As we begin a new year of gardening, it’s only natural to start wondering which fresh planting ideas you might try this year. Especially if you’re ready for more colour in your life, we have a genius idea to get you started with your gardening success this year.
Pantone, the “world-renowned authority on color,” always comes out with a special Color of the Year. They pick a colour to set the tone for the year ahead, based on social and cultural cues and trends. Which makes sense, because colours really do have incredible powers on your mood! Last year’s colour was “Greenery,” which was meant to signify new beginnings, freshness, and humans’ increasing desire to connect with nature in a world full of screens. Of course, Greenery was a great colour for the gardening world to embrace during 2017.
And 2018 is proving to be a similar case. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is none other than… Ultra Violet!
Why We Love Ultra Violet for 2018
If you’re wondering why Pantone chose Ultra Violet for 2018, you can read about it in Pantone’s own words. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman says this: “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.”
In addition to its ability to illicit creativity, we also love this colour for its purported benefits. The colour purple is known to lower stress and uplift your mood, which are just two fabulous reasons you may want to bring this hue to your home. So, if you’re ready to introduce Ultra Violet to your life, we’ve got some great ideas for you.
Plant purple perennials.
If you thought I wouldn’t suggest some beloved blooms that share this colour profile, you must not know me very well! One of the best ways to bring Ultra Violet around is to plant it in the ground. Choose through my list of favourite purple perennials, or try some of the varieties listed below:
Design a purple-inspired landscape.
Now that you have a list of some of the most beautiful Ultra Violet plants around, you can start working them into a creative garden design. There are plenty of complementary colours that work well with Rozanne and other purple perennials—just see some ideas here! Once you start playing with colour, you’ll get a knack for creating lush-worthy landscapes.
Use Ultra Violet garden accessories.
If you don’t have a ton of room to plant new varieties, you can still spruce up your garden area with pops of purple. Whether you find spirited purple pots for your container garden or simply get some Ultra Violet garden markers, little updates like these can make a big, positive impact on your outdoor area.
Try purple decor.
Why limit Ultra Violet to your garden? Bring the soothing shade inside via houseplants, artwork, throw pillows, and other decor items to truly embrace the colour of the year and let it work its powers on your mood.
Now, who’s ready for an Ultra Violet 2018? You can get more gardening trends and tips if you join Rozanne’s Inner Circle—just click here to get started.