* Pantone’s color of the year is Ultra Violet
* Purple-hued color symbolizes creativity and rebellion
* Get the look in subtle ways with these home decor pieces
The recently announced 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, a deep yet radiant, contemplative yet brash hue that has long been associated with transcendence, imagination and problem solving– all of which many feel they’ll need in 2018. Here’s how to make this purple-hued color work for you and your home this year.
1. “7 PM” Print Artwork
This gallery-quality Giclee print is titled “7 PM” and it captures the mysterious violet tones that prevail just after the sun has dipped below the horizon.
2. Primula Floral Cast Iron Teapot
A quality cast-iron teapot with an abstracted floral motif and a beautiful deep ultra violet and blue finish, this piece benefits from both practical and aesthetic virtues that make it an easy tea-time go-to.
3. Urban Outfitters String Lights
It’s easy to create a beguiling atmosphere with these ultra violet vine-style string lights. Versatile and easy to arrange, they come with an indoor-outdoor safe electric adapter and endless possibilities.
4. Gear New Cutting Board
Often, you’d be hard pressed to find a cutting board in Pantone’s color of the year. But this cutting edge kitchen accessory from Gear New comes through with an abstract, almost Kandinsky-like pattern in 2018 ultra violet.
5. Søciety 6 Curtains by RosalieS6
Billed as “color therapy,” these soothing yet inspiring ultra violet curtains are lightweight polyester, and thick enough to be partially light-blocking. Their subtle gradient deepens toward the floor and invites peace and contemplation.
6. Kenroy Home McCauley Table Lamp
The McCauley Table Lamp (not named for the Home Alone and Party Monster star, apparently) by Kenroy Home is a funky modern design that blends some ‘70s swag with an overall clean minimal look. Plus, finished in the Pantone color of the year for 2018, it evokes Prince’s “Purple Rain. “
7. Safavieh Milan Shag Rug
This Safavieh Milan purple shag rug is another great modern use of ultra violet. Deep and distinguished, it combines disco-era luxe trimmings with smooth, long-wearing quality.
8. Ikram Design Pouf
This Moroccan-style pouf from Ikram design is a solid and comfortable way to bring some of Pantone’s 2018 color of the year into your living room or den. Handmade of genuine leather.
9. HomePop Velvet Storage Settee
Hands-down one of the most practical deep violet items around, this tufted velvet storage settee is just over 4’ wide and offers seating along with nifty storage, plus a pair of arm rests.