How to Decorate Using the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

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Every year the color gurus at Pantone select a “Color of the Year” that represents the hopes and ideas for the upcoming year. This year, they selected a vibrant shade of purple to illustrate “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future,” according to  The Pantone 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, is a blue-based stunning shade of rich purple and is the perfect addition to your décor. Here’s how to incorporate this shade into your apartment through small but noticeable updates.


How can you pull “Ultra Violet” into your interior?

Living Room

Small pops of color can go a long way in your living room area. While using traditional throw pillows always packs a palette punch, you can find other, more ingenious ways to incorporate a color update for 2018. Consider painting an accent table your newly loved accent color or DIY’ing your own art piece. Intrigued about visiting your visual arts side? Check out some of the ideas we pinned.

Curtains are a big way to add color to your space, but why not add some vibrancy through patterns as well? Select curtains that will stretch from a few inches below your ceiling to the floor for dramatic effect.

Kitchen and Dining Area

Changing up your whole kitchen scheme is expensive and unnecessary. Try accenting your current décor with some fun and fresh linens, a set of new wine glasses, or a patterned accent rug. Ceramic or stoneware mixing bowls in the new color are a fun addition, as well.


Small pops of color can go a long way.

DIY’ing up some tasteful décor accents is another perfect way to update your apartment palette. Painting old candelabras or candle sticks to your new accent color is a fast way to add interest.

Bedroom and Bath

New linens are the perfect way to update your space for minimal cost. A bright solid or patterned duvet can liven up any apartment interior. Want a bit more color? Refinishing your lamp shades (or even the lamp if you’re feeling daring) to this new purple hue is a definite win.

Let’s not over-lux your bathroom and stick more to basics. A simple substitute of jars and containers will add just the right amount of color to this space.

Want to see more ideas for bringing the 2018 color of the year into your space? Be sure to check out our Pinterest board.PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR-min

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