Pantone’s Color of 2018: Ultra Violet

Pantone’s Color of 2018

Ultra Violet

How to incorporate this bold color in your home.

Pantone’s pick for color of the year affects every aspect of the fashion, furniture and home decor industry. You will find fabric prints with this color that will be used to create the latest runway fashions to the fabric on furniture pieces.

This color is BOLD. With it’s sci-fi futuristic appeal, this color is sure to make a statement- even in accentuated doses. Ultraviolet is essentially a very light and vibrant color purple.

The best way to incorporate this color in your home is with accent pieces. Unless you absolutely love Ultra Violet, the best way to add this color to your home is in a smaller more concentrated and calculated style and fashion.

While I don’t see homeowners installing ultra Violet colored cabinets or floors, I do see them, however, purchasing items that accessorize their home in this color. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to bring this color into your home that fits your style and decor.

It’s been proven that color can affect moods. Being this color is so bright and vibrant, adding this color in just the right places in your home can help with its Feng Shui. In the art of Feng Shui- purple is a a highly vibrational color.

Area Rugs

Area rugs come in a wide array of colors, designs, styles, sizes and shapes. If you want to add some Ultra Violet flair, choosing an area rug that utilizes this color is sure to make a bold statement. Area rugs also serves a more functional purpose as well such as protecting your floors from chairs and furniture. If you want to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year, choosing an area rug may be your best choice!

Pictures / Paintings / Wall Art / Art Pieces

One of the easiest ways to add Ultra Violet in your home is to add pictures and photos, paintings and art pieces. Regardless of your home’s decor or your artistic preference, you can be certain to find a piece of art that is beautiful and speaks to you.

Paint an Accent Wall 

Since Ultra Violet is the color of the year, paint brands will be sure to have this color stocked. Go bold with an accent wall- or whole room! Have fun with your purples and paint your walls and trim different shades. Decorating is about having fun with your designs. Painting is relatively inexpensive should you want to repaint a new color for Pantone’s 2019 color of the year.

Chairs / Sofas / Ottomans

If your space and decor can handle an Ultra Violet accent chair, ottoman or couch, then this is a fantastic way to incorporate this color in your home. You can certainly find these furniture pieces with beautiful patterns if a solid purple sofa isn’t necessarily your preference.


If you aren’t looking to do any updates, or purchase any more furniture, adding some purple foliage plants may be your answer to incorporating this color into your home’s decor. Orchids for example, come in bright vibrant colors.

Drapes / Curtains

Like chairs / sofas / ottomans, if you have decorated your home so that purple drapes and curtains will not clash with your furniture this is a great way to add that ultra violet color. Drapes and curtains are probably the easiest of options to replace once you are ready for a new color and style.

Lamps / Statues / Figurines

These are great accessories for your home. Like that of an outfit, a home’s decor isn’t complete unless accessorized. Accessorizing with lamps, statues, and figurines, is a perfect way to include this years chosen color of Ultra Violet.

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