Pantone's colour of the year 2018 is...drumroll Ultra Violet. I must say, it has been a little shock to the interiors world. Its a great colour for fashion. Complimentary as a base and highlight colour in prints. This weekend I seen Ultra Violet being used beautifully in the mens collection at London's newest store Arket. Super stylish and perfect for layering with dark charcoals and blacks. And thats exactly how it should be used in interiors. A colour pop against dark grounds. Working best in saturated pile and knitted fabrics to add a new dimension to this regal colour. Here's my initial thoughts on the colour (saying it how it is!) and pop over to Amara's Lux Pad blog to hear other interiors professionals opinion.

"Ultra Violet, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018, is not for the faint-hearted. Upon announcement, I must say my head wandered off to the shirts of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen in the infamous Interior show Changing Rooms! And whilst I personally wouldn’t be keen on using it in a whole space. Ultra Violet is the perfect colour for adding a bit of rock and roll to an interior. Think plush velvets married with dark interiors and pops of gold metalware. It’s a great colour for layering in various textiles whether knitted or pile fabrics or those with sheen such as raw silk. It’s also the perfect shade to update dark walls in shades such as Farrow & Balls Down Pipe or Railings." Born & Bred Studio

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