Refresh your home with the Pantone colour of the year

Pantone has spoken! The colour of the year chosen for 2018 is ultra violet, colour 18-3838. Pantone is the leading authority on colour and its colour systems are used as the standard language for colour communication for designers and retailers alike. Ultra violet is the colour of higher awareness, of limitless possibilities, and the vast night sky – it highlights creativity and individuality when used in clothing or the home. Ultra violet is a striking, evocative colour that will create a strong, bold statement in your home. So what more fabulous choice for giving your rooms a makeover in time for spring? However, it can be difficult to know how to style ultra violet home accessories, and whether to clash or complement. If in doubt use it as a secondary or accent colour, and pair with neutrals in areas like your living room and bedroom, where ultra violet will really pop alongside bedding, cushions and fabrics. Use a wool rug, throw or blanket to create a cosy statement against slate grey or cream. Drape it over your sofa, or across your bed and use it to curl up in on cold nights.

Living room

Cushions will also change the look and feel of your room. These cushions from Urbanara can be used to accessorise your bed linen, or to highlight your sofa. If you’d rather go with an accent colour try this floral cushion which will brighten up any room.
ALVIELA CUSHION Aubergine, 50 x 50 cm 100% cotton. £27.55 from Urbanara
ALVIELA CUSHION Aubergine, 50 x 50 cm 100% cotton. £27.55 from Urbanara
ALVIELA CUSHION Aubergine, 50 x 50 cm 100% cotton. £27.55 from Urbanara
ALVIELA CUSHION Aubergine, 50 x 50 cm 100% cotton. £27.55 from Urbanara

Bedroom

You could go all out and create a luxurious bed with statement sheets. These are 100% linen which gives an incredibly soft and light feel.
BELLVIS BED LINEN Aubergine  with mother-of-pearl-buttons 100% linen. £89.00 from Urbanara
BELLVIS BED LINEN Aubergine with mother-of-pearl-buttons 100% linen. £89.00 from Urbanara
If a full bed set feels too much, try draping an ultra violent bedspread across. The texture and feel brings an additional element to your bedding and introduces colour that you can change as you wish. You could give it a muted feel by pairing with slate grey bedding instead.

Bathroom

An all-white bathroom will look great with ultra violet accessories. Using ultra violet fabrics against white will really allow them to pop and create a striking visual contrast. This linen shower curtain will give a stylish adult feel to your room, and will make a bold statement. Pair with this 100% cotton bath mat to pull the theme together.
MARVAO BATH MAT Aubergine floral design 100% cotton, 1500 GSM. £21.25 from Urbanara
MARVAO BATH MAT Aubergine floral design 100% cotton, 1500 GSM. £21.25 from Urbanara
MARVAO BATH MAT Aubergine floral design 100% cotton, 1500 GSM. £21.25 from Urbanara
MARVAO BATH MAT Aubergine floral design 100% cotton, 1500 GSM. £21.25 from Urbanara
Whatever room you’re looking to refresh with ultra violet home accessories, Urbanara has you covered.