Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

 Via New York Times

Via New York Times

Many people call purple the color of passion and I have to say I might agree, because everyone has a passionate opinion about purple! People either love it or hate it, and not a whole lot in between. I don’t think there’s any color I could hate, but purple can certainly be a tricky color to work with, especially in the bright, saturated Ultra Violet shade Pantone has just introduced as the color of the year for 2018.

 Via New York Times

Via New York Times

I don’t even know if I could pull off wearing a color as intense as Ultra Violet, let alone decorating a room with it, but it can be done!  Maybe if Prince came back to life and asked me, I’d certainly be game for the challenge! Generally if I use purple, I prefer moody amethysts, soft lilacs, or deepest aubergine.

 Alex Papachristidis

Alex Papachristidis

So how would I recommend staying on trend using such a bright shade of purple? Simple, I’d begin with an orchid, before starting a room, just to see how you like it. Mother nature is always the best colorist anyway.

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What do you think about Pantone’s choice? Will you be wearing it, or using it in your home? I’d love to see how you are using the color of the year, and for more Ultra Violet inspiration, be sure to visit my latest Pinterest board!

Warmly, 

Beth