With Pantone's Colour of the Year announced as Ultra violet, we round up our favourite shopping picks to make sure your home is ahead of the curve for 2018

Charnwood purple sofa

Image: Charnwood

Pantone's Colour of the Year 2018 has just been announced and the Good Homes team are excited to inject this popping Ultra Violet colour into our homes.

Conveying creativity, imagination and originality, this vivid purple hue can be used as an accent on a tufted sofa, a piece of art, on a feature wall to make a bold statement, or can be used to tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings.

Hannah Thistlethwaite, Textiles buyer at Heal’s says: “Purple has long been associated with individuality and self-expression, and Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 is full of personality. Perfectly suited to lovers of modern minimalism, this violet shade can be used to brighten up a neutral, Scandi-style colour scheme.'

“When using Ultra Violet in this way, simplicity is key. A statement rug will add texture and depth to a space, whilst a bright sofa in eye-catching velvet adds an eclectic, contemporary feel.”

We've rounded up our top shopping picks to whet your appetite for the new year's favourite colour.

A violet velvet sofa

sofasandstuff purple ultra violet velvet sofa

Image: Sofas & Stuff

A vibrant-hued sofa, like this Sofas & Stuff Imperial Purple Velvet version, £1477, will add a welcome pop of colour to any room's decor.

Purple glassware

viceversa purple glassware

Image: Viceversa

Serve Christmas tipples in this stunning glassware from Viceversa, £6 each.

A purple printed cushion

Louise Mead purple ultra violet cushion

Image: Louise Mead

This statement purple cushion by Louise Mead, £20, is an easy way to update your living room or bedroom with the colour of the moment.

A violet vase

Annabel James purple polka vase purple

Image: Annabel James

Decorate your dining table for lunch with Annabel James's purple polka vase, £59.95.

A purple statement piece

Out There Interiors Wide French Bedside Table in purple

Image: Out There Interiors

Out There Interiors' Wide French Bedside Table in purple, £375, will add vintage appeal to your bedroom. 

For more inspiring decorating trends, make sure you buy the latest issues of Good Homes Magazine, out now. 

 

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