Pantone selects a Color of the Year, and it's meant to forecast what's to come in fashion and home décor in the upcoming year. In December 2017, Pantone chose Ultra-Violet, a deep, saturated purple. Their choice was definitely a shock to most who follow their predictions, but it’s clear Pantone is trying to capture the current cultural zeitgeist. The Vice President of Pantone, Lauren Pressman, told The Associated Press the color was chosen to "evoke a counterculture flair, a grab for originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking." Today, more than ever, people aren't afraid to show who they are, think outside the box, or be known for their originality and uniqueness.
There are several ways to incorporate Ultra-Violet into your home and add a splash of drama and originality into your space!
This color is a bold choice, and most people may want to incorporate it into their homes in small doses. Throw pillows and blankets are a great way to add the purple hue to your living room or bedroom. Best of all, they require little commitment! You can also add a piece of art that features the color.
If you love the Ultra-Violet but are still unsure about incorporating it into your décor, there are so many beautiful violet orchids available. Flowers are a great way to add color to a space without it feeling overpowering. Pick one up at your local nursery or grocery store and you can feel like you are on trend without redoing your home.
You can also bring the Color of the Year into your kitchen! We are not saying to paint all your cabinets purple (unless you’re into that, we don’t judge), but instead look at smaller ways to bring the shade into your space. A beautiful ceramic serving bowl filled with limes would add dramatic contrast to your kitchen, especially if your cabinets are white or light gray. A small area rug at your sink would also be a great way to bring color and texture to your kitchen.
We’re excited to see how people incorporate this color into their kitchens. Let us know how you would use Ultra-Violet in you space!