The title of this post should read: “How to add the impossible Ultra Violet‘s Pantone color of the year 2018 in your home.” Seriously, when I learned a few days ago that Pantone had just announced purple – as in real purple, not orchid, nor fig, but purple – I gasped with disappointment. The new shade, called Ultra Violet, is definitely not the first one that comes to my mind when I think of adding color in my interior, and it’s not the second or third one either if you see what I mean… Don’t get me wrong, I love the message and the symbolic behind the choice of this color for 2018 – if you haven’t yet, read more about it here – but it’s such a hard color to work with in interior design!
But you know me, I like challenges. So I went on a quest these past few days to spot Ultra Violet in French By Design approved interiors!
After much research – and making sure these interiors were not showcasing the more common orchid shade of purple, because that’d be too easy, right? – here is Ultra Violet, beautifully highlighted, in my favorite interiors and pictures.
In order of appearance : My Domaine – Inside Out– Elle Decoration U.K. – Mon Cahier d’Images – Bolig Magazinet – Inside Out – Dos Family via Design*Sponge – Brit+Co – Arkpad – Carl Hansen – Lunch & Latte – Deco & Living – Brit+Co – Mad & Bolig – W Magazine – Collage, clockwise : Dulux, Côté Maison, Diary of a vegan foodie, BoligPluss – Lasse Wind for Bolig Magasinet – Anne Hubert via Turbulences Déco.
What’s your vote on Pantone’s 2018 color of the year? I’m still very much on the fence on this one, but then again, last year, I was not convinced Greenery would work for me, yet this shade grew on me. A few of the pictures presented on this post already make me realize that I could live with a few ultra violet accessories around my home – watch me tell you next month that I’m painting my brick wall Ultra Violet! ;-) For now, I’ll take Ultra Violet in tiny, subtle dosage, like here, on this graphic rug. Do you spot Ultra Violet as well?
So what’s your verdict? Yay or nay to Ultra Violet?