Colour of the year


Every December, we find ourselves eagerly awaiting the reveal from colour experts, Pantone, of their colour of the year, and we are already in love with this year’s. Ultra Violet was announced as Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year and it represents far more than a simple colour choice. Described as “Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come” by Pantone, it is evident that the decision was based on the mystical nature of this symbolic colour, characterising mystery and intrigue of the future.



So, how does this relate to kitchens?


The kitchen is ever-increasingly becoming the heart of the home and often now the first area of our living space to see new technological innovations, statement design and exploration – whether it’s with food or design. In many ways, Ultra Violet perfectly represents the evolution of how we are using our kitchens and the mystery of what revolutionary appliance will become a must-have next.


Smart illumination

For those who are already captivated by Ultra Violet, you can really make a statement with this colour – think about Ultra Violet feature walls or furniture. If you’re looking for more subtle ways to integrate Ultra Violet into your kitchen, think about smart lighting, which can almost instantly change the atmosphere of a room setting. Your local Studio Partner would be happy to help you design a lighting plan for your kitchen that meets your lifestyle needs.

Stunning with splashbacks

Of course, when it comes to designing your kitchen, it is function combined with style that really makes your kitchen work for you. If you’re redesigning your kitchen, follow the three steps to planning your perfect kitchen before committing to style choices to make sure your kitchen work around your lifestyle. Once you’ve considered this, you can start thinking about incorporating your style. If you think that Ultra Violet is for you and your kitchen, think about incorporating that into your kitchen with glass splashbacks or talk to your Studio Partner about Ultra Violet cabinet fascias.

Ultra accessories

If you’re not looking to redesign your kitchen but still want to update your living space with tributes to this mystical colour, think about accessories such as amethyst stones. This prized gem is the birth stone of Pisces and provides a great talking point in the kitchen when entertaining. Alternatively, Ultra Violet crockery or appliances are great ways to bring this stunning colour to your kitchen.

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