Achieving “Ultra Violet” in your workplace. Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018.
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
At the end of each year, Pantone Colour Institute, announce the ‘Colour of the Year’ - their forecast for a shade that will be favoured throughout the following year. After researching design, film, food, fashion, art and entertainment as well as travel, sports and technology, Pantone have announced that 2018’s Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet.
This announcement got us thinking, how can we incorporate this colour concept into what we do? So here’s our suggestions on what you can do to bring Ultra Violet into your workplace.
Create colour palettes
There’s a wide variety of tools available online to help create colour palettes. You can create your own selection of preferred tones which you can then use as a guide for styling. If you’re struggling to pair colours and find something you like, there’s often a wide selection of palettes made by others.
Once you’ve worked out the colours you’d like to incorporate into your environment, you can start planning how and where to use the colour. As it’s such a bold colour it needs to be approached with a little caution!
Create an Ultra Violet accent
A wall colour or single statement furniture item is an easy way to incorporate Ultra Violet. To ensure the accent stands out, keep the rest of the room neutral. Grey tones and wooden elements will pair well while also adding warmth to the room.
The products we supply can be upholstered in a wide variety of fabrics and finishes. There’s many to choose from, so we’ve put together a selection of fabrics and finishes to help you achieve Ultra Violet - whether that's with the colour of the laminate top of bench desking or the fabric for a statement armchair.
If Pantone’s Ultra Violet is too much for you, Dulux’s Colour of the Year, Heartwood, a soft taupe/pink colour could be more your thing. If you’re a fan of the Scandinavian concept of Hygge, this colour could help you create a cosy, calm and warming environment.
With both influential colour specialists predicting a pinky-purple hue, its almost certain that we’re going to see more and more of it popping up over the coming year, filtering down through the creative industries.
If you’re interested in incorporating it into your next environment, our online product configurator tool can help or if you’re looking for fabric options, pop into our Showroom and have a look through our extensive swatches library.
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