How to Decorate with Pantone Color of The Year 2018 Ultra Violet

Every year Pantone launches a color that they predict will be the color you will predemonitaly see in the market of home decor. This year their color of the year for 2018 is ULTRA VIOLET. I don’t know about you but every year I get my big eye roll ready on these colors because they seem so out there. They are such unique colors that the general public finds hard to integrate into their homes. This color is no different this year. To think everyone will just paint their walls in this purple or pay lots of money for furniture in this rare shade is well dreaming big! But I am here to tell you that I think this color (and it’s hues) can be really gorgeous and statement making if used in certain ways. I am also here to help you add in a few pops of this ultra violet color to your home without it being overwhelming and make your home current and stylish. SO how about that!

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These hues of ultra violet are gorgeous and totally appropriate if used properly. So let’s dig right in on how you can use them in your home.

How to Decorate with Pantone Color of The Year 2018 Ultra Violet:

1. As an accent wall

Be it one wall or all the walls in a room, ultra violet makes a show stopping statement when added as a wall color. I particularly love it as a accent wall and used in a pass through space like a entry or hallway. Moulding plays a huge part and gives it a architectural detail. Accenting the wall color in a accessory or piece of furniture will give dimension to the color as well.

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Using ultra violet in a powder bathroom is a fun twist on a space your guests will see. Use it in a wallpaper in a fun pattern like below for a modern twist and accent it in towels and flowers.

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2. Use on a piece of furniture

You can be less daring and use ultra violet in furniture pieces. Use it as the only pop of color in a neutral space to draw the eye into the room. It truly gives a elegant and refined look in this dining room below don’t you think?

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Using pillows in the same color and fabric makes this neutral space have a clean modern edge. The silver touches in metal finishes makes this room feel updated and fresh.

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Go a few shades darker for a dramatic look. I love the rustic beam work in the dining space below. It tones down the modern edge of the chairs and makes it a lot warmer of a space.

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I love in this space how they painted the ceiling the same ultra violet color as the chairs. It really gives it a cohesive look.

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3. Use in accessories

If you are still not ready to commit to ultra violet, then I suggest trying it out in some accessories for your home. It is a little less overwhelming and very easy to change in and out of your already existing decor. Some examples of this would be artwork, candles, baskets, pillows and throw blankets. I also have shopped some home accessories for you at the bottom of this post so you can see my recommendations for some accessories in ultra violet.

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This bold ultra violet stair runner is whimsical and such a fun color to pop on the stairs! It looks modern with the white edge detail of the stairway and definitely leads your eye upwards.

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4. As a guest bedroom/teen bedroom color palette

I absolutely love this color for a guest room and a teen room. I think it gives it a playful sophistication and is cheerful.

I personally would use it in a lighter shade for the bedding (like below) and then pop the richer darker hue in the floor like in a area rug.

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I just love the white furniture accents and even the crystal chandelier in this teen room. It still feels youthful and not baby at all.

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I love how they accented this kid’s room with artwork and the ultra violet color. Such a fun way to add a personal touch! And talk about a whimsical accent with the lime green chair! Such a fun look to this space.

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5. Mixed with turquoise

Mixing a deep turquoise with the ultra violet color definitely brings sophistication to the room. Out of all the colors in the spectrum this is my favorite color combo. Either use the turquoise on the wall and ultra violet in the furniture or reversed. If selecting turquoise as a wall color, look for one that has a little bit of a purple hue in it.

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6. In cabinetry

This might be the riskiest way to use ultra violet but look at how gorgeous it is. The cabinetry below goes into a deeper hue and is in a laquer. I could see this in a butler’s pantry or other space like a library. It is just gorgeous accented with gold hardware.

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So whether you are embracing the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 or still skeptical, I hope this guide helps you to add a pop of it into your life this year. It is very pretty and has a feminine edge to it. I have put together a few home decor and fashion pieces for you too so take a look below. Enjoy!

My favorite Ultra Violet pieces for your home:

My favorite Ultra Violet pieces for your wardrobe:

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  1. This year’s Pantone color will be such a magical experience! I use mainly flowers for adding some color accents to my home, and there are lovely flower types in ultreviolet hues. I woudn’t stand adding a whole couch i thiscolor, but may be some cushions would work great. Thanks fot the inspiraion!

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