Ultra Violet - Pantone 18-3838
Ultra Violet, Pantone colour of the year 2018 is a complex colour: on the one hand, it symbolises experimentation and non-conformity, which I find very appealing given my love of bold colour schemes. But Ultra Violet also has a mystical and spiritual quality, often associated with mindfulness and quiet reflection. As an interior designer, I am fascinated by the duality of Ultra Violet, which I have sought to incorporate into my projects this year.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the audacity required to work ultra violet into larger spaces. Check out the stunning lounge in the picture below, where purples and oranges create a daring and vibrant mood in a modern villa in Port d’Andratx (Mallorca). From solid ultra violet on a wall, rugs and back panel to contrasting tones on soft fabrics and artwork, competing with turquoise, mandarin, fuchsia and cerulean blue.
There is something truly magical about ultra violet tinted glass. The Flam et Luce Topaz lampstand below, combined with its burgundy shade, adds a touch of mystical elegance to any corner of a room, while the Maison Berger Resonance Lampe, designed by Sylvie de France to resemble a cut diamond, is an authentic objet d’art. All these fabulous items are stocked at the Knox Design Store, our furniture store in Mallorca.
Ultra violet, as all other shades of purple, can be a powerful accent colour to be added to spaces through soft fabrics, as is the case with this modern chair designed by Angel Cerdá, upholstered in ultra violet linen on a black epoxy painted steel structure. It is also a very versatile tone, featured here in this exquisite Missoni classic patterned cushion with garnet, military and moss green, cream and light blue.
In the pictures below, I chose to incorporate ultra violet into the colour scheme of an apartment in Puerto Portals (Mallorca). I took a risk when I chose the unorthodox pink and purple tones of the vitreous ceramic mosaic tiles on the shower walls, but we were all elated at the result. I then carried a much more attenuated version of purple into the bedroom, on curtains and throws, cushions and headboard, for a sumptuous and elegant feel.