Forecast of purple to reign
SHADES of blue have been on trend for some time now but purple hues are set to take the reins next.
Violet Verbena has been named as the Colour Of The Year 2017 by Taubmans after it was unanimously selected by PPG’s global colour experts.
We can expect to see more of this grey-toned shade in interiors, textiles and on fashion runways.
Interior design expert and Taubmans ambassador Shaynna Blaze says the versatility of Violet Verbena is the main reason behind its popularity.
“It’s the new neutral – a warm, grey tone that plays in its environment and blends perfectly with many different surroundings,” she says.
“It’s polished yet playful in a child’s room but calming enough to be used in spaces that require tranquillity.
“To me, it feels simultaneously nostalgic and modern – both masculine and feminine – and is very reflective of where design is heading in 2017.”
The shade has also been named a winner for its chameleon-like qualities that allow it to adapt to its surroundings.
Its grey undertones are revealed when it is paired with dark neutrals and a purer purple colour comes out when used with whites.
“Due to the surge of interest in navy and indigo in the past couple of years, moving to purple-based colours is a natural progression,” Blaze says. See more details at taubmans.com.au
Violet verbena — Taubmans 2017 Colour Of The Year.