Pantone Colour of the Year
1st January 2018
Pantone® has announced their colour of the year for 2018 - PANTONE 18-3838 “Ultra Violet”. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple, this colour communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute says “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue- based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come”.
Interiors are often influenced by Pantone's predictions so look out for sumptuous bluey purple fabrics and accessories. Deep shades can transform a room with a bold statement, or can tone down a room as a subdued pairing. In carpet terms these shades work perfectly against many shades of our carpets or embrace it wholeheartedly with a Bell Twist shade such as Damson or Twilight.