Every year the experts at the Pantone Colour Institute name a “Colour of the Year”. This year it is ultra violet or Pantone 18-3838.

What does this mean? How do they make this decision?

The experts look at trends in design, film, food, fashion, art and entertainment.



Maurizio Cattelan Gold Toilet

What does this mean to you?

The good people at Pantone say “In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. … In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.”

You can see from the pictures below (or a quick search on Pinterest) that designers are embracing the trend.


Dream Downtown New York City

At Megu, the restaurant located just below Dream Downtown in New York City, the purples range from violet to mulberry.


<div><a href='https://www.houzz.com/photo/63226283-hightech-wohnen-in-der-villa-contemporary-living-room-essen' target='_blank'><img src='https://st.hzcdn.com/simgs/2c11abe007b6ced4_8-3431/contemporary-living-room.jpg' alt='' border=0 width='500' height='334' nopin='nopin' ondragstart='return false;' onselectstart='return false;' oncontextmenu='return false;'/></a></div><div style='color:#444;'><small><a style="text-decoration:none;color:#444;" href="https://www.houzz.com/pro/smarthomes/smart-homes" target="_blank">Photo by Smart Homes</a> - <a style="text-decoration:none;color:#444;" href="https://www.houzz.com/photos/living-room" target="_blank">More living room photos</a></small></div>

Starting with a pop of purple could be a good way to introduce this exciting colour into your home.


Do you have plans to incorporate ultra violet into your palette? Let us know!