Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet 18-3838



What does Purple symbolise? To me it symbolises peace, mystery, the universe and it also makes me question what is the future to hold?

'The Pantone Colour of the Year has come to mean so much more than 'what's trending' in the world of design; it's truly a reflectionof what's to needed in our world today' - Laurie Pressman - Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.


Are you looking at how to incorporate 2018's colour into your interior and life? Keep an eye out for future blogs!

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Bring the Outside Inside: How to incorporate Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year into your interiors #Greenery

In our previous blog post we introduced Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 as greenery 15-0343. It's fresh, natural and epitomises nature. But how can you incorporate nature into your interiors? We've provided 5 ways to do just this!

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Bring the outside inside by selecting shades of green for feature walls, whether it is nature-inspired wallpaper or luxurious paint, the shade of green could be light right through to bold. 


This may seem obvious but look at how you display your houseplants. Create an indoor garden space with shelves packed with your favourite plants, find feature pots and planters that make a statement or simply opt for low maintenance succulents. Houseplants will make your living space more comfortable, natural and breathable. 

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Compliment greenery with natural materials; from bamboo blinds to contemporary eco-furniture. Exposed brick walls in their natural state make for great focal points and natural wood can be durable and adaptable to most spaces. 

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Flood your home with natural light; it's not only an interior statement but also fosters a positive, healthy living environment. Don't obstruct sunlight with cluttered window decorations and utilise skylights where possible. 


Now this could well be a step too far for some but for others, it's the perfect opportunity to combine your green fingers and your interiors! Create your very own vertical garden with hanging planters, modular planting systems and climbing plants; it doesn't get much greener than this. 

Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year - Greenery 15-0343

Pantone recently announced their colour of the year for 2017 and we are delighted to hear that it is Spring shade Greenery 15-0343; a fresh and zesty green, it is nature's neutral.  

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What does the shade Greenery symbolise? It's symbolic to new beginnings and our desire to seek solace in the natural world, away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life, where one can relax, breathe and take time out. 

Refreshing and revitalising, we often think of green hues as welcoming and relaxing, identifying it to health, wellbeing and nature. 

How can you incorporate Pantone's 2017 Colour of the Year into your interiors? Check out our next blog post where we'll explore bringing the outdoors inside with tips on adopting the shade Greenery. 

Airbnb Residential Lettings - Interior Design Tips and Ideas

Are you considering letting your property on Airbnb? With this type of affordable travel becoming increasingly popular, you need to ensure your property stands out from your competitors with an aesthetically pleasing yet versatile design.

Whether it is a city apartment, rural cottage or townhouse, updating your interiors will help you market your property to the right people, at the right price. We have prepared a few questions that will provide an insight into where you could potentially make changes, identify design strengths and work on the weaknesses. 

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Does your property offer the illusion of space regardless of its size?
Do you have enough storage for the number of beds?
Where will guests store their luggage? 
If you are attracting families, is there a portable cot available and does it fit in the master bedroom? 
Have you considered sofa beds and folding tables? 
Are you using lighter colours in small spaces? 


Have you cleared away personal possessions and family photos?
Is your property open plan? Do you have room dividers as options for guests to use?
A well-stocked kitchen with utensils and crockery is essential but do you have enough cupboard space?
Have you considered a sideboard to store crockery or an island for cooking preparation?


Could you incorporate the local area into the design through materials and texture?
Would your interiors attract a wide audience from families to couples and groups of friends?
If you are letting the property out in cooler months, is there a cosy fire?
Do you have wipeable surfaces and hardwearing furniture? 
Do you have a guest book for feedback? 
What is your unique selling point? Do you have incredible views? Have you positioned furniture to take in the views?
Consider the experience of your guests from the moment they arrive, will they feel comfortable, happy and welcome? 

We hope you have found these questions useful. If you are looking for an interior design company to refurbish or design your Airbnb property, do contact us online or call 01202 777 408.

Interior Design Company: New R4 Interiors Office in Dorset

We are delighted to announce that we are moving to a new office space in Dorset. Take a peek at the premises before we've put our design skills to play, we are an interior design company after all, and come back later for the final reveal.