Pantone Color of the Year 2018- Ultra Violet
Ultra Violet Room Inspiration
Here is a selection of our Favorite Ultra Violet Interiors for your own inspiration!
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” 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.
Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. 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.
Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.
“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” added Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence. The Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands."
Tips for How to Use Ultra-Violet in Your Space:
- Vibrant shades of ultra-violet look best paired with Jewel tones (especially blues) or set against a dark walled room with dark furniture
- Ultra-violet looks best teamed with various shades of ultra-violet rather than a singular shade on it's lonesome own
- If you are trying to pair ultra-violet in a white walled space, opt for a combination of pastel ultra-violet tones with darker less saturated ultra-violet pieces. Highly Saturated Ultra-Violet on its own can look very kitsch & incongruous against a white wall. See below (the tone is too saturated against a white space, the wall color needs a little grey mixed in to tone it down).
In Celebration of Pantone Color of the Year 2018, Paradis Maison has a new Ultra-Violet Collection!
Here is a list of our Favorite Ultra-Violet Finds from Etsy!
Ultra-violet book selection (Perfect for the OCD Decorator!)
Violet Book Ends
Purple Fluorite Tower Crystals
Emerald Cut Violet Soap
French Purple Macaroons!