2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultraviolet

Jan 5, 2018

Ultra Violet 2018 Pantone Color of the YearIs your home an oasis in an otherwise busy world? Do you want it to be a place of calm comfort? If yes, you may want to consider Pantone’s Color of the year in your home décor. Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple tone that inspires creativity, while also creating a calm spice and encouraging mindfulness. The color is often associated with music and art.

Here is what Pantone had to say about the color:

“Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.”

How do you channel the inventive and imaginative spirit of the color into your home? Here are some ideas.

Gathering Spaces

Ultra Violet works as well in a playroom or family room as it does in an office space. Meant to inspire, the color both calms a mind that is overstimulated from the day, and energizes. This makes it perfect for creative spaces – keeping the flow and momentum of inspiration going, but also for spaces meant for people to come together.

Family rooms, dining rooms and even board rooms can benefit from Ultra Violet. The color will not over power the room, and it will inspire conversation and collaboration while giving everyone a mental break from the world.

Creating Calming Spaces

Whether it’s a book nook, a meditation corner, a hallway, Ultra Violet brings warmth and comfort. A simple throw rug in this shade can turn a space into a small haven. Rugs, blankets and extra pillows in this shade will bring comfort, allowing people to add touches of calm to their spaces without having to do a full redesign.


Ultra Violet is often tied to artists and musicians, as well as the cosmos. Get creative and paint a ceiling in Ultra Violet. Add stars to create your own twilight sky. Ultra Violet is also well suited for a single wall in a room – a focal point for favorite photos, art, and even a backdrop for favorite pieces of furniture.

Whether the color calms, inspires, or energizes, Ultra Violet is a rare color – it is a whimsical hue that is more than a trend. It can become a permanent part of your home, flexing with other trends, while still looking fresh.


If you’re ready to add Ultra Violet — or any color — to your home, call Three Brothers today to schedule a free estimate.


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