CID asked Joakim de Rham and his peers to share their thoughts on the Pantone Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet

Co-founder and design principal
Swiss Bureau Interior Design


Ultra Violet is a mystical color that references the cosmos and it is also symbolic of counterculture and pop culture. That said, it is a challenging shade to use in interiors. But it is a good opportunity to experiment and try something new in 2018. Of course, it will be difficult to paint walls in Ultra Violet, but I see it more in the FF&E touches to create small but strong accents. Each year, we have a new color of the year by Pantone. It certainly influences all the creative sectors. It offers interior architects the opportunity to explore some new natural or synthetic materials in these colors.