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Pantone have announced their colour of the year fo 2018: Ultra Violet. A complex colour with lots of attitude and a high-tech/futuristic feel.

It can be a little overwhelming to decorate with- so to create a light yet layered cosy feeling, we recommend combining a variety of violet shades with light creams, greys, whites and touches of green in diverse natural textures and materials.

Our latest Floor of the Month, Kährs Oak Pale, has the perfect white stain with a warm undertone, which will balance out the richness of the violets.




Pantone’s Color of the Year is crucial to fashion, design, home decor, and any industry where colour is pretty much the whole basis for existence. The colour for 2015 was announced as Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), a light burgundy shade that connotes a very earthy, bohemian vibe. Pantone describes the colour as “dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings warmth into home interiors.”

It is a warm, burgundy colour that matches perfectly with the grayscale tones we are see much of in our furniture right now. So little colour is actually required to give warmth to the interior – it can be a cushion, a carpet, or a bouquet of flowers. However, while this colour is quite bold with plenty of character, there is room to play with it. For example, a matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic, earthy nature; while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

“Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability.
Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.”

– Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly versatile shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and greys.

Below we have combined it with two contrasting wood floors: Kährs Oak Ulf – a rustic floor with a rich warm dark grey hue; and Kährs Oak Olof – a rustic floor with a white stain that gives the floor a true white look.

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2013 will focus even more on nature and harmony. Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

We love nature, and are very happy that a colour so strongly reminiscent of nature has been selected for 2013. Emerald is a real gem!

 Images by Pantone®