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December 21, 2017

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

Every year, the colour experts at the Pantone Colour Institute pore over research and analyses of design, film, food, fashion, art, and entertainment, as well as materials, travel, sports, and technology, to arrive at a Colour of the Year. The colour for 2018 is Ultra Violet.

Pantone describes Ultra Violet as a “provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that embodies individuality and spirituality. It alludes to the mysteries of the cosmos and the unknown. It’s an emblem of originality, championed by pop culture icons including Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix. It encourages us to be experimental and inspires us to push our creatives boundaries.

Ultra Violet offers a powerful tool to those of us who communicate visually. It provides us with an impactful tone that symbolizes and speaks to the mood of the current social and cultural climate, and that addresses a need to think originally, creatively, and with ingenuity.

Using Ultra Violet to Decorate the interior of your home

Pantone’s annual Color of the Year selection makes an impact on the home and interiors industry. Here are a few ways that you can incorporate ultra violet into your home.

Use it as an accent

Every Pantone color of the year can become the perfect touch for accent furniture. Ultra Violet is a particularly bold and eye-catching color so it’s best to pair it with neutral backdrops and warm wood elements. Whether you end up with a few sprigs of lilac in a jar, a pair of purple throw pillows, or a vintage rug with a few violet threads in it, the easiest way to start decorating with a new color is to take baby steps.

Vibrant bedroom walls

It is often encouraged to use darker colors on bedroom walls. They’re surprisingly relaxing and not as gloomy as one would think, especially if it’s a stylish and enigmatic shade such as Ultra Violet.

Dining chairs with style

When it comes to decorating dining rooms, some focus on the lighting, making the pendant lamp or the chandelier the focal point of the room. Others keep the furniture and the fixtures simple and use eye-catching wall art to highlight the room. Another strategy is to turn the dining chairs into the most colorful and eye-catching elements of the decor and Ultra Violet is a perfect choice.

Soften it with other purples, pinks, and blues

By working with other shades in the same color family—lilac, blush, mauve, blue, etc. the boldness of Ultra Violet will soften and suddenly feel right at home.

Although purple is not an easy color to design with, there are many small pieces that you can add into your design that can bring a room together. Executive Furniture Rentals has a wide selection of furniture and accessories to choose from.

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