03 Apr How to incorporate Pantone’s colour of the year into your home

Described as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future,” the colour of the year for 2018 leaves much to the imagination when it comes to the interior design of our homes.

The deep coloured hue is a stark contrast to their recent colour selections of the year as it provides one with the freedom and opportunity to go bold or go home, pun fully intended.

CEO of Greeff Christie’s International Real Estate Mike Greeff noted how important it is to make use of the right colour schemes, at the right time. “There are several ways of introducing this bold and buoyant colour into your home in a subtle manner. The use of a subtle scatter cushion or mosaic art piece allows for attention to be drawn while allowing you to not break the bank.

“If you are currently selling your home, the use of a statement ultra violet piece makes for a good talking point when potential buyers come to view. The use of Pantone’s colour of the year is also a good indication of your home being up-to-the-minute in terms of design and today’s interior inspirations. Here are some ways sellers can infuse this striking colour into the every day set up of their homes:

Lounge suite single seater
Paired with a pastel beige or grey lounge suite, a striking ultra violet single seater is guaranteed to be the centre of attention in any room. Your single seater can be easily reupholstered as the colour may not be easy to find at first.

Walk-in wardrobe ottoman
Nothing speaks ‘stand-out’ like a bright ottoman, strategically positioned in the centre of a walk-in closet. Adding a touch of elegance and vibrancy to a room that may otherwise be ignored, is the first step in getting your home noticed and ultimately sold.

Ultra violet door

With minimalism and the use of pastel colours stronger than ever, an ultra violet door – be it your front door or even a bedroom door is sure to strike an instant interest in the prospective buyer and allow you an even better opportunity to market your home in the right way. The use of a bold colour every now and then is always welcomed.

Scatter cushion
For the faint at heart, the subtle and timeless scatter cushion is one sure way of introducing the colour in a gentle way while still capitalising on its eye-catching effect. Opt for larger sized scatter cushions to draw attention and place emphasis on its position on your couch. The great thing about scatter cushions is that they are interchangeable and always easy to swop out.

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