At first glance I would imagine that you would wonder how in the world the 2018 Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet, will ever be incorporated into your life.
Well hold on because it already has been incorporated and I am certain that before the year is out, this color will have found its way into your home too!
First, the color as featured by Pantone
What do you think of it?
How would you imagine it used?
I know I don’t want to see it on my walls. Though I could see it as a gorgeous velvet tufted side chair in a room with pale gray walls and white fluffy rug.
So before I give you ideas of how to incorporate this color into your home, let’s take a look at how it has already been incorporated into our lives. This post does contain affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase, I get a small commission and you pay nothing more. Thank you!
Ultra Violet already in use
Is it growing on you? Marketing is kind of sneaky. The more you see products you love in this new color, the more you begin to soften to it, even if you didn’t like it! In fact, soon, you will not only accept it, but before long you will find yourself desiring it. To be quite honest, I was so disappointed when I laid eyes upon it this year. I thought “come on, we just had purple. In fact, we have been bouncing back and forth between greens and purples for the past few years.” That was not true however.
Emerald Green, which seems like just last year to me, was actually 2013 and Radiant Orchid (soft purple) was 2014. This past year was Greenery and now we are Ultra Violet. So in between there was Rose Quartz and Marsala.
Now that I have been perusing all of the items and there are so many more, the color has more than grown on me. I love it. But I am interested in where you are with it. I look forward to your comments.
Why Incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year Ultra Violet
Seriously, is it really important for you to use this color? It will be replaced next year with something new.
No, you don’t HAVE to use Ultra Violet, but here are a few reasons you may choose to.
- You love it! It is your Signature Color and you have waited for this moment in time (Melanie!) for your favorite color to be made into everything imaginable. Go for it.
- You want your home to look updated and so using this color in each room and your wardrobe will give that fresh and current feel to your home and you.
- Let’s face it, the industry has already made everything in this color and designed things to go with it so it is safer and easier to go with the flow.
How Can You Incorporate the Pantone Color of the Year Ultra Violet into Your Home
Every room in your home can have a pop of Ultra Violet if you want it. However, unless it is your Signature Color, be careful not to invest in large pieces or expensive pieces as you may wish to remove that color in 2019.
This is an easy room to add the color of the year in many or few ways and with a budget.
Look at placemats, napkins, towels, a rug, table cloth, flower arrangement, luncheon plates trimmed out in the color. If you are really wanting to impact your kitchen with the color of the year, get those utensils, a toaster and can opener and you will have everyone stunned at your smart looking and trending kitchen.
The Family Room
My go to item for seasonal and holiday touches is always Pillows. So if you have a neutral sofa, pillows would be the best way to bring the color into your room. Other ideas are candles, an area rug, as I mentioned earlier a side chair if you love it, a piece of art and glass.
We don’t typically have too much decor in our bathrooms but at the same time it is the one room in the home where people don’t get scared away when you get a little out of the ordinary. As we have seen for the past 10 years, wallpaper has made a big comeback and the first place people began testing it out was the bathroom. This would be a super fun way to add the color to your home.
Isn’t that fun?
Of course, towels, soaps, and decorative art, floor rugs will all bring the color into the bathroom in a much less permanent way. Don’t forget to use lavender bath salts and purple bubble bath to add those pops of color.
I believe by now you already have this down. You know what you could purchase for the bedroom, right? Pillows, bedspread, curtains or candles, lampshades, and area rugs.
What Are Your Plans?
Are you planning on using Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year? If so, please share in what ways.
We close on a new home this week. When we were picking out our countertops for the kitchen, the original granite actually had a splash of this in it sort of subtly. But after selecting it all we could think about was the white quartz with flecks of gray and so had I known perhaps I would have kept our first choice.
I have a clean slate for the most part. This home is smaller than our current and a lot of our current furniture won’t fit, so I was envisioning a fresher, brighter palette. I am definitely intrigued. Once we take ownership we will be working on it before moving in, so check out my youtube channel at the end of January and see if I have uploaded anything yet. Ultra Violet here I come~