And The Color Of The Year Is…

Welcome to 2018! I can’t believe we have just started another year. I was recently reminiscing about the past year and my life in general. I have just celebrated another birthday so I am a year older (and hopefully wiser?).  It seems like just yesterday our children were little and running around the house. Now, they are adults and living their own lives which means I am older. Where did the time go and how did that happen? It seems to me that as you get older the time goes more quickly. But, also with each new year comes new trends in home décor. Pantone Color Institute has great influence on these trends because each year they choose a new “Color of the Year.”  And this year Pantone’s Color of the Year is…  ” The blue tone purple allows us to express individuality, non-conformity and push boundaries. Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, states, “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.”  We will be seeing this color in all types of home décor items from fabric and wallpaper to furniture and accessories. Ultra Violet will make a statement in any space. It may be one of tradition or elegance or one of unexpected boldness. Now let’s take a look at some accessories and finishes to help you imagine how this color will work in your home.


Pair a beautiful brushed nickel chandelier with a gorgeous vase.


Or, a gold coffee table with a jewel toned lamp.


A beautiful mirror paired with these dining room chairs will be a hit!


Bedding paired with an ultra violet rug adds a pop of color in a neutral room.


Pair a luxe gold drawer pulls with an interesting piece of art.

These are just a few of the ways you can incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, into your décor. Small pops of color can make a big impact. But, if you are bold, try using Ultra Violet on a wall by painting an accent wall this beautiful color or using a wallpaper that has this Color of the Year in it. This is a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. It’s a new year why not be daring! So, next time you are out shopping pay attention to how Ultra Violet is used in home décor and imagine ways it can be used in your home.

Until next time, happy decorating!