hen Pantone named Ultra Violet their official 2018 Color of the Year, their aim was to offer home spaces a bold, optimistic spirit.

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,”

explained Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “From exploring new technologies, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights to way to what is yet to come.”

A dramatic and thought-provoking shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking. It’s well-paired with optimistic yellows, like Pantone’s sunny Citrus. Golds, bronzes and camel shades offer a great grounding quality while adding warmth; Butterum is a great choice because it’s a wonderful bridge between natural woodgrain and gold accents. Ultra Violet’s grape-toned purple pairs beautifully with warmer purples and pinks. Bodacious is a muted fuschia that offers texture and contrast without becoming overwhelming.