Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways

Are you ready for some inspiration for the new year? Do you like to follow the “out with the old and in with the new” motto when you start a new year? We often make resolutions to improve our health or bad habits.

This year, I’m also making some resolutions to improve my home!

I’m ready for a fresh look that will brighten my home.  But I still want it to be stylish and tasteful.

I really like the 2018 Pantone color of the year, so I decided to find some ways to incorporate this great new color into my décor. Try some of these ideas to use Ultra Violet to spruce up your interior design in 2018!

1​: Show your Love of Purple

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Love of Purple

If you’re really ready for a change, why not go bold? Embrace your inner violet lover by surrounding yourself with layers of the gorgeous color. Think colorful cabinets, amazing accents and layers of linen to create a truly Ultra Violet room! This pin shows how to use multiple hues of the same color to create a space that dazzles.

2​: Make a Statement

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Purple Statement

If you’re not ready to go quite that bold but still want to make a statement, try a statement wall. This post from Inspirations Paint shows just how much of an impact a purple wall can make. If you’re not sure how to compliment a bold wall, opt for subtle natural wood tones and basic black and white. This room combines the bold wall and understated accents perfectly.

3​: Keep Color Underfoot

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Purple Underfoot

If a statement wall is not your thing, why not add a bit of color to the floor? This dining room I found on Design Mag shows how to do accent flooring right. A bold geometric carpet adds a splash of color without overpowering the room. The vase of purple flowers on the table helps tie the look together.

4​: Wrap Yourself in Purple

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Wrap Yourself in Purple

Now this is a bedroom you won’t want to leave! Try using linens in a rich accent color to add interest to a neutral bedroom. This gorgeous room featured in Marie Claire uses a lush violet duvet and pillows to offset the neutral walls and floors. The soft textures of the blankets create a cozy and inviting space despite the hard walls and accents.

5​: Add Hints of Violet with Accents

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Add Hints of Violet with Accents

You don’t have to go all out to introduce the 2018 Pantone color of the year into your décor. This striking bedroom I found on Decozilla incorporates a few violet accents that add a pop of color to a monotone room.

6​: Take your Accents on Tour

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Take your Accents on Tour

A theme will help your home décor look cohesive. Carry a stand-out color throughout your home by adding touches of it to each room. This bathroom found on Pinterest uses touches of violet to add color to a white bathroom. The vibrant hand soap and coordinating flowers are just enough to brighten up the room.

7​: Make your Accents Portable

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways:  Make your Accents Portable

Your design features don’t always have to be big and permanent. Small touches can help transform a room too. When you need a quick change, why not swap out a centerpiece or accent item to freshen up your decor? A wooden basket with coordinating vases and flowers like this one found on Pinterest, is a quick way to add Pantone’s color of the year to any room.  

8​: Get a Little Radical

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways: Little Radical with Violet Accents

If you prefer your home décor to be a little less traditional, try incorporating some unusual accents. Violet looks great in a variety of materials. This beautiful glass doorknob I found on Pinterest would add an interesting touch to almost any room.

9​: Go for a Bright Greeting

Use Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in 9 Awesome Ways:  Go for a Bright Greeting

You can introduce this great new color right off the bat simply by painting the door! The bold front entrance shown in this pin says welcome and don’t be too serious. Painting the trim in a slightly lighter shade adds depth while the matching flowers help soften the look.

What Do You Think?

I hope you enjoyed our fun list of ways to use the 2018 Pantone color of the year in your home. I look forward to updating my home design in the new year, and I think a lot of these ideas will come in handy.

If you have some tips for adding violet to your home, please share them in the comments below. I’m always on the lookout for great new ideas!

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