Pantone have announced their Colour of the Year for 2018, the ‘inventive’ and ‘imaginative’ Ultra Violet.

Commenting on their website Pantone adds that ‘Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.’

At Rencraft, it comes as no surprise to us that this purple hue has found its way into the limelight as the colour of the moment. With many of our clients seeking bolder colour choices for their kitchen designs, purple is one of the stand out shades that seems to be becoming more and more popular.

In this particular example, the island has been hand-painted in a rich and luxurious shade of purple which, while it may not be quite ‘ultra violet’, still remains a bright and exciting colour choice.

“Our client for this project wanted to bring a touch of country charm and character to their bright, modern extension.” explains Robert Waite, Rencraft Director and lead designer on the project.

Waite continues “The colour scheme sees the rich, luxurious purple of the island perfectly paired with the subtle pink-toned whites that have been used elsewhere. The end result is a soft yet inviting contemporary take on a traditional country-style kitchen with plenty of natural light.”

Karen Cowell, Rencraft’s Marketing Manager, is also delighted to see purple hitting the headlines, adding “As an anecdote to grey, purple is the ideal choice. It is often associated with royalty, so adding purple to your kitchen design can bring with it a sense of opulence and luxury, but it also has an extra dimension to it as well. In spiritual terms purple tends to be connected to healing and balance, adding calmness and a sense of well-being to the home. ”

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