Ultra Violet: Color of the Year
Every year, the color experts at PANTONE release a color of the year, which is a color snapshot of what is taking place in the global culture. Previous colors include greenery, rose quartz, and marsala. This year, PANTONE has chosen the color, Ultra Violet. According to the PANTONE website, ultra violet is “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade that communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” One of the reasons that PANTONE chose this shade is that it is associated with mindfulness. PANTONE states that we are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination, and this is a color that inspires that.
The color of the year is used to inspire many different aspects of life, especially in the home. Here’s how to incorporate ultra violet into your home.
Ultra violet can become overwhelming fast. It is a bright, bold color that can easily take control of your home. However, this doesn’t mean it has to! Instead of painting all four walls ultra violet, consider using the color as an accent. An accent wall is a great way to incorporate a bold color into a room without having it overpower the living space.
If you don’t want to repaint a wall, consider incorporating the color into other aspects of your home. This can be carried out with a throw rug or an accent chair.
Ultra violet pairs well with other jewel tones. Using other tones such as ruby or emerald gives your room a rich, luxurious atmosphere. Try using these jewel tones in an otherwise neutrally toned room to make the colors really pop.
As mentioned before, ultra violet can be a bit overwhelming. Try to soften the color by using similar colors that are in the same color family. Tones such as lilac, blush, mauve, and blue can help to tone down the boldness of the ultra violet.
Any easy way to add in ultra violet into your home is through window curtains. In addition to adding some style to your living space, curtains can help you save money and cut down on your utility bills!
If you have a lot of pictures displayed around your home, consider switching out the frames for ultra violet ones. This can work particularly well if you have your photos or artwork displayed in one large pattern on the wall.