Color of the Year 2018 - Ultra Violet

The color that Pantone picked for 2018 is a shade of Cleopatra's Favorite Color Purple. 

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
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.
- Pantone 

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.        
                        - Pantone 

Purple or Ultra Violet isn't a shade that I would pick while designing or staging. Not to say it doesn't work... I I have seen spaces styled with the color that look absolutely stunning !



What do you think of this pick ? Not sure I would use Ultra Violet for Carpets or Walls ...

 ... but maybe a few accent pieces ... Agate Top Accent Table or Art or even Pillows. 
For more Decor & Inspiration to style with Ultra Violet, do check out my Pinterest Board.
How would you use this color in your home ? Do share with us.
Until then, Happy Styling !

Minol Shamreen
Certified Professional Home Stager + Interior Stylist , B. Arch
President Elect 2018 RESA ( Real Estate Staging Association ) Central Texas Chapter 
Studio M Designs | 408.858.1438 | Austin TX

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