Pantone | 2018 is already looking…….Ultra Violet!

 PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet


It’s only February and we are already LOVING the widespread use of Pantone’s Colour for 2018 – PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet!  The Pantone colour of the year has long been synonymous with setting fashion trends.  More importantly for us Interior Designers – it sets new and exciting trends in furniture and interiors.

Pantone says the deep purple shade was chosen to evoke a ‘counterculture flair, a grab for originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking,’.  It would seem that 2018’s bold colour of the year is already proving to be truly striking and distinctive.  Users of the colour are encouraged to be innovative with their use.  To make bold statements and above all, to be truly original!


(Bearing in mind our own brand colours not being too far away – we are rather excited about what the possibilities might be here)


From entire lavish rooms of wall-to-wall Ultra Violet, to the careful placement of subtle yet beautiful Ultra Violet accessories.  Here at Metier Rendezvous, we’ve been keeping a keen eye on the creative ways Interior Designers have been using Pantone 18-3838 so far.  See some of our favourites below: –


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Pantone’s Advice for Interior Designers

“In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall.  As a colour that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness…..”


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See more Pantone recommended uses and palettes for Ultra Violet here

Have you been daring enough to jump on the Pantone 2018 bandwagon this year yet?

Or are you struggling to find ways in which to use the colour without being over-powering?

Do you ever get designers block or perhaps second guess your ideas?  Would you like to have a group of friendly peers to bounce ideas off?


Did you know that Metier Members have access to instant peer support via our private ‘Slack’ messaging network?  Consequently, when it comes to being ‘stuck’ on any number of Interior Design issues, help is never far away!  From use of colour – to help with builders  – and everything in between!


If you’re not already a member and would like to be part of our friendly networking/support group, please do get in touch.

We will then contact you to arrange a friendly, informal discussion of how being a member of Metier Rendezvous can help you!