Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, describes the decision behind choosing Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year: 'We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.' We love the idea of expressing yourself creatively, as this is intrinsic when it comes to decorating the home. We've put together a few pieces that have caught our eye recently that are inspired by Ultra Violet and that may in turn inspire you to add this unique and luxurious colour into your life.

Lead images: Tom Dixon Melt Pendant Light, £655, nest.co.uk; Wall and Deco Wet System collections, from £156 per sq. m, West One Bathrooms

1. Baobab Disco Tina candle, £79, Amara

2. Lucy Banks plate, from £15

3. Harvest rug in purple, £1,400, Stepevi

4. Rocket occasional table from Roche Bobois, from £700

5. Napoleon Bee cushion, £108, Timorous Beasties

6. LSA Polka teapot in Bluebell, £38, Amara

7. Louis Poulsen Panthella mini table lamp, £292, nest.co.uk

8. Contour Bowl, £305, Nude

Article by: EKBB