How to use the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year in your home

The announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year is always an exciting one for design and decor buffs, and the choice for 2018 did not disappoint—Ultra Violet.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. [Pantone]

With a new year upon us, it’s time for a fresh start, for your home too. If you’re feeling inspired to freshen up your space, here’s how you can use the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year in your home.

  • Bold furniture: this is actually one of the predicted home design trends for 2018 (according to Houzz), so it’s a great opportunity to showcase the Colour of the Year—with a violet sofa.
  • Change up the textiles: for many people, accent pieces that tie a room together come in the form of their pillows or throws, maybe even just their curtains. These are inexpensive pieces to replace in a room, so switching in some green tones would make the transition into the shade of 2017 an easy one.
  • Paint the place: giving a room a fresh coat of paint is sure to transform your space instantly. Violet tones symbolize non-conformity and creativity, so if that fits for you, revitalize a room with a coat of paint!
  • Decor accents: the same way an accent couch or chair can bring attention to a particular shade and exert a particular emotion, the same can be done on a smaller scale with decor accents. This also allows you to save some money if you’re looking to get a little creative. Try scoping out some eye-catching violet accents from your favourite home decor store, or paint some of your existing pieces. Even a violet stripe or design on a classic piece can give it new life and pull a room together.

Looking for some amazing inspiration for ‘ultra violet’ in your home? Check out these beautiful ideas on Pinterest.