The Pantone Color Institute, the world’s leading expert on all things color, has set the stage for interior decorating this year with its new color of the year: Ultra Violet. Both the fashion and the home décor industries will be embracing this provocative color direction in their designs. Here at Ross Howard Designs serving the greater Dallas area, our interior design consultants will work with you to incorporate Ultra Violet into your home and find the perfect window treatment or accent piece to complement your lifestyle.
What Influences Color Choices
Color is not a designer’s whim. Color trends come from where we are, where we want to go, and how people are feeling or not feeling. Pantone’s color trend and forecast publications provide color insight with varying viewpoints and industry focuses to meet today’s color decision-makers.
Click here to learn more about Pantone and read on to learn about what can influence color, such as:
- Events-When major events are forecasted, such as the Presidential election, the Olympics, and, yes, even the Star Wars movie, softer and safe colors are what we are drawn to
- Economy-When the economy is strong, popular color gets rich, deep, and vibrant. When it is weak, we see trends toward light colors and soft/safe colors
- War-When the country is under attack, color leaves our homes and becomes safe, soft, and practically nonexistent. Taupe, grays, and whites are war colors
Putting Ultra Violet at the Window
Hunter Douglas, the leader of window fashions, has long added Ultra Violet to their fabric pallet. You can find it in Applause® & Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, Designer Screen Shades, and more.
Meet Ultra Violet
Ultra Violet leans more toward the blue end of the spectrum than the red. While there are still enough red undertones to add passion, it is the touch of periwinkle that makes the cool prevail, lending itself to unique color combinations in fashion. Ultra Violet has always been considered a mystical or spiritual color, so expect to see the purple-toned hue in communities that inspire connection, such as meditation spaces and other gathering places.
Finding Trending Colors in Dallas TX
Ross Howard Designs has been a Dallas area leader in Hunter Douglas window coverings, interior design, and wallpaper since 1981. We offer personalized service you’ll only find with a locally owned store. Stop by our newly expanded Hunter Douglas Gallery location to see over 70 functional window covering displays, including the latest in home automation called PowerView Motorization. The professional designers at Ross Howard are committed to bringing you the latest styles, current trends, and innovative technologies.
We service Dallas and surrounding areas including, Addison, Allen, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Desoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Forney, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine.
For more expert information on window treatments, or for a free in-store consultation, give us a call today – 972-490-0088. When you stop by our showroom make sure you ask us for a free design book.