The Power of Purple: Colours of 2018

Taking a look at the predicted trends from some of the biggest influencers.

For the past 18 years, the Pantone Colour Institute has predicted the shade it believes will be favoured across the design industry over the upcoming year. Each year, however questionable the choice might seem, the influence is far-reaching.

This vibrant choice for colour of the year works brilliantly in many different ways for interior schemes. For the brave, go hard on block colours and mix this vibrant hue with other visceral and stimulating colours in your home for Mondrian-esque décor. This will give your space a stylish edge – a heady cocktail of punkish rebellion and regal opulence.

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“Alternatively, the intoxicating purple sits wonderfully with the popular grey, earthy tones of 2017’s interior trends. Alongside these greys and ochres, the tones are softened and are much more seamlessly introduced to pre-existing interiors. Another great way to introduce a softer version of ultra violet is to opt for cashmere or wool soft furnishings in the punchy tone. For splashes of Ultra Violet, add a silk or satin piping to cushions, curtains or armchairs.” – Brian Woulfe, Founder and Managing Director of Designed by Woulfe

WGSN Trend Predictions

WGSN were one step ahead of the trend, introducing purple in their SS17 colour forecast. From a design perspective, it is a perfect colour for the maximalism we see coming through strongest in fashion and interiors. People no longer want to be consumers, they want to be creators. With Ultra Violet being such an expressive, creative colour, we have seen this shade of irrepressible self-expression come out in make-up, fashion & lifestyle.

WGSN – Ultra Violet in fashion


WGSN – Make-up trends

Introducing Heart Wood – Dulux Colour of the Year 2018.

Dulux – Test Heart Wood of your walls

Dulux have released their 15th prediction of Colour Futures, here they identify one power paint colour that will uplift home interiors around the world. This year’s colour prediction is Heart Wood, a neutral warm pink chosen by the colour specialists at Dulux Global Aesthetic Centre

4 Ways To Use Heart Wood

Dulux – 4 ways to use Heart Wood

Calm or cosy, energetic or relaxed – Heart Wood can transform your home in various ways. Find the mood and style that suits you with their four Colour of The Year complementary colour palettes for 2018. Not convinced? Dulux now provide a visualizer app to picture it before you paint it. Read more about the Dulux Visualizer App.

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