Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 Greenery was introduced with great delight on my part with its fresh and hope-filled hue that raced around the world with a frenzy from interior design to fashion and merchandising applications. Now, according to Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, the “Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” And the message of Ultra-Violet, Pantone Color of the Year 2018 is what’s needed today.
Words like “inventiveness,” “imagination,” and “creative inspiration” speak the language of Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. This blue-based purple inspires exploring new technologies, artistic expression and spiritual reflection according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
But you may be asking at this point how should you incorporate this Ultra Violet into your decorating plan? By using the same basic design fundamentals that ensure a great outcome. I love Nancy Fire, creative director of HGTV Home, response to questions of applying the color purple to interior design: “Ultra Violet works well as an accent pillow, wallpaper geometric combined with grey, and of course, a regal color that plays well with grey, loden green and many neutrals.” In other words, pay close attention to scale, balance, pattern and texture within the space you are designing.
So, for those who appreciate visuals I’m including a variety of applications that hopefully will inspire you to incorporate this regal color into your interior design. This color is perfect for the adventurous and will add a touch of royalty to your home!