It’s a spanking new year and we have a brand new pantone colour of the year – Ultraviolet, inspired by richness and vibrancy of space. And what is a home that does not morph with changing times. So here are some ways in which you can incorporate this royal shade in your home.
Blend it in
There are numerous ways to add ultraviolet color in the interiors of your homes to make your home trendy and classy. Ultraviolet is a beautiful deep, jewelled tone color that can be used in many ways within a home. It can be used a graphic oversized rug to add drama to a space, Amethyst toned pillows can be used as accents, accessorizing the home with uncut amethysts can add some energy and beauty. Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar, Founder, Architect and Creative Director, studio HAUS and KOY, Pune, explains, “create a distinct identity by combining the graphic rug with contemporary furniture and metallic accents. Quilted Marma pillows in suede amethyst tones add a luxurious touch to any interior space. A statement floral arrangement with Jacarandas, Hydreangeas, Pomegranates and Tulsi flowers can be an interesting addition to the dining table.”
Elements & More
This color of the year can be incorporated in many ways to give your home a mysterious, creative and powerful look. “So, if you are planning on revamping your home or just want to add the touch of this smooth shade then incorporating ultraviolet furniture could be one of the best ideas. Further artwork, accessories, wall paints can also be best for giving the touch of the global trend in your interiors,” says Sameer Hora, MD, IDUS. Arpita Bhandari, Design Energist, Consultant & Interior Designer and Founder, One by Arpita avers, “this colour helps one to become more clairvoyant, evokes spirituality, clarity, mindfulness, visualisation and creativity. This colour should be used in mandir, living room, den, kids room or master bedroom by just having it as a highlighter or one furniture piece in this shade.” Ultraviolet colours can be used to brighten up a room space. “I prefer more of subtle and warm tones in a house, so I would use a pop of ultraviolet colours in the decor, accessories or even a vase with flowers in that shade,” says Sukriti Sharrma, Director, Plüsch.
Piyush Roy, Founder, JUMPINGGOOSE ® opines, “for the living room, you can have ultra violet curtains and match it with mauve or a light shade of tiebacks. The upholstery for the furniture can then be white, off-white or beige. Ultra Violet cushions can also be used to add a dash of royalty to the décor. You can also choose to have a purple swing to add a boho look, very casual and appealing or some purple scented candles with lavender fragrance to add freshness to the place.Kashmiri carpets with ultra-purple can be used against an all-white décor.” Abhinav Mahajan, Director Retail, Maspar Industries Pvt. Ltd., adds, “for dining area, grey tones in furniture with placemats or runners in accent UV colors represent the value-added products in your dining area. Bedroom can again be an interesting area where you can play smartly with ultraviolet tones. Decorative cushions of bedding in embellishment work of UV tones, again the sheer in lighter tones of UV adds on the beauty of bedroom area.”
Pic courtesy Ansavv Inc
Add ultraviolet chandeliers and table lamp in your living, dining area or bedrooms in the ultraviolet shade to give your home an elegant and sophisticated look. “You can also add rugs in the same color matching up with the walls. For giving your home a creative look add wallpapers, wall art in the same color instead of painting the whole walls of your homes,” says Nomita Kohli, Co-founder and Interior Designer, Wisma Atria Interiors. Jasmine Jhaveri, Interior Stylist, Jasmine Jhaveri Design Studio says, “contrast hues like green, pinks and yellows look great as the eclectic pairings add depth to the décor. For a more refined take, style ultraviolet with rose pinks, bronzes and copper for a warm yet classy touch.” Using the pantone shade with your colour palette is the perfect way to incorporate this colour in your house. “Be it creating a standalone corner or a wall in your living room or placing some subtle violet color candles or even mixing the violet shade with your curtains and upholstery is a perfect way to break the monotony and incorporating this lively color into your living space. A perfect mix of the violet shade with the existing colors of your dining upholstery is a practical and innovative method of creating a style statement in your dining area. Further use of the pantone shade for your runners and table mats is also a vibrant method to break the monotony. Similarly use of this color in your bed spreads or may be your blankets can give not only statement to your personal living space but also is an innovative method of introducing colors according to your mood,” explains Ankur Shingal, Managing Partner, Ansavv Inc.
Pic courtesy Ansavv Inc
Do It Right
Dushyant Mehta, CEO of Mahatta Art Galleries explains, “selection of colour depicts your personality and the ultraviolet paintings are perfect to add charm and personality to your home interiors. It is perfectly be added into your bedrooms, dining, living rooms etc. Further, replace your living room with ultra violet shade of curtains and pillows that compliment with your other room interiors and help to make your boring interiors into interesting one.” Adding an ultraviolet hue to your bathroom decor can instantly rejuvenate the mood in your bath space. “A scented ultraviolet candle can be a simple but refreshing addition to your bathroom and can fit seamlessly into any kind of bath decor that you choose,” says Pradeep James – Director – Design & VM, Urban Ladder. This shade being bold could be tricky for the designers and customers to adapt to their homes. “If one is afraid to invest on a big piece, a low-key method of incorporating this colour could not go wrong may be with a piece of art or a painting. This colour could also be used in luxury projects to define its perfect amount of boldness and elegance,” concludes Alok Duggal, COO, Homestudio.com.
- Do not add too much home décor products in the ultraviolet shade.
- Introduce the colour of the year in a subtle way by accessorizing and incorporating accents of it mixed into your other decor.
- Add metallic in contrast with ultraviolet colour that will make your space more stylish.
- Don’t mix warm shades with ultraviolet as it will dull the effect of overall space.
- Incorporate artwork in ultraviolet color
This story appeared in Deccan Herald’s Homes & Interiors dated 9th Feb 2018 here