lights the way to what is yet to come.’ Pantone believes Ultra Violet symbolizes unconventionality and artistic brilliance. So, what better color to inject individuality and life into your interior than this inspirational shade of purple?
A Sensory Six design incorporates a sense of color, texture, lighting and art that will delight all your senses. This year’s choice of Ultra Violet is meant to elevate awareness, unlock potential and stimulate creative expression. These qualities make the blue-ish purple an excellent addition to a well-loved space.
When used in interiors, this powerful shade can bring inspiration and create a spiritual connection. It can be used either as an accent in soft furnishings or for a more powerful and intense effect on walls and furniture. Ultra Violet can be paired with other jewel tones or used as an eye-catching accent to a paler scheme. Either way, Ultra Violet will bring a sense of wonder and intrigue into a space.
Ultra Violet as an Accent Color
Since Ultra Violet is such a rich color; it will work fabulously as an accent. You can use it on cushions, throws, ceramics, wall art and tableware. Or, combine it with the popular trend of bringing the outdoors inside and add some purple flowers to your room scheme; iris, sweet peas and alliums would all work brilliantly.
Ultra Violet as a Statement Color
According to Pantone, “Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking.” It is a bold color for the brave, for those willing to be different, for those who can take a risk and stand by it. Use it well and you are guaranteed to achieve stunning results and that one in a million look. Incorporating Ultra Violet with lots of white will allow it to make its own strong statement, rather than undermine its energy by adding other colors. Lastly, you can add different materials and textures to build interest and strengthen its individuality.
Ultra Violet in Layering
Ultra Violet is the perfect color for adding a bit of rock and roll to an interior. Think plush velvets married with dark interiors and pops of gold metal ware. It’s a great color for layering in various textiles whether knitted or pile fabrics or those with sheen such as raw silk. It’s also the perfect shade to update dark walls in shades such as Farrow & Balls Down Pipe or Railings.
Pantone’s Ultra Violet purple is finally having its day in the spotlight. This year and on, we will continue to embrace color in our clients’ interiors. In this case, the most natural way to incorporate Ultra Violet into your space is by either including it as a pop color or adopting it as inspiration for a full-color palette.
Are you interested in going bold? And/or want to give a whole room an ultra-makeover? Here at Sensory Six, we will work with you to translate your vision into reality through a thorough assessment process that focuses on your needs and tastes. Give us a call at (518) 306-1099 to set up a time to meet. We would love to bring some creativity and color into your home!