Purple has always been a colour that intrigues. For centuries, it has been associated with royals, nobles, spirituality, power and even magic. So we were all for it when Pantone announced Ultra Violet as its colour of the year.

Every year, Pantone’s chosen colour sets the tone (quite literally) for everything from fashion, film and television, and even home decor. The enigmatic purple hue is a dramatic change from the previous two years — where natural Greenery (2017) and pastel-perfect duo Serenity and Rose Quartz (2016) took over the world by storm. Think: 2016’s Rose Quartz, which brought about the masses’ obsession with millennial pink.

Ultra Violet adds a certain depth to a space. Whether you’re using a statement couch, velvet rug, painting, or accent wall, a simple touch of the blue-based purple is all you need to transform any interiors. We predict that this will indeed, be the trendy colour for mystics, dreamers (and basically everyone else) in 2018.

If you’re planning to redecorate your home and outfit your space with the mystical Ultra Violet, we’ve scoured the web for all the inspiration you need — so you don’t have to. From an eclectic living room to a sophisticated space set against black walls, check out these spaces that feature Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.