The Pantone colour of the year 2018 for your home

  • 02.March 2018
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Thinking of one colour to make your home stand out? This year it must be Ultra-Violet, the ‘Pantone Color of the Year 2018’.

Home decor dictates that colour is high on the list of things to tweak when you are transforming your property into a trendier space. The wise owners of varied kinds of properties are more likely to choose to use very specific colours and colour schemes in order to create important statements that speak of bold style and design know-how.

If you have ever wondered how some colours rather than others become all the rage in high-end fashion and design, you may not have heard of Pantone. Even though you may, unwittingly have utilised the Pantone system for the identification and precise matching of a colour to put on your walls, match with your upholstery or even with your bedlinen and throw.

Pantone provides colour systems, and technology that allows for correct colour communication across the board. Pantone is the name trusted by designers, manufacturers, retailers and customers alike. So, the Pantone system is useful for professionals such as graphic artists, interior designers, printers, home furnishing manufaxturers, etc. The Pantone Color Institute is a recognised authority that offers a consulting service and colour information to the varied industries that work with colour for their products, marketing or services. And there is much thought at the basis of all this work. In their own words…. “Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions, furthering its commitment to providing professionals with a greater understanding of color and to help them utilize color more effectively.”

Ultra violet, also referred to as Pantone 18-3838, is all about drama. It is a deep colour that aims to take our imagination soaring to the vast and limitless night sky. Here is Pantone’s very apt description of this colour ‘ …..ultra Violet, a blue based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. Its character draws inspiration from the mystery of the cosmos, a colour that is deep, charged with emotion and associated with mindfulness, meditation and energizing spaces.”

So, if your house feels like it needs some ‘oomph’ and an injection of energy, Ultra Violet is the colour for you. Use it on a statement wall, or just to re-upholster your new sofa. Give your surroundings a facelift that echoes the depths and wonders of a starry night sky.


Marika Azzopardi
Post by Marika Azzopardi

Marika Azzopardi is a freelance writer and journalist. A frequent contributor to national English language papers and magazines, she writes about a bevy of topics including art, people and life in general. She is also the author of children’s books and short stories, delving into adult fiction from time to time.