Pantone has announced its color of the year as Ultra Violet, a dramatic, highly pigmented purple with black undertones. While it may not be the warmest or friendliest of colors, it certainly offers impact. All but the boldest homeowner might be hesitant to embrace such a dynamic hue. But design experts assure that it can be used in a number of ways throughout the home.
“Purple is regency and panache,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “(It’s a) complex hue with historical significance. Purple plays well with the gray trend we have seen but also reinvents itself with vibrant energy when paired with yellow, green and teal.”
If your design sensibilities tend toward the adventuresome, consider adopting Ultra Violet for an accent wall in a room that is otherwise dominated by neutrals and muted tones. The splash of vibrant color is sure to be a conversation piece for guests. Think carefully, however, about whether the hue will have a calming or energizing effect on you and your family. While it may not be ideal for a powder room, for example, it could be just the thing to perk up a den, play area or man cave.
Pantone’s color of the year is Ultra Violet, a bold hue. Here are a few ways to incorporate it into your home’s interior design.
Cast an eye toward the concept of gradation, using paler or deeper shades of violet to frame — and tame — the color of the year. An example would be pairing an Ultra Violet sofa with pale lilac walls and a black throw rug with tufted, deep purple accents.
Or find in Pantone’s 2018 selection an opportunity to relieve the drab feel of new construction on move-in. In the dining area, put its inherent drama to work in napkins, tablecloths and centerpieces. In kids’ rooms, Ultra Violet can feature prominently in a visually rich fantasy scheme to include walls, ceiling and bedding. Otherwise, tiptoe toward the trend by choosing bath towels and rugs in the saturated color.
“Deep purple offers an opportunity to strike a captivating balance in the home,” notes Christine Marvin, director of corporate strategy and design at Marvin Windows and Doors. “Paired with simplicity and streamlined design elements, a pop of purple tones in a patterned wallpaper or furnishings maintains an elegance that is a refined, new interpretation of modern design.”
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Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle