Blinding Inspiration: Ultraviolet blind colour of the year
Violets, lilacs and purples are often associated with mystical and spiritual qualities; the intrigue of the cosmos and the mystery of what lies ahead. Pantone’s colour of the year is ultraviolet, and according to The Guardian, the vice-president of Pantone has explained: “The Pantone colour of the year has come to mean so much more than what’s trending in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.”
Perhaps in our busy, increasingly online world, there is a need for more mindfulness, spirituality and relaxing environments where we can focus on what’s important. The following ideas from Kingston Blinds Direct are ways in which you could incorporate these values into your living space – without the cost or hassle of a complete overhaul.
It might seem a little daunting to introduce a new colour scheme into your existing decor, especially such an out-there colour as ultraviolet. However, it can be easily done; try choosing simple, adaptable shades for the walls themselves, perhaps in light colours that can remain constant for years to come. Then, blend complementary colours in interesting combinations, such as purples, linens, soft greys, whites, berry shades and lavenders.
Many neutral and adaptable types of blind are perfect for matching existing colours too, such as wooden blinds. Our Classic Wood Venetian Blind in walnut would go particularly well with different shades of purple. You could install it in the window itself – providing excellent privacy and light control, then layer with curtains to incorporate the ultraviolet shade.
Accessories and soft furnishings
As it’s such a powerful colour, purples like ultraviolet are likely to work particularly well when introduced as cushions, ornaments, ceramics, art, tableware, plants or throws – the possibilities are endless.
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red colours – lending itself well to rooms you might use particularly often. Our roller blind in Midnight Passion is a blackout style in a deep violet colour that would work perfectly in rooms where light control and privacy is key, such as bedrooms or studies.
Many of our blinds come with fabrics in a texture of their own, some more subtle than others. The Palette Violet Vertical Blind has an understated, classic feel that would introduce a subtle splash of colour, whilst helping to balance the tones and textures from the rest of your interior.
In addition to introducing colours on the blinds themselves, you could highlight any quirky features or alcoves in the room by painting them in different shades, or adding feature walls. These are great ways of introducing a splash of colour and a new pattern – plus it’s easier and more cost-effective to change one wall as opposed to the whole room.
With over 15 years of experience in the blinds industry, Kingston Blinds Direct has a wealth of knowledge in order to provide your home or commercial environment with the perfect blinds solution. As a family run business based in Yorkshire, all of our blinds are made to the highest quality standards by our team of experts.
Our blinds come in a range of fabrics and textures to suit the colour of the year – Pantone’s ultraviolet. Get in touch today and our friendly team of advisers will be able to help you find the best blinds for your home.