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A Way to Bring Some Glamour
Ultra violet's connection with some of music's most inventive artists—especially Prince and David Bowie—make it an obvious choice for glamorous city apartments, say Loecke and Nixon. But that doesn't mean you can't use the color in a more rustic environment, especially in homes with lots of outdoor space. Braff suggests covering outdoor furniture cushions in ultra violet fabric, with navy piping (especially nice next to hydrangeas come summer). The one place Loecke and Nixon can't see ultra violet working? The American Southwest, because the color was so prevalent in that region in the 1980s and can feel dated.