The Pantone Colour Institute has selected 18-3838 (Ultra Violet) as the Pantone colour of the year. Describing Ultra Violet as a ‘provocative and thoughtful purple shade’, the colour experts’ decision will influence colour trends for the next 12 months. If you love purple, then it’s good news for you! You can expect to see deep purple in fashion, interior design, art, accessories, and more during 2018.

If you are thinking of refreshing your home this year, then purple could be ideal. This versatile shade adds a welcome touch of vibrant colour to a room and is a perfect choice for your blinds, curtains and shutters. The team at Norwich Sunblinds can help you find your preferred colour and fabric. Book a design consultation with us today and kickstart your 2018 home décor update.

Purple blinds, shutters and curtains: Find your perfect shade

5 steps from Norwich Sunblinds

1 – Shades of purple: blinds, curtains and shutters

You can be inspired by the Pantone of the Year. If Ultra Violet is not for you, why not consider different shades of purple from jewel to lilac, and everything between. Colours on the purple spectrum include plum, violet, orchid, amethyst and lavender in varying intensities from vibrant hues to subtle washes. Pick your shade! Speak to the Norwich Sunblinds team about our range of colour and fabric options.

Fabric sample from the Linoso range from Clarke & Clarke

A deep mauve from the Linoso range of fabrics from Clarke & Clarke

Lilac fabric sample from the Linoso range of fabrics from Clarke & Clarke

A wash of lilac from the Linoso range of fabrics from Clarke & Clarke

Norwich Sunblinds offer a variety of curtain poles to match your made to measure curtains.

Close up of stylish curtains in pale amethyst hues, fabric by iLiv

Stylish curtains in pale amethyst hues, fabric by iLiv

Pleated blinds can make a vibrant colour statement:

Pink pleated perfect fit blinds

Pleated blinds with fabric by RAIrwin make a vibrant colour statement


2 –Show your creative side with purple patterns from Norwich Sunblinds

A print is a great way to showcase your love of the colour purple and adds a creative touch to your interior design. Choose from bold floral patterns or modern prints, abstract or traditional, where purple is the dominant colour. A print on a lighter background will really standout, helping to ensure that your chosen fabric has maximum impact. Prints work especially well on curtains. At Norwich Sunblinds we offer quality made to measure curtains with free measuring and fitting. Our knowledgeable team can also help you find coordinating curtain tie-backs and curtain poles.

Pretty floral fabric sample in shades of lilac from the Bloomsbury range of fabrics by Clarke & Clarke

Pretty floral pattern in shades of lilac from the Bloomsbury range of fabrics by Clarke & Clarke

Striking prism design in violet, fabric sample by iLiv

Striking prism design in violet, fabrics by iLiv

Book a free home design consultation, the expert team at Norwich Sunblinds will measure up, provide you with a quote, and can install your curtains for you.

3 – The good mixer: Add a touch of purple

If you don’t want to go the whole hog, try fabrics featuring Ultra Violet or shades of purple as part of a pattern design or in a subtle single tone. Choose the colour as an accent rather than as the dominant shade. Purple tones mix well with neutrals, which help subdue the colour. On the other hand, you could also look for a striking contrast such as greens, pinks and blues. Purple is a good mixer, works well with other colours, try teaming your curtains or blinds with matching accessories to create a coordinated look.

This versatile colour is not room specific, is ideal for living room or bedroom curtains, or blinds for the bathroom, office and kitchen. Need inspiration? Speak to the friendly team at Norwich Sunblinds, we can suggest colour schemes that work for your home. We can also help you decide on the best curtains, shutters or blinds – roller blinds, pleated blinds, roman blinds, panel blinds or venetian blinds – for your chosen room.

Roller blind with Liberty Azalea fabric design from Louvolite

A splash of vibrant purple works well with blues, pinks and yellows

Sheep in lavender fabric sample from the Henley collection of fabrics designed by iLiv

Pale lavender combined with neutrals creates a relaxing ambience, ideal for bedroom blinds

Roman blind with Iris fabric by Louvolite

A subtle iris shade adds a tranquil note when combined with white walls and neutral furniture

4 – Futuristic or Traditional shades of purple?

Make an impact with your choice of fabric design and colour shade. When you think of faraway galaxies and space, a vibrant tone of purple springs to mind. Whereas a deep opulent shade combined with sumptuous fabrics has a traditional almost regal feel, especially when seen in curtains with a luxury drape.

Give your décor a futuristic or traditional look with our wide selection of fabrics and designs.

For example, a simple yet stylish purple venetian blind on a white wall creates a contemporary minimalist look:

Purple venetian blind

Opulent fabrics with a bold traditional pattern create a luxurious look.  Norwich Sunblinds also offer coordinating tie backs for your made to measure curtains

Luxurious curtains and tie-backs

Prestigious Textiles Grand Palais fabric in living room or bedroom curtains, with tie backs.

5 – Pick your pantone!

As an independent company, we are not tied to any franchise and can therefore source from any supplier, offering you a massive range of fabric choices and design solutions. Our blinds, shutters and curtains are made in Norfolk, at our Attleborough Workshop, to your exact specifications. You choose the colour and fabric design to suit your home décor, while our expert team guides you through the process. You can browse through fabric samples in our showrooms or at your home/office, whichever is more convenient for you.

Shutters are available in a variety of colours, mainly from the Dulux Trade & Heritage range,  Farrow and Ball (certain ranges) Paint & Paper Library and the Little Green Paint Company.

Norwich Sunblinds shutters can be custom painted and come with a five-year guarantee giving you peace of mind.

White Shutters


Close up of purple pleated blinds

Purple pleated blinds with a subtle pattern, fabric from RAIrwin

Whatever your choice of colour and fabric, do get in touch. We’d love to help create your blinds, curtains or shutters. To complete the look, we can also make cushions and soft furnishings to match. Give your home a fresh look for 2018 with Norwich Sunblinds. Pop into one of our Norfolk Showrooms or book an in-home visit today.