Last week Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018–Ultra Violet–a stunningly deep, regal shade of purple. We must say, after playing it safe the past several years (including last year’s “Greenery” and 2016’s duo of “Rose Quartz and Serenity”), we’re excited Pantone has chosen such a fun, fearless color!
That being said, this vivacious violet is less about #trending and more about #timelessness. Purple has long been one of the most coveted colors, so when it comes to interior design, you can be confident it won’t be losing its popularity anytime soon. Depending on your comfort level and décor situation, here are 3 suggestions for integrating this color into your life.
PLAY IT SAFE: FLOWER POWER
Want the easiest, most successful (or at least risk-free) way of introducing new colors into your spaces? You already guessed it. Play it safe with temporary elements such as flowers (orchids in the winter; hydrangeas in warmer temps) and venture out from there. Also, throws, pillows, and areas rugs are nominal investments that can easily be added or subtracted later.
TAKE IT FOR A SPIN: POWDER ROOM
Love the color but hesitant to bite off too much? Choose a smaller space, such as a powder or laundry room to paint the walls. This particular purple would look fabulous as a compliment to white wainscoting. Also, the lavender body products you most likely have on hand are sure to make perfect (and practical) décor accents.
BOLD & BEAUTIFUL: WALLPAPER
Palasini Plum wallpaper by Designers Guild
Renowned textiles company Designers Guild has made its reputation in the design world by using colors similar to this year’s Ultra Violet for a long time. Makes sense, as they are based in the UK, where residents are known for using bright palettes to cheer up their gray, dreary days. Choose one of any number of available fabrics and wallpapers from our design center and get ready to live like the Queen (or King, man).
And be sure to check out a few more of our favorite ideas and ways to utilize this color on our brand new Pantone COTY 2018 Pinterest Board.