Ultraviolet - How to Apply the Colour of 2018 to Your Window Dressing

Home accessories, including cushions, curtains, blinds or carpets are a great palette for you to play with when it comes to trends. These are not as expensive to purchase; hence you can easily replace them when you get bored.

Ultraviolet is a very intense and bold colour, that’s why using blinds or curtains in this shade will refresh and give your interior a new look. We offer 6 affordable and accessible ideas for your 2018 trendy window dressing.

Meaning Behind Ultraviolet

 

Pantone refers to the colour as inventive, imaginative, “complex and contemplative”. We all can definitely relate to complex; it’s not the colour you would typically choose for your home or even clothing.

Comparing to past colours of the year, including Greenery (2017), Rose Quartz and Serenity (2016), Ultraviolet is more mysterious, creative and will look stunning in the right setting.

When choosing trendy window dressing, bear in mind colour and texture combinations in your interior.

Colour Blocking – Plain Blinds and Curtains

 

Intense, bold and vivid colour will quickly add a luxurious look to your living space, even if you choose plain Ultraviolet blinds or curtains.

Create a complementary colour combination; mix contrasting colours, to create a bright and energising effect. Or an analogous combination, combining colours that are adjacent to each other on the colour circle for a less shouty look.

Use the colour wheel to select the correct colours for your combinations.

Blend in Ultraviolet Accents – Blinds & Curtains with Ultraviolet Elements

 

If you want to stay on-trend, but don’t want to do a complete makeover at your home, getting a blind or a curtain with ultraviolet elements will be an excellent solution for you.

Choose a window dressing with a colour combination that harmonises with the existing home accessories to create a finished, elegant and collected look.

Here’s the little hack to help you to figure out what colours to combine Ultraviolet with; copy colour palette from already existing designs and patterns with ultraviolet, and see what colours are used there.

Here are some colour examples, Ultraviolet combines well with colours like golden-brown, pale-yellow, light orange, turquoise, mint green.

If you want to get more in-depth colour combination knowledge, Adobe Color is a great tool.

Different Shades of Violet

 

Ultraviolet is mysterious and innovative colour, however, it might not be to everyone’s liking. You can select lighter shades of this magical colour, such as light violet or lilac.

Combining different shades of ultraviolet will look stunning especially if you’re combining blinds or shutters with curtains. You can create a monochrome effect – choose one dark violet blind and mix it with a light curtain, and vice versa. 

Bold patterns  

 

Adding blinds and curtains with violet geometric patterns or bright floral designs will easily add a trendy look to a modern and contemporary home.

This is an easy way of bringing trendy shades to your home, without breaking a bank. Purchasing ultraviolet patterned blinds or curtains will also provide you with a colour palette “cheat sheet”; by looking at the pattern colours, you can figure out what colours ultraviolet goes great with.

Window Dressing Layering

 

It’s not the first time we have mentioned window dressing layering on our blog. First, it allows you to increase the insulation and privacy. Second, it gives you the opportunity to create a unique combination.

Layering is a common approach and an on-going trend, which will also allow you to play with colours and place a stylish accent on your window.

You can combine curtains absolutely with any other blind type, including Roman, rollers, wooden blinds or shutters. All depends on the look and feature you want to achieve.

When it comes to colours, you can choose a complementary combination for more vivid and bold look or an analogous combination for more collected or monochrome look.

Smart & Trendy Blinds

 

Innovation is at the core of Ultraviolet, so there isn’t a better way to compliment the trend other than choosing innovative home accessories in ultraviolet. Our Electric Roller and Venetian blinds are a couple of options when it comes to smart window dressing.

Solar control makes these blinds environmentally friendly and great for hard to reach windows. Imagine letting the sunlight in without getting up from your bed or a sofa. Or shutting your blinds without distracting your attention from your favourite TV series. You just press the button to operate your blind.

Check our choice of Electric roller and Venetian blinds in purple.

Pay Attention to the Texture

 

To achieve the professional and stylish look, choose blinds that will harmonise with other fabrics and materials in your interior. Velvet fabric will add a luxurious and royal look to your space, whereas the simple fabric of Roller blinds will make your interior look simple and collected.

Are you planning to implement this trend in your home, or you have already done so? We would love to hear from you or see your Ultraviolet interior. Send us an email or share your images on social media, and remember to tag us in the post @swiftdirectblinds.

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