Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultraviolet

Each year the color masterminds at the Pantone Institute analyze scores of media, fashion, interiors and a variety of other influencers to determine the “Color of the Year”. While this year’s pick Ultraviolet may initially conjure up images of sunblock, the intense color is described as “a proactive and thoughtful purple shade”…sounds impressive right? And it is, according to Laurie Pressman, vice president at Pantone, the color choice is more than just a pretty face, “its a symbol of freedom, imagination and awareness.” she says mentioning that the color sends a message “that our world truly needs right now” Keep reading for tips on how to incorporate this powerful shade into your home.


A quick, inexpensive way to incorporate the trend into a variety of rooms are pillows. Throw pillows come in an array of colors, shapes, textures, and patterns. We’ve spotted a Mongolian sheepskin throw pillow in the hue that would glam up a master bedroom and would work nicely with common color themes such as grey or navy blue. A fun geometric patterned pillow option that caught our eye would be a great way to add jazz to a functional sectional in living rooms.


Searching on Pinterest brings forth a wealthy of purple treatments for walls and even tile! A particularly dreamy image of a white wall punctuated with UltraViolet shadow box trim added regal elegance to a dining room. A feminine mix of blush and the deep purple made for a gorgeous backdrop on another swoon-worthy photo. Hanging out in our design studio we also discovered beautiful paint palettes from Sherwin Williams featuring vibrant tones such as Kimono Violet and Izmir Purple.


Our design team loves drawing inspiration from current trends to suit our sellers. We offer home staging at no additional cost to our clients to maximize the return on their investment. We’d love to help you explore the ways Ultraviolet can enhance your home whether for quick sale or an update on a home you plan to keep. Contact us at or give us a call at  301-802-1176 to start the conversation today!


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