Pantone’s Color of the Year is Here

Color junkies, rejoice! Pantone has announced its 2018 Color of the Year. Each year, the selection impacts the home decor and fashion industry, even though the average consumer may not realize it. In 2016, for example, Pantone selected Rose Quartz as the Color of the Year, and suddenly the same blush hue was everywhere, commonly called Millennial Pink. Last year’s selection of Greenery was meant to symbolize freshness and new beginnings, and suddenly the color was everywhere.

Color of the Year

So what color has Pantone deemed worthy this year? Ultra-Violet.

According to Pantone, β€œIn interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.”

Touches of Ultra Violet, and all it symbolizes, can bring an inspiration to creativity and openness into your decor. How can you incorporate new colors without redoing your whole interior design concept?

The Spruce offers several ideas to add pops of color:

  • Paint One Wall
  • Add Throw Pillows
  • Change out a Lamp
  • Add a Rug
  • Invest in a Work of Art
  • Snuggle Up with a Throw Blanket

You don’t have to go over-the-top painting your walls or purchasing new furniture in Ultra Violet to benefit from its ability to make a statement.

So what do you think of the new Color of the Year?

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