5 Ways to Decorate Your Home with Pantone’s Color of the Year

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Pantone Color Institute, the world’s foremost authority in all things color, has unveiled the Color of the Year for 2018: Ultra Violet. It’s a rich shade of purple that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

Ultra Violet symbolizes royalty, creativity, experimentation, mindfulness, and non-conformity. Some may find it slightly challenging to decorate with this bold, eye-catching hue, but it can be a versatile shade that goes a long way given the right approach.

We’ve gathered 5 creative ways to decorate your home with this bright and beautiful color.

Wonderful Walls

What better way to welcome change this 2018 than by painting your walls with a color that holds great visual impact. Whether you’re painting your interior or exterior walls, Ultra Violet brings a dramatic and sophisticated ambience in any area.

Keep in mind that this color can take on different appearances, depending on the time of day and exposure to natural light. Before painting your walls, make sure to look at a large color sample at different times throughout the day to help you better visualize how it will look. Matte Ultra Violet paint looks great as a solid backdrop and its versatility complements furniture and rugs with similar color palettes, as well as brick walls and wood.

Lively Living Space

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Consider making a bold statement in your living room by decorating your couch with Ultra Violet throw pillows and adding ottomans of similar shades. This is a fantastic way to create a vibrant and elegant space.

Remember, this color may get too overpowering if used in the entire living room. For balance, add accents such as wooden frames, bottles, vases, and furniture pieces in neutral or subdued yet complementing shades.

Beautifully Bold Bedroom

Use Ultra Violet to spice up your bedroom. Painting the walls or ceiling with this color brings a joyful and uplifting feel to a space. It also makes a room appear larger. Complete the look with white linens and soft lighting.

Bedroom curtains also greatly influence the room’s entire ambience. If you don’t want to change the color of your walls, you may opt for Ultra Violet curtains to enhance the room’s subdued palette. Add a headboard, bedding, pillows, or other décor in a similarly rich shade to tie the look together.

Charming Crystals

With its beautiful Ultra Violet hues, using Amethyst crystals as home décor is a fantastic way to bring an easy, bohemian vibe into a room.

Apart from its aesthetic value, Amethyst is said to have unique properties that heal, stimulate creativity, soothe the mind and emotions, and counteract negative energies. It is also widely regarded for bringing luck and prosperity.

Artistic Accents

Create different moods by adding art pieces such as paintings or sculptures in your living space. Combine with shades of red to create a warm color scheme, or add lighter shades of purple for a more romantic touch.

Combine with pink for a more delicate and feminine color scheme. Ultra Violet works best with subdued earth tones when you’re trying to achieve a serene interior.

These are just a few examples of how you can use Pantone’s Color of the Year to achieve a unique, remarkable look for your home. Be inspired to decorate to suit your personal style and see your living space with a brand new perspective.

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