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Pantone colour of the year 2018 – how to introduce it into your new home!

Posted on January 31st, 2018

Settled into your new home and ready to start decorating and putting your own stamp on each room? Well, why not take some inspiration from Pantone’s Colour of the Year?

Pantone are best known for their colour matching system, which is used in a variety of industries for paint, fabrics, plastics and many more items!

Every year, Pantone decide on a Colour of the Year, which sets the tone for the colourful trends we can expect to see in stylish interior magazines and creeping onto the high street.

2018’s Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet; ‘a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade that communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future’ according to Pantone.

So, get cosy with a cup of tea and take a look at some of our top Ultra Violet picks from the shops!

1.The velvet sofa

Our first pick is this 2 seater velvet sofa from Habitat, this is a real statement but is beautifully finished and sure to be a big talking point!

2. The patterned rug

If a purple sofa is a bit too bold for you, not to worry! Why not incorporate 2018’s trendiest tone into a rug instead? Lighten up your lounge with this woven rug from Wayfair.


3. The changeable lamp 

Already have your décor sorted, but love to keep on top of the latest fashion?

This lamp from is perfect for you! The colourful shade contrasts with the contemporary silver stand and when next years’ colour is announced, you can easily swap the shade for a savvy style update that won’t break the bank!

4. The stylish footstool

This footstool from Oliver Bonas is super stylish and really versatile. It’s perfect if you want to add a touch of colour to your plain sofa set. It would even look fab at the end of the bed!


5. Fabulous figs have a huge range of posters and they are relatively cheap – especially if you frame them yourself. This stylish fig poster would look really cool in your sleek new kitchen and is sure to capture the attention of guests when you host your first dinner party!


6. The ombre cushion 

A cushion is one of the easiest ways to introduce a new trend into your home and it can be easily moved around when you fancy a change.

This feather filled ombre cushion from John Lewis has a super luxurious feel and the rich colours will look at home in the lounge or bedroom. It’s also perfect for tying different colours together and bringing a room alive!

So, these are our top Ultra Violet items. We hope we have given you some inspiration and introduced you to some stylish new places to get shopping. We’d love to see how you introduce 2018’s trendiest colour into your new Seddon home! Why not tweet us @SeddonHomes ?


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