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Pantone Color Of The Year 2018 | Ultra Violet

Pantone Color Of The Year 2018 | Ultra Violet

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.


In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.

Three Decorating Tips 

1. Use it as an accent

Whether you end up with a few sprigs of lilac in a jar, a pair of purple throw pillows, or a vintage rug with a few violet threads in it, the easiest way to start decorating with a new color is to take baby steps.

2. Soften it with other purples, pinks, and blues

By working with other shades in the same color family—lilac, blush, mauve, blue, etc.—the boldness of Ultra Violet will soften and suddenly feel right at home.

3. Embrace a moody theme

Dark and romantic, purple begs for a full-on embrace of other supersaturated dark colors and rich fabrics. Think leather, velvet, and dark-colored woods—go big or go home, right?




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