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Ultra Violet is THE colour of the year for 2018

Ultra Violet has been named 2018’s colour of the year by Pantone this hue is described as a blue-based purple and it symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets. This colour is bold and calm at the same time – it is powerful and creative.

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Ultra Violet Home Decor Inspiration

Do you see yourself decorating with this colour? Maybe you find it too bold? I know personally it is a little over the top for me but I do like a more muted purple shade…so why not take some inspiration from this colour of the year and add it to your space.  Try adding it subtly into your home like bed sheets or some small decor pieces…..

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I love the soft and romantic feel that this hue adds to this bedroom. I know my husband wouldn’t love that much purple but I think adding some soft ultra violet bed sheets like these pale purple ones from Amazon to my white and chocolate brown theme would work beautifully. What do you think?

I love the idea of updating traditional furniture pieces with some fun paint or funky fabric – it maintains that traditional beauty but gives the piece a whole new look.  I recently painted my old bathroom vanity with chalk paint and I’m totally looking for new chalk paint projects in my home. I could definitely see using a purple tone chalk paint to update some old or boring furniture for my daughter’s room. This image really inspired me…..

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For my daughter’s room, again, I think I would opt for a softer hue of this ultra violet colour – she has an old rocking chair in her room that would look great in this shade. Love this Annie Sloan chalk paint in ‘Emile’

I have always thought that shades of purple were so beautiful at weddings – versatile too – summer, spring, winter or fall – there is a shade for each season….I love the look of this wedding table scape … the mix of colours, the florals and succulents, the glassware and the gold accents – it’s so romantic!

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A wedding invitation can really set the tone for the event – Minted has some incredible Wedding invitations – this colour is a nod to the trend this year and the layout and font and clean and simple.

Ultra Violet and what to pair with it…

Ultra violet has a great energy to it and could be overwhelming in a space but try pairing it with clean and crisp white to balance it all out. The ultra violet towels in this bathroom make a statement but do not over power the room.

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It looks great with taupe – it brings a little more ‘pop’ to a tone that many consider a bit boring.  I love the velvet texture of these throw pillows – it’s not a true ultra violet shade but the inspiration is there and the colour plays off nicely on the pattern taupe chairs.

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Try it with beige. Beige isn’t exactly trending but here are still a lot of homes with a lot of beige – if you are looking to add some of the ultra violet trend into your beige room – well it works beautifully.  Beige is a great warm and soft back drop that you can easily freshen up with a pop of colour.

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How about a little bit of chocolate….brown paired with purple tones – it is a little unexpected but it is so warm and inviting.  The look of this living room is chic – the mix of textures and some metallic accents makes it so sophisticated!

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Purple and grey work hand in hand.  They look great together and again there are so many shades of both purple and grey – the possibilities are endless….This nursery would also double nicely as a guest room as it has a soothing feel and it doesn’t look too child like.  The accent wall and the the trellis pattern drapery (also in purple) are just the right amount of bold and the soft grey and the white soften it all up.


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I am personally not big on bold colour myself but I definitely appreciate and could see myself embracing the more muted versions of ultra violet in my home. What do you think of the colour of 2018?

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Friday favourites for this week we are highlighting some of our favourite deep purple hues. Shades of plum, wine and aubergine are some of our favourite fall colours to work with – they are deep, rich and warm plus they work with the standard golden yellow and orange tones. But they transition well into the cold winter months, too.

Deep Purple Inspiration

You can be inspired by anything – we love the rich and warm colour combination of this bridal bouquet from an Fall wedding.  See how lovely the orange, deep purple and wine tones work together

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This eclectic living room / meeting room adds a bold statement with the plum area rug – the green velvet sofa adds another bold element and the furry mustard pillows really pull the two together.  This room has a mix of different styles to create this eclectic boho look.

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Yes, you can decorate with deep purple…

When it comes to working with a big statement colour like deep purple you only need a bit to make a statement.  This living room in clean white tones is light and bright but adding this signature velvet aubergine tone chair in the colour adds depth to the space (plus it looks so comfortable).  Paired with the different tones and textures – this colour adds a unique pop to this space.

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When it comes to decorating with purple hues – you can always opt for something softer and even something with more of a grey tone.  This bedroom is a great example of grey-purple tones of various degrees – the accent pillows on the bed vary in pattern and shades of purple and the walls are painted in a grey-purple tone as well.  The purple hue is balances out with neutrals like white and black.

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Shop …Deep Purple

Here are some of our favourite deep purple pieces for the home…

This vintage finish hand-knotted area rug from Wayfair – is a great way to add this deep jewel tone to your space plus there are many other colours in this rug that you could use as inspiration in your space…

This knitted textured pouf in various tones of blue, purple and even slight touches of red is a great find from Wayfair.  The texture and tones are so rich and this pouf would add a great punch in any room.

A wreath is a great front door accessory but we also love decorating with wreaths indoors too – add them to a front door vignette, gallery wall or as fireplace mantle decor.  This wreath from Amazon is such a great find – we love the rich and warm purple wine tones paired with the herb greens and that texture!

Urban Barn is one of our favourite stores and these stunning geode inspired coasters come in a set of 4 and they are another great way to add this rich tone to your space


Pillows are a great accent piece because with literally no effort or mess you can transform the look of your space.  These deep aubergine toned pillows are a great pair to add to your sofa or bed.  This tone works well with all neutrals but also is a great match with olive green, mustard, teal and even millennial pink.

Art hangings are always a great way to switch up your home decor and add some colour! This purple tree print from Minted is a clean and chic piece that would be perfect in a bedroom, living room or entry.  The white matte and frame really let the deep purple tones stand out!


Adding just a few pops of this deep (and timeless) tone can really add a warmth and richness to any room.  You don’t need a lot to make an impact!

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