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Pantone colour of the year 2018

Styled by interior designer Sophie Robinson

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by Tara Hall

Product Innovations Expert

Published: 01/01/2018

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Pantone's colour of the year, Ultra Violet is an intense hue that will perk up any interior design scheme. And I'm all about the perking!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Ultra Violet - Styled by Sophie Robinson

When Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year 2018 we knew exactly who we needed to show us how to style this bold, expressive hue. Cue TV presenter, interior designer and self-confessed colour lover Sophie Robinson. Watch as she puts Ultra Violet through its design paces.

  • Ultra Violet is dramatic, provocative and thoughtful
  • This bold shade suits classic and contemporary styling
  • Choose our Sorana Violet curtains for a statement look
  • Made-to-measure curtains create a bespoke finish

Sophie Robinson’s colour credentials are impeccable. The living embodiment of maximalism, Sophie designs to the mantra ‘more is more’. One thing Sophie’s designs are most definitely not is boring. She artfully curates a myriad of eclectic pieces and allows them to jostle for position, creating a tangible buzz of joyful exuberance.  

Pantone’s choice of Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year 2018 is a bold one. Rather than focussing on the uncertainty of modern times, this blue-purple shade nods to the starry night sky and promises infinite possibilities for us to re-imagine a better future.

From a design perspective Ultra Violet offers a whole spectrum of opportunities, from highly original interiors full of texture and contrast to blended shades that subtly express one’s own design personality.  Sophie’s gorgeous design has found the sweet spot between these two extremes – a lovely liveable scheme that throws up some delightfully unexpected touches.

For her design makeover Sophie selected a striking painterly floral print from the Indigo Garden collection. To add drama, Sophie positioned four individual curtains around the feature bay window. The striking pattern anchors the whole scheme, giving Sophie a strong base on which to build her design. Cushions covered in complementary fabrics add coherence to the overall look.

Ultra Violet, with Sophie Robinson

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Style your interior using Pantone Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet.

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If you love this evocative purple hue and want to incorporate it into your interior, simply request an in-home appointment and we'll bring our entire range for you to browse at home. Our friendly and knowledgeable advisors can help you decide on the best window dressings for your specific needs and then assist you in selecting the perfect shade for your décor and personal style. 

If you're considering a vibrant pattern like the beautiful Sorana Violet curtains that Sophie chose for her Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet room design, we can show you exactly how the design will look in your own home using our clever visualisation tool. Just ask your advisor to show you how. 

And once you've settled on the perfect purple for your home, we'll measure up and return to fit your stylish made-to-measure window dressings. Staying on top of interior trends has never been easier. 


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