Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

pantone18collagePantone has released their colour of the year for 2018 and it is one of my personal favourites. This year, plan to see lots of “Ultra Violet” on the shelves of your favourite home décor stores, hanging in your favourite boutiques and yes, in your local garden center!

Purple is a colour I use a lot in the garden, in fact I even have a “Purple Garden”. Purple helps add depth and dimension to the garden. Using plants with purple blooms helps create spaces of tranquility and places that people want to gather. Purple provides a sense of calm – making it the perfect colour to use in the garden as well as many other spaces such as yoga studios, meditation rooms, etc. In addition to adding purple in the form of plants to your gardens, you can also use purple cushions, pots and furnishings to add this important colour detail to your outdoor space.

Samples of purple flowers to use in your garden includes: Lavender, Hydrangea, Pansies, Allium, Cat Mint, Clematis, Sage, Liatrus, Balloon Flower, Cone Flower and many many more!

Ultra Violet (Pantone Color #18-3838) “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” (source



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