A bluer shade in the purple family, Ultra Violet is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018. While this intriguing hue has many possibilities in fashion and beauty, we’re excited about its potential in the realm of interior design. In fact, this color selection works on many levels. According to The Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination…From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”
In the past, we at Decoist have celebrated the return of galaxy- and moon phase-themed decor, and while colors such as Ultra Violet definitely played a role in these trends, there’s something undeniably exciting and sophisticated about the new possibilities the Color of the Year presents. Keep reading as we explore the many faces of Ultra Violet…
Not sure if you’re ready to swim in a sea of violet? Start small! These Iridescent Globe String Lights from Urban Outfitters are festive and whimsical. Available in Lime and Purple, you can guess which hue we love best…
CB2’s Galactic Jewelry Box channels the cosmos…with a hint of upscale glam!
How dreamy is this Chained Prisma Mirror in Violet from Anthropologie?! A range of tones can be seen on the surface, while a brass chain reminds us that this piece is perfectly on trend.
Also from Anthropologie is this Painted Range Lamp Shade in Violet, which showcases a wide array of the hue’s variations, from the blues to the reds. The landscape design is also undeniably amazing:
Urban Outfitters’ Boho Glass Candle can be repurposed as a planter once the wax has long burned away. One violet treasure, 2 distinct uses! Bring on the blue-purple goodness…
Bring some violet style to the kitchen by combining Urban Outfitters’ Tinted Highball Glasses in shades of Teal and Lilac. Purple meets blue for an overall Ultra Violet feel:
Ready to take the purple plunge? If you’re looking to introduce Ultra Violet in larger doses, there are more options than you might think. Surfaces ranging from rugs to bedding become canvases for this decadent, mysterious hue. First up: seating. While it might not be easy to find a violet sofa, there are options out there, like the set featured below:
You don’t have to buy a violet couch, but it sure helps to add in some luxe pillows that feature shades of violet! Layer them with other rich, velvety selections for a lush look. These floral cushion covers are from H&M Home:
Moving from seating to rugs, Anthropologie’s Gracia Rug in Lilac features a hint of violet. Tufting creates variation in pattern and depth:
For a more prominent violet statement, check out Anthropologie’s Overdyed Vedado Rug, which showcases a lovely pattern that’s at home in modern, eclectic and classic spaces alike:
Violet bedding can create a romantic, soothing ambience in your sleeping space. H&M’s Washed Cotton Duvet Cover Set in Purple adds a big splash of violet to the boudoir, and don’t be afraid to layer it with other hues, such as blue:
Sometimes just a dash of violet will do! The soft hues on this Dephine Dye Duvet Cover from Urban Outfitters are soft yet striking:
A similar look can be found on this Unicorn Marble Shower Curtain, also from Urban Outfitters. Bring a little bit of soothing violet to the powder room:
Celebrating Ultra Violet
If you like what you’ve seen in today’s post, don’t forget that there are many ways to bring Ultra Violet home, including shopping the color via Pantone’s curated collection. And of course, Pantone has its own online shop, complete with beloved favorites like their annual Color of the Year Mug, shown below in this year’s hue of choice!
Happy New Year, happy shopping and happy decorating!