The Power of Purple: How To Bring 2018’s Colour of the Year Into Your Home

The Power of Purple: How To Bring 2018’s Colour of the Year Into Your Home

 Each color, even in its most unusual tone, is responsible for creating a special mood. Let’s bring this color of the year into your home’s interior.

When Pantone reveals its annual ‘colour of the year’ prediction, the design world sits up and takes note. Every December for the past 18 years, the Pantone Color Institute has forecast the shade it believes will be favoured across fashion, interiors and design over the next 12 months. And, each year, however unlikely it might seem, that prediction tends to come true.

(C) Amara

(C) Amara

Earlier this month, Pantone announced that its colour for 2018 was Ultra Violet, otherwise known as Pantone 18-3838 – a rich, blue-toned purple that it describes as “a spiritual, cosmic hue” and “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful shade”.

So far, it has divided opinion – and it can certainly be a tricky tone to get right in terms of interior design. But, whatever you think of it, you are likely to see a lot more of it in the coming months. Previous predictions have included 2016’s Rose Quartz, which quickly morphed into millennial pink and continues to dominate homeware collections, and this year’s Greenery, which has similarly taken root. So how did Pantone’s colour experts come to the conclusion that Ultra Violet sums up the cultural mood of 2018, and what makes it right for now?

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