Pantone declares Ultra Violet the colour of choice in 2018

Pantone has done it again!

This year, the colour experts at Pantone have hand-picked a complex, celestial hue that calls to mind the vastness of the galaxy, the power of spirituality, and creative expression in all: Ultra Violet.

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute.”

When it comes to creating a stylish and sophisticated look while bringing in an uplifting joy, few shades work as well as the iconic purple. Whether you blanket a whole room with it, or just use it as an accent, an infusion of this regal colour into your home seems an absolute must. Here are 3 ways to use Ultra Violet in your interior décor: 

1. Use it as an accent colour
Ultra Violet can be a very dominating colour, demanding attention with every shade it is paired with. However, it is in the small details where it really shines. To breathe life into an otherwise dull and borderline bland setting, use violet in little touches within your décor:  cushions, curtains, lamps, objects.

Ultra Violet Accents

2. Soften it with other colours

3. By working with other shades in the same colour family – lilac, blush, mauve, blue, etc. – you can soften the boldness of purple significantly for a more feminine look.  Not only do purples mesh together marvellously, but because it has both warm and cool temperatures that are inherent in it, purple has more versatility than people might think it has.  Try pairing it with soft yellows, coppery oranges or 2017’s colour of the year, Greenery.

Soften Ultra Violet

4. Go all out
Dark and romantic, purple begs for a full-on embrace of other supersaturated dark colours and rich fabrics. Think leather, velvet, and dark-coloured woods for a regal look fit for kings. With golds or other metallics, Ultra Violet becomes luxurious and dazzling, really bringing out the majesty in a room. Looking for more ways to bring purple into your life?

Ultra Violet

For all the accessories and accents you need to add the charm of regency to any room, visit our fabulously on-trend new showroom in Kramerville, Sandton. For more information on our full-service décor and design services, or to schedule a private consultation, call us on 011 262 5225. Visit our website at to view some of our products, or send an email to

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