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Pantone Ultraviolet Is The Color Of 2018: Ideas On How To Use It In Your Home And Life

Purple Rain, Purple Rain! The Pantone Color Institute has declared ULTRA VIOLET as THE COLOR of 2018! A gorgeous shade of purple!

Looking over this post before publishing it I thought, “wow, this is a really pretty post.” I need more purple in my life. Purple really pops!

Have a look!

Keep scrolling to get some “purple ideas” for yourself and your home.

Photo via Pantone

The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, power, and luxury. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Spiritually, the colors purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while calming the emotions and keeping us grounded. Purple is also associated with independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Prince was and still is synonymous with the color purple. He certainly had many of the attributes listed above. Creative, mysterious, imaginative, and somewhat magical. At least in my eyes…

Photo via Billboard

Beginning in the year 2000, The Pantone Color Institute names a particular color “Color of the Year”. This color then becomes the “it” color of that particular year. From, clothes, to jewelry, to home furnishings, to makeup, marketing, and more.

This year ULTRA VIOLET has won top honors and is described as “ a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Pantone states:

“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.”

I don’t know about you, but I think this color is FAB-U-LOUS!

While I don’t plan on going all out purple this year, I do think that I can incorporate it in small details. Maybe a potted violet in the kitchen window, beautiful ultra violet hydrangeas in a vase, purple nail polish, or gorgeous agate coasters. Keep scrolling to see them below. They are fab!

How do you plan to incorporate some ULTRA VIOLET in your life? Maybe with throw pillows, an accent chair, nail polish, or piece of art? Or are you more adventurous and willing to try a new paint color for a room in your home? Perhaps a purple sofa? Purple hair?

Whatever you do, make sure and get some ULTRA VIOLET  in your life this year!

Here are some images to inspire you!

A throw pillow makes for an easy way to add some purple in your environment.

Photo via Society6

Oh my Agate! These purple agate coasters are absolutely gorgeous! I think I am going to buy some now! Get them here: Set of 4 Natural Agate Slices Dyed Purple,Beverage Coasters Cup Mat,Irregular Healing Crystals Collection Home Decoration, Drink Gift 2.95-3.15 Inches (4pcs-Purple)

Purple hues can be found throughout this painting by local Houston artist Caryn Landauer and can be purchased via Franquiz Fine Art with shipping available.

Photo via  Franquiz Fine Art

Look at that fabulous violet door!

Photo via Little Elysian

An elegant vase of Hydrangeas add glamour and beauty to any room. Get tips on keeping them from wilting by clicking on the link below the photo.

I love Alliums! The gorgeous purple color really stands out in the landscape! And, they just look cool…

A purple chair really pops in a neutral toned space.

Photo via Home Adore

Prop your feet up on this purple ottoman from Iconic Home. I love the color and the acrylic legs! Get it here: Iconic Home Samson Modern Purple Velvet Button Tufted Acrylic Ottoman

For the adventurous types, purple hair is always an option! If you want to give it a try without committing to the color longterm you can try Clairol Color Crave Semi-permanent Hair Color, Orchid

Photo via Pop Sugar

Purple nails are a fun and easy way to incorporate the 2018 Pantone color. I’m loving this color by OPI called Norther Lights! Get it here:  OPI Infinite Shine Turn On The Northern Lights

Butter London offers several different products highlighting this year’s Pantone color!

Aren’t these African violets pretty? I think they would look great sitting in a kitchen window. They are small and easy to grow. Just click on the link below the photo for care instructions.

Photo via Almanac

So what do you think? Are you going to add ULTRA VIOLET to your life this year? Which of the above options are you most likely to try?

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