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  1. Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 – Ultra Violet

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    Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 – Ultra Violet

    Each year a new colour dominates the design world and that’s all thanks to the power of Pantone and their chosen colour of the year; where Pantone lead, designers across all industries from fashion to interiors follow. For 2018, Pantone’s colour of the year is a striking shade of purple named Ultra Violet so get set to embrace Pantone 18-3838 (its official colour code) – we promise you’ll be seeing it everywhere!

    Why Ultra Violet?

    The authority on colour, Pantone’s selection is about so much more than setting seasonal trends. Since announcing their first colour of the year back in 2000, the experts who make this all important decision take note of what the world needs, and for 2018, their purpose is to inspire each of us to invent and imagine.

    Pantone describe Ultra Violet as ‘a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade’ and it certainly creates a captivating feeling with its mysterious and enigmatic tones. It feels a little bit futuristic too and Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone states ‘Intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.’

    Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels
    Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels

    How to use the colour

    From paint and prints, to fabric and furniture, the influence of Pantone’s colour of the year is apparent across all aspects of design. Here at Versital it’s no exception; our exciting range of 100% waterproof surfaces will effortlessly incorporate the trending tones of Ultra Violet into your space.

    Surfaces inspired by Pantone for Home Interiors

    If you’re decorating at home, adding one of our handmade surfaces as a vanity top or shower panel will look smart, sophisticated and bring the inviting allure of a hotel suite to your own bathroom. Try the understated and luxurious marble effect of Perlato Penthouse for a subtle nod to the trend.

    Perlato Penthouse marble from Versital inspired by pantone's colour of the year 2018 Ultra Violet

    If you’re designing for a commercial space, opt for our unique made-to-order surfaces as bar or table tops. In a wide range of finishes they’re perfect for bars and restaurants, or as decorative panels in salons and hotels. For instant interior impact, choose Penthouse or Shiraz, both of which have been inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year.

    Contemporary bathroom design at Royal Quays Marina Newcastle

    View Versital’s full range of Ultra Violet inspired surfaces via our exclusive colour palette, or if you’d like to find out more information about our surfaces, please call the team on 01204380780, or email sales@versital.co.uk

  2. Bold, bright and bespoke bathrooms at Royal Quays Marina Newcastle

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    Bold, Bright and Bespoke!

    Versital has been specified for new washrooms to be used by boat owners and their crew at Royal Quays Marina on the River Tyne at North Shields. Versital supplied bespoke stone resin shower panels and splashbacks in bold and exciting colours for this striking waterside development.


    Contemporary bathroom design at Royal Quays Marina Newcastle

    The new building is a stunning contemporary design which incorporates a café bar restaurant as well as the new washrooms. Situated right on the dock edge the glazed frontage gives superb views for diners over the boats moored in the marina, whilst the interior accommodates modern new washrooms for use by marina users.

    A Daring Look for Royal Quays Marina Newcastle Thanks to Versital Shower Panels

    Versital supplied stone resin wall panels and splashbacks in distinctive colours such as ‘Shiraz’, ‘Tangoed’, ‘Dorothy’, ‘Ice White’ and ‘Wenge’ to create 8 contemporary, spacious shower enclosures and washrooms that will serve the owners, family and crew of the 350 boats moored in the marina, as well as the many boats that visit this busy marina each year.

    “Our unique surface material is 100% non-porous, making it a great solution for commercial projects such as this.  The Marina’s bathrooms will look as good as new for many, many years to come as no stains or exposure to water can compromise their appearance. What’s more, they will never need to grout a tile again.”
    Gemma Stockberger, Head of Marketing and Sales for Versital UK. 

    Bright orange bespoke stone resin shower panels

    Versital’s non-porous, stone resin shower panels and splashbacks were made to measure for the Marina, allowing the design team to specify the exact shape, size. The design team picked the final colour selection from a range of 90 colours and finishes such as marble, granite, sparkle and high gloss.

    BrightBlue Studio, the RIBA Registered Architects who designed the Marina Building, specified bespoke Versital shower panels to provide a low maintenance bathroom solution. 

    “The Royal Quays Marina team were interested in more dynamic ideas, colours and products to invigorate the spaces, allowing us to flex our creative muscles. We specified Versital as we knew they could deliver a bespoke, easy to maintain solution as well as exciting colour options and smooth, consistent delivery.”
    Henry Amos, Director at BrightBlue Studio

    Royal Quays Marina which is widely regarded as the premier boating facility in the area wanted to cement this reputation by making sure that the new washrooms would be the ‘best on the coast’ and to ensure that any sailor who has endured a cold wet sail to reach the marina would be rewarded with first class facilities. The new facilities even include a full-size bath for a long hot soak if required! A little touch of luxury rarely found in a marina.

    “We are overwhelmed by the feedback so far from Marina users and the community. They love the building and new facilities. We were especially impressed at the way Bright Blue and Versital were to create such a bright and cheerful space. We are delighted with the results, and yes, they are the best washrooms on the coast!”
    Matthew Simms, Marina Manager

    For more information on stone resin shower panels from Versital, get in touch on 01204380780, or email us via our contact form.