Décor & Gardening

Taming the tone

Taming the tone

Ultra Violet has been described as a colour that ‘communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future’.

Lisa on the colour:

I find colour forecasting incredibly fascinating. I am usually surprised at the colour selected but even if I don’t love it in the beginning, it grows on me by the end of the year. The official colour of 2018 is a saturated, intense, blue-toned shade of purple called ultra violet. Not your average punch of colour, but once I did a bit of research of its use within the world of interiors, it didn’t take too long for me to fall in love. If used wisely it can turn a space into something quite magical.

Working with the colour:

Softer tones: Look at pastels that have an ultra violet undertone. This is probably the subtlest option and works beautifully in any setting. It is soft, yet still quite punchy and it will leave your room feeling fresh and on-trend without over doing it.

Accessorize: If you are still a little nervous, start small. You can liven up a space by adding this colour in the form of a lampshade, mirror frame, pillows, throws or small décor items.

Paint: If you are brave enough to paint this shade on your walls, go bold or go subtle – you are sure to make an incredible statement either way.

In the bathroom: Hues of purple are soothing and calming, making this colour a great choice in a bathroom. Accessorize with towels, crafty soaps etc.

Pair it up:  If you’re painting an entire room or a wall, pair it with lighter colours. Whites, creams and greys work beautifully. If you aren’t afraid of colour, pairing it with a bright shade of red creates a very bold, trendy look.

About Lisa M Interiors:
Lisa Edwards started her career as an interior designer in 2009. Passionate about cleverly designed, beautiful spaces, Lisa mainly works on domestic projects but dabbles in small commercial projects such as office spaces and restaurants as well.

Get in touch:
Lisa Edward: edwards.lisa77@gmail.com / 0825615889 /@LisaMinteriors on Instagram

Text: Monique De Villiers-Delport


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