Brintons Carpets is optimistic about the next year in color with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year,

Ultra Violet, leading the way into more vibrant and complex patterns. Last year, Brintons called attention to the rise of interest in the color blue, in response to designers across the Americas skillfully redefining hospitality’s standard palette by flooding hotel carpets in shades of navy. WHile subtle textural geometrics still boast classic blue, gold, and neutral colorations, Brintons condifendely embraces Ultra Violet as 2018’s focus for interiors across the region.

According to Pantone, Ultra Violet is a hue that communicates self-expression and ingenuity with an air of intricate creative mystery. Complexity is key with the 2018 color of the year. Nodding to 2016’s color binary (Serenity and Rose Quartz), Ultra Violet displays a more nuanced sense of duality, being a single shade composed of opposites blue and red.

Zeroing in on the hue’s versatility, Brintons designers discuss applying Ultra Violet in woven axminster. “In a classic analogous scheme, the color has found its way into background layers, adding a cool mysterious depth to hospitality design,” said Mandy Middlehurst, senior designer with Brintons Americas. “Although typically paired with neutrals and soft-denim blues, I have used [Ultra Violet] as a contrasting color pop on the uppermost layers in prefunction designs.”

Brintons sees Ultra Violet being used in multiple layers of axminster carpet designs and in all sectors: marine, gaming, public space, and hospitality. “The purple shade would also work successfully in larger open areas, giving a dramatic flair to casinos and conference halls,” said Middlehurst. “The energy of these spaces and their capacity to contain crowds speak a similar language to the vibrancy of Ultra Violet.”

Brintons match for Ultra Violet, Hockney 29-4110, is a rich blue-toned purple harmoniously complementing the jet black and cool steel shades in our upcoming collection launch, Oscillation II. Ultra Violet’s complexity falls right in line with the designs in Oscillation II, created by Paul Andino, senior designer for Brintons Americas. With extravagantly grand patterns in sweeping 24 ft. design repeats, these designs are perfect for large ballrooms and modern casino floors.

With Oscillation II, Andino pushes to uncover the possibilities in multifaceted geometric structures while exploring the natural fluctuation of cosmic movement. “This collection has an organic but calculated contemporary twist that we don’t always see in the market,” said Andino. “But my hope is these unexpected combinations will cause us to question the role that texture, line, and color play in the interior landscape and help us discover carpet;s new potential.

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