2018 Pantone Color of the Year – Ultra Violet

How to incorporate the 2018 Pantone Color of the year into your interior
The hardest thing about designing with Ultra Violet is people’s perception of the color. They usually either love it or hate it, not somewhere in the middle. When you are going to design with Ultra Violet there are a few factors to consider: Who is my audience? What is the intention of this color? Will this color give the right impact needed in the space? Its use should be intentional and thought out.

Pantone describes the color of the year: “Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. … Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”

With that being said, here are a few ways our design team suggests adding the 2018 Pantone Color of the year to your interior projects:

Start Small

Start incorporating Ultra Violet in small doses as accent pieces. Use it as an accessory, art print, or on a single piece of furniture. Accent pieces add spice and brightness to a space that can easily change with the seasons. This creates a focal point without going all-out.

Mix and Match

Feeling a little more creative? Try incorporating Ultra Violet with concretes and greys or other shades in the same color family. This approach will soften the Ultra Violet’s boldness; creating a more relaxed and tranquil environment. Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that point us toward the future, according to Pantone.

Go for BOLD!

Embrace the bold Ultra Violet vibe and create a lavish space. Paint the walls Ultra Violet and use rich tones of fabric, leather, and dark woods to exude a rich, romantic, and royal atmosphere. Ultra Violet is provocative, yet an adaptable hue with the ability to bring a room together that includes a variety of patterns and colors.