Just a few days ago, the people who decide all things color trends came out with a color forecast for the upcoming year of 2018.
The striking, vivid-yet-not-quite-neon purple hue of the Year was announced early December. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute told the New York Times, “We wanted to pick something that brings hope and an uplifting message.” Now, this is not a color that everyone will be on board with. I’ve noticed that there are those who a passionate about purple and those who absolutely abhor it, with a fairly small middle ground. Time to savor in it all including the color du jour.
“The color” as most of you know, is a shade of “purple” A.K.A. violet, Pantone is calling Ultra Violet. I actually love this color – it’s a great color to wear and is flattering to many skin tones. I haven’t ever done an interior design project with the color purple, but perhaps I should.Today I bring you 5 ways I would use the color of the year in home decor. Take a look and let me know if you have any other ideas…
Here are my 5 ways to use violet in home decor as illustrated through these photos.
5 WAYS TO USE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR – ULTRA VILOET
- Throw Pillows – Upholster your pillows a bright violet pattern for the chair in the den.
- Feature wall wallpaper – Find a wonderful wallpaper with bold violet bohemian print for a powder room or hallway
- Violet sofa – Timeless if in dark violet velvet!
- Side Chairs – Take some bright violet side chairs for your office or living room for a pop of brightness and color
- Bench or stool – Take a small stool or bench into be covered with violet fabric from your local fabric shop
Here is how the Pantone folks describe this almost chartreuse shade of 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. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”
A very vivid color for a very bold year!
Wishing all of my readers a bright 2018!
Until next time,
Interior Design Student