Profound, futuristic and somewhat rebellious, Ultra Violet of the Pantone Color Institute seems to be a shade tailored to 2018. “Ultra Violet is a color that’s almost like a neutral in fashion now,” says New York-based interior designer Brett Beldock. “Every newscaster you see is wearing a purple tie.” However, unlike in fashion, when it comes to home decorating, Ultra Violet may pose some challenges, especially for inexperienced enthusiasts of good design. Thankfully, we are here to give you 5 simple tips on how to tame the color of the year!
In the upcoming year Pantone intends to take us on a daring space adventure, both mystic and imaginative. By announcing Ultra Violet the color of 2018, the Institute introduces a bit of a positive and creative stir in the design world as the chosen shade is far from boring!
In 2017 the world will be covered with greenery and, to our surprise, not only in spring and summer. PANTONE, the global authority on color, has appointed greenery as the #1 color of the year 2017. Zesty!
For the first time in history, the color trendsetter Pantone has selected not one, but two colors for the year 2016 – Rose Quartz and Serenity.
We’re pretty thrilled about the Pantone Color of 2015. Marsala is a rich, earthy wine-red color, and one that exudes sophistication and chic refinement. We’re especially excited because we have so many gorgeous rugs that incorporate this sanguine shade.
Here we’ve curated a sampling of contemporary and vintage rugs that exemplify the beauty of marsala textiles.
This vintage Moroccan rug boasts a delicious, dark red-purple field with a diamond medallion in the middle. Moroccan rugs are rarely this dark and the pattern on this piece is magnetic and uncommon.
Another vintage Moroccan rug, this piece has a wonderful, richly-textured abstract patchwork. And there is so much character contained in this field.
From our contemporary collection, this quilted shaggy rug has a soothing field dotted with delicate circular detailing in warm tones for a statement both lovely and chic.
This antique Indian Amritsar rug is a late nineteenth-century masterpiece, a stunning, deep-brown field framed by a floral border with serrated leaves.
Perhaps our most magnificently marsala selection, this antique Russian Beshir rug boasts a mesmerizing diamond field with an intricate geometric border.
This splashy, floral antique Ukrainian rug is a lush, sweeping display of leaf-and-petal elegance. The bouquet indicates heavy European influence, and those beguiling red blossoms provide the perfect top-note to this enchanting piece.
This Art Deco runner by French designer Emile Jaques Ruhlmann is an understated delight. Ruhlmann is revered for his glamorous contributions of furniture and interior design to the 1920s French Art Deco movement. This rug epitomizes Ruhlmann’s opulent aesthetic.
We call this broad-striped contemporary rug the Valeno Grid and its rows of purple bands that lighten to culminate in a single cream stripe in the middle make for a statement that’s bold and edgy but still beautifully simple.
The votes are in, well, I think the Pantone people are the only voters, but that ruddy, delicious, wine-red marsala is officially the color of 2015.
The Guardian has a nice graphic covering the Pantone Colors of the Year since 2000.
Used as a foundation, marsala makes for a powerful grounding hue. As an accent, it’s spicy and bold. It’s provocative in a grownup sense, less unbridled and exotic than last year’s radiant orchid.
As purveyors and enthusiasts of antique carpet, we don’t see marsala so much as a trend but as a constant. A rich red carpet will always endure. There are endless shades of inspiration among our Antique Persian Rugs.
We’re excited to see how our designer friends wind up using this full-bodied beauty. Here are just a few rich red ideas to get the ball rolling:
International color guru Pantone declared next year’s “it” color Radiant Orchid, a bold blend of purple, pink and fuchsia.
Pantone’s influence is such that you can expect to see this color on catwalks, at design expos, in showrooms and beyond. Pantone’s experts considered a wide range of factors in selecting this pretty, pink-tinted purple – everything from art, film, economics, technology and global events have influence, according to their website.
While last year’s pick (emerald) referenced revitalization and growth, radiant orchid evokes creative energy and original thinking.
Purple is a powerful color. Before the new year arrives, here’s a look at how prescient designers have incorporated various shades, from deep violet to delightful mauve, into awesome rooms.