Pantone have announced its colour of the year this week, and it’s a bold one. The company has revealed Ultra Violet to be the hottest colour of next year.
Pantone describe Ultra Violet as “complex and contemplative”, drawing allusions to the “mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.” When it comes to bringing the energising and mystical qualities of Ultra Violet into your own home décor immediately, what better way than with a selection of on-trend purple flowers?
Take the orchid for instance. Key themes for Ultra Violet are mindfulness and refuge from over-stimulation and the peaceful orchid is a natural choice to reflect this. A flower of pure happiness, a purple orchid is an instant style icon for your home, but without any prima donna tendencies.
With Ultra Violet all about pondering the mysteries of the cosmos and the intrigue of what lies ahead, no flower better encapsulates the discoveries beyond our understanding than the mysterious Iris. Its otherworldly form is made all the more spatial in enigmatic purple - a nod to vibrant and colourful nebulas that make up the galaxies beyond the realms of human knowledge.
One of the key themes of Ultra Violet is cosmology, and few flowers better encapsulate the complex vastness of the universe than the globe shaped allium. Alliums are made up of a combination of tiny flowers to form the overall shape, drawing allusions to Ultra Violets connection to the limitless universe, and our role as part of a vast, unexplored world. When paired together, alliums could be mistaken for space-like orbs frozen in suspended gravity, perfectly aligning with the themes of Ultra Violet.
Any mention of Ultra Violet flowers would be incomplete if we didn’t include the flower named after the Pantone colour itself - violet. Violets bring a full-bodied depth, connection and expressionism to any living space, encapsulating the symbolism and purpose of Ultra Violet with each delicate petal.