How To Decorate With Ultra Violet, The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year


2018 Pantone Color of the Year Living Room

Pantone recently announced its selection for the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: “Ultra Violet,” a blue-based purple shade that’s supposed to evoke “mindfulness, spirituality, creativity, experimentation, and non-conformity.” In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.

When selecting a color scheme for a home, it’s true that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” While many people select colors that are timeless and complimentary, finding the right color is often rooted in finding your own inspiration. Whether you enjoy vibrant looks or more subtle neutrals, you should consider the full color wheel when designing a space. And if you’re open to exploring the use of Ultra Violet in your home, we’ve got some tips on how to decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year.

Whatever you think of Ultra Violet as the Pantone Color of the Year, get ready for a deluge of purply items from home decor to fashion and beyond. Each year the Color of the Year selection is highly influential in graphics and design, beauty, fashion and home decor. Call it purple or violet, a little of this eye-catching hue goes a long way, and the result can be quite fabulous. Let go of your preconceived notions of a “purple house,” and check out some of the beautiful ways designers have tastefully deployed the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year,  from subtle touches to serious statements.

Decorate with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet

2018 Pantone Color of the Year Living RoomHow’s that for a statement sofa? This designer’s use of Ultra Violet in a contemporary living room really works. Tour the rest of this classic Philadelphia row house here. Heidi’s Bridge

2018 Pantone Color of the Year SeatingSpeaking of making a statement, the seating in this ranch house, belonging to John and Linda Meyers of Soap and candle company Wary Meyers, really goes for Ultra Violet. Maybe a favorite among cats, too? Tony Luong

2018 Pantone Color of the Year BeddingWant to take a more moderate approach to including Ultra Violet in your home decor? Designer Alicia Cheung’s San Francisco home offers a stylish and subdued example of the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year in bedding. Carlos Chavarría

2018 Pantone Color of the Year RugsWork your way up to full Ultra Violet… start by testing the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year on flooring or in the basement. The patterned rug in this Joshua Tree midcentury home adds cozy textures and vibrant colors to cool concrete floors. Liz Kuball

2018 Pantone Color of the Year BathroomUltra hip. Check out the cool inclusion of Ultra Violet in this renovated Nashville Tudor bungalow? Gieves Anderson

2018 Pantone Color of the Year DecorAnd finally, go all in with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year. Not for the faint of heart or traditional decorators, but beautiful in it’s own right, the ceiling’s the limit for Ultra Violet, as demonstrated by this colorful artist commune in Chicago.

Whether you are looking to incorporate the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year into your custom home design or update your current home decor with more traditional neutrals, Turner Homes can help! Contact our custom home design team or Turner Concierge Services to get started.

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