Décor & Gardening

Colour your year purple

Colour your year purple

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet, a colour that communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. So, if you’re up for lighting the way to what is yet to come, then go all out with purple.

In interiors, ultra violet can transform a simple and boring room into one of extraordinary self-expression. Adding spice and brightness, it calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall, and it makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.

First things first is the gateway to your home: your front door. If you really want to create some kerb appeal, why not give your front door a coat of ultra violet colour.

Get creative with a couch. With the right touch, a couch can make a great focal point in any room or bring life to a functional space. By re-upholstering an old couch with some fabulous purple fabric, you can easily create a bold and inviting statement piece on which to relax, read a book or simply just admire.

If you aren’t brave enough to go all out purple, then go low profile and keep the purple in your home a cheeky surprise by painting the inside of a cabinet or cupboard.

Add Accents. While purple can be a pretty dramatic colour, subtle accents like a piece of art or wallpaper with a hint of purple in it can be just enough to create an impression, but not an eyesore. If you do however have the pluck for purple, then jazz up a wall or some walls with the sultry shade.

A bright and geometric frame speaks volumes about your commitment to style and colour, so if you want to be bold, but only in the accessories department, why not take an existing mirror or picture frame/s and put a coat of purple on it. Placed against a lighter wall surface colour like white, beige or grey, it will really stand out… and in a good way.

Curtains are an easy way to infuse any space with life. Again, in a room with walls coated in more neutral colours like white, beige or grey, purple curtains will certainly add some drapery drama.

Be one with nature and show off a few plants in purple. Purple arum lilies are easy to come by and can look great in a hanging basket or as a centrepiece on a table or even just in the corner of a quiet room, to brighten things up a little.

Rugs are about the simplest way to throw some colour into a room. Whether it’s a super absorbent bathmat, a soft shaggy rug in the kid’s room or a more luxurious looking ornate Moroccan rug under the coffee table in your living room or lounge, if you want to bring in some purple punch, this is a good way to do it.

Highlight a headboard… whether it be upholstered, wooden, or even carved for a more traditional look, a purple headboard (in a darker shade) and maybe a bed throw in a light shade of purple such as lilac, can add lots of character to your bedroom, but surprisingly also be soothing and relaxing.

Pillows and scatters are probably the most logical and affordable ways to bring a pop of colour into your living space. Whether you find a big and bold purple cushion to your liking, opt for something more subtle with a dash of purple or whether you paint your own covers, pillows and scatters are a great way to fling some fabulosity into the mix.


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