Ultra Violet delights from Pantone’s Colour of the Year


The interior design world stood to attention earlier this month with the announcement of Pantone’s eagerly anticipated Colour of the Year, 2018.

Revealed as ‘Ultra Violet’, it’s a hue that has sparked endless debate and left many on the fence as to how they feel about the verdict. But love it or hate it, it’s certainly getting people talking, so we’ve rounded up some looks and styles that embody the decorative scheme on everybody’s lips – from wall colours and carpets to artworks and accessories, you can’t ignore what’s undoubtedly the most trending colour scheme going!


Make a statement

If you want to really create an impact, an Ultra Violet piece of standout furniture will never fail to turn heads and get people talking. The Charnwood sofa from Darlings of Chelsea is the perfect combination of classic and modern design, with traditional buttoning on the back, contrasting contemporary arms, and a wonderfully comfortable seat, complete with fibre cushions and a foam core. It can be yours now, at £2,205, from www.darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

Adorn your walls

With its variety of tones and shades, Ultra Violet can be a wonderfully lively option to have on the walls of any room. Benjamin Moore describes the trend as possessing ‘an unmistakable quiet energy, striking a perfect balance between super-charged energy and quietly focused relaxation’. Indeed, these feature walls will add a splash of colourful vibrancy, while also retaining a sense of serene calm. To explore the full range, head to www.benjaminmoorepaint.co.uk


Flatter your floors

Nothing combines style and substance like an eye-catching dressing on your flooring. For some Ultra Violet inspiration, British carpet manufacturer Brintons has collaborated with design duo Timorous Beasties to create the Grain Du Bois. Made from 80% wool and 20% nylon, it’s resilient and comfortable, meaning your carpet will look the part while avoiding so much wear and tear. Check out www.brintons.co.uk to snap it up, priced at £89.99 per square metre.


Batten down the hatches

What better way to hibernate this winter than by installing a smart set of shutters? Luxaflex Faux Wood Shutters combine the traditional warmth and beauty of natural wood with the practical advantages of high-tech materials and intelligent design. These Ultra Violet options are quality engineered using an advanced, solid-core composite material that outperforms other shutters; custom-coloured to the paint of your choice, they start at £324 per square metre from www.luxaflex.co.uk


Keep cosy

With Christmas winter in full swing, it’s important to stay snug. Enter the Mode mild steel radiator from Vogue (UK) in blue lilac, which creates a high-impact heating solution with slim profiles and added-value accessories, offering a great design advantage. With its well-defined perpendicular design, it’s manufactured from high-quality mild steel and can be finished in a variety of colours. Pick yours up for £254.40, with a £211 supplement for colour, from www.vogueuk.co.uk


Dine in deep purple

When it comes to dining in style, make sure your table and chairs perfectly match the room’s colour scheme. The Lunar dining table from Furniture Choice is modern and sophisticated, its rounded, sturdy black legs supporting a smoky, dark-tinted tempered glass tabletop that will easily stand up to the demands of a busy modern household. The contemporary elegance of black on purple is not to be missed, costing £299.99 from www.furniturechoice.co.uk


Accessorize with art

To complete your home’s Ultra Violet look, you can’t go wrong with these artworks from the Affordable Art Fair. Claire Luxton’s Fleur Nocturne III is a digital print, face-mounted with the highest-quality 3mm Perspex. Elsewhere, Anne Gournay’s Stream of Lights (Variation V) combines photo etching and screen print with gold pigments, while abstract floral artist Beatriz Elorza’s Pais AJE Vivo is painted on Bockingford 400gsm paper. Prices start from £470 at www.affordableartfair.com



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