For many people, the announcement of Pantone’s colour of the year sparks excitement, especially when it comes to interiors. It can, however, seem challenging when their colour of the year is a colour that may be very out of people’s comfort zones, such as Ultra Violet. Ultra Violet has been chosen for the colour of the year due to it’s ability to capture an artistic feel, with a sense of greater galaxies and technology, something that’s very fitting with the world today. The real question is, how can you incorporate it into your kitchen décor?…
Add a Feature Wall
Transforming your current kitchen into a purple display could be slightly over the top, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one wall dedicated to showing off the beautiful ultra violet aesthetics. Painting one wall in this beautiful colour will instantly bring the space to life, creating a bold focal point that is beneficial in any room. By having a focal point in your kitchen, you are able to draw the eye to one point, making it stand out perfectly. By only turning one of the walls within the kitchen purple, you are able to keep that nice balance that will ensure your kitchen feels warm and welcoming, and not over the top.
Switch Up the Cabinets
In many kitchens, the cabinets take up over half of the space, so you want to make sure they look their best. This is where you can take advantage of the space used by introducing the ultra violet colour to the cabinets, as this will work just the same as your feature wall. If you’re not keen on changing the colour of your walls, then the cabinets are a great choice. By changing the colour of the cabinets and drawers, you can create a whole new look for your kitchen and really bring the décor to life. Whether you have cheap kitchen cabinets that you want to spruce up a little, or you simply want to refresh the dated units you currently have, there are so many benefits to injecting a new colour into the units and enhancing the atmosphere within your kitchen. The beauty of painting the cabinets is that you have the option to paint them back if you’re not happy with the colour, so it’s not a permanent change if you’re not 100% sure.
Introducing bright colours to your interiors can be slightly daunting, especially if you’re used to sticking within your comfort zone with a neutral colour scheme. To capture the colour of the year in your décor, without going to bold or over the top, you can look at adding some essential appliances in ultra violet to make the décor pop. It’s not a change that will affect the whole dynamic of the kitchen, but it will help to bring the interiors to life and spice things up a little. From a beautiful purple Aga, to an ultra violet kettle with matching toaster, there are different levels you can go to with your appliance choices. Similarly, if you really aren’t sure how but just want a small touch of colour, why not look at an ultra violet chopping board or pair of oven gloves to ease you into the colour change.
Creative Artwork Choices
There are some amazing artwork pieces available that can really help to bring character and life to your interiors. Whether you have a crazy family home that is always busy, or you live alone and want to bring something exciting to your décor, you can always enhance the look with some stylish pieces of art. From subtle photography with an ultra violet gradient, to artwork produced by a local artist, you can transform your kitchen and bring some life to the blank spaces on your walls.
Flowers and Accessories
Don’t want to go the whole hog? Lavender pots, garlic plaits and chive flowers bring the colour in in a natural way. How about a bunch of violet flowers? Little splashes here and there can make a bold statement. I love these bright coloured stools in this kitchen, they brighten up a neutral colour palette and add personality:
Have you got any purple or violet in your Kitchen? I’d love to see!
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