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The Unifier for a Room That Feels Disjointed
Loecke (who co-wrote Prints Charming
with Nixon) notes that one of 2017's trends was "maximalism"
—that is, spaces that combine a riot of color and patterns. He sees ultra violet as a tool that can help you embrace this movement, since it complements so many colors, from red, green and yellow, to blue, black and gray. "We consider it a good 'bridge' color," Loecke says. For instance, a floral rug and striped wallpaper might seem at odds with each other—until you bring in a chair or other piece of furniture in ultra violet. The purple will help tie everything together, since the color looks great with so many hues. Braff also loves it with tangerine, aqua and apple green.