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Pantone Colour of the Year – Ultra Violet

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The announcement came out last year that the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet.  At Greenstream we love a bit of purple, it combines well with many other colours.  Great when added to a neutral grey for a sophisticated pop of colour.

Pantone describes it as ‘inventive and imaginative’ adding ‘ultra violet lights up the way to what is yet to come’.  We think ultra violet suggests something mystical and futuristic and a sense of wellbeing and calmness.  Purple is often considered a brave shade for many colour schemes but combine it with pastels and the scheme becomes garden like, or maybe with lighter purple tones for a more serene feeling.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

Take a look in our gallery for some great examples of purple carpet tiles in action.  And we will be adding to our purple pinterest board over the coming months.


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