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Color Game : Ultra Violet / 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

"Ultra Violet" is the 2018 Pantone "Color of the Year." Could this dark, dull grayish purple be a new neutral?

As Pantone describes, "Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets." Whew! That's a lot to expect of a color. Let's take a look at how we can incorporate "the color of the year" into our rooms for 2018.

An Ultra Violet wall in a mostly white house. How fun to paint that wall in Pantone's new color each year.

Just a touch of Ultra Violet - spray paint a wicker shade and add velvet chair seats.

This bedroom uses Ultra Violet in accent pillows.

A whole lot of purple, including accents of Ultra Violet. Too much?


Beautifully colored chairs juxtaposed with cement block walls.

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Fun and surprising Ultra Violet cabinet interior.

While grayish purples have been around for centuries, it's fresh to call it "Ultra Violet" for 2018. Luxurious, timeless and a new neutral. Pantone Color of the Year traditionally influences interiors, cars, clothing and makeup. Here's to a violaceous kind of year.

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