Chances are that you have decided on a new home and you are planning on making a change to the décor. Perhaps you love the home, but you want to spruce up the bedroom rather than leave the walls white. Maybe you want to make a bold statement with the new home and upgrade your interior design choices from what you lived with in the old home. There is of course the desire that takes over the minds of most new home buyers, and that is the excitement of making the home feel like it is truly yours and brand new for you.
There are many places a home buyer can go to get inspiration for decorating. While you could flip through the pages of a magazine, or spend time on the web looking at the latest and greatest decorating ideas from top home interior designers, you could go straight to the source of inspiration for professionals.
Unless you are deep in the design industry, it probably has not been on your radar that there is an announcement every year of the Pantone Colour of the Year. The design industry looks strongly upon the colour choice announced each year by Pantone. This is because the colour is chosen to help designers fill in a void of what is missing or needed in today’s busy world. Colour invokes meaning, emotions, and moods and that is taken very seriously by Pantone’s experts.
Pantone helps companies make decisions on colour used in their logos, branding, and products, and with millions, if not billions of pounds on the line, they better know about how colour will impact consumers. When they make the decision on the colour of the year, it is taken seriously, very seriously. You will start to see the colour come up in accessories, fashion, décor, advertising, and in product labeling. Of course, textiles will start to appear with the colour and professional designers will quickly grab what is produced to be on the cutting edge of design, and that includes interior designers.
You, too, can take advantage of being on the cutting edge of design and choose to put the colour of the year in your new home décor. It could be the colour you choose for a table cover, to paint the back of a shelving unit, for the colour of a few pillows for a living area, or you could be bold and paint one wall of a room to truly pop and stand out.
This year’s colour of the year for 2018 was Pantone colour PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet. The colour is said to be symbolic of boldness, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. It has been used by music legends such as David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, and Prince and they used the colour of Ultra Violet to express their own brand of individuality, push boundaries, and stand out.
When found in nature it can be the dominate colour such as found in an iris flower or orchid, or it could be an expression that pushes out another colour such as white. It is at its most striking in nature when found in the night sky. Emotionally it is said to be in balance with spirituality, meditation, and inspiration. It also can express connection, royalty, energy, and grandeur.
Your new home décor could be right on target with what will be trending fully, but perhaps not yet embraced yet by the mainstream which will take months, if not years to catch up to the trend. By choosing the Pantone Colour of the Year to show up in your personal decorating of your home, you will not only be trendy, but you will be putting the emotional connection and expression of colour into your décor. The colour of ultra violet will help you express within your home your individuality, creativeness, and the energy of legends, royalty, and nature as only that colour can.