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The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Posted by Marketing on Apr 30, 2018 3:06:56 PM

Learn how to incorporate the 2018 Pantone Color of the year into your interior.

The hardest thing about designing with Ultra Violet is people’s perception of the color. They usually either love it or hate it, not somewhere in the middle. When you are going to design with Ultra Violet there are a few factors to consider: Who is my audience? What is the intention of this color? Will this color give the right impact needed in the space? Its use should be intentional and thought out. 

Pantone describes the color of the year: “Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. … 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.”

With that being said, here are a few ways our design team suggests adding the 2018 Pantone Color of the year to your interior projects:

Start Small

DSC05587_HDR-EditStart incorporating Ultra Violet in small doses as accent pieces. Use it as an accessory, art print, or on a single piece of furniture. Accent pieces add spice and brightness to a space that can easily change with the seasons. This creates a focal point without going all-out.

Cal State Northridge integrates Ultra Violet accents from floor to ceiling. Lighting serves as an art piece on the ceiling and walls to create a futuristic feel that provokes creativity and imagination. Ultra Violet chairs are scattered among other bold colors and styles to add brightness to the dark room without going too overboard. Neutral grey carpet and divider walls tone down the bright Ultra Violet accent pieces. 

Mix and Match

Scene 5-1Feeling a little more creative? Try incorporating Ultra Violet with concretes and grays or other shades in the same color family. This approach will soften the Ultra Violet’s boldness; creating a more relaxed and tranquil environment. Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that point us toward the future, according to Pantone.

For Dayton High School, Ultra Violet is one of the school’s colors.  Ultra Violet is featured in the school’s logo and throughout the space as an accent color. To keep the space sophisticated for a high school environment, the use of Ultra Violet is featured but the incorporation  of naturals such as grey-toned tables, silver and black seating, and wood accent walls balances out the vibrancy of the Ultra Violet. This mix creates is the perfect balance of neutrals with ribbons on vivid Ultra Violet.

Go for BOLD

MP S4Embrace the bold Ultra Violet vibe and create a lavish space. Paint the walls Ultra Violet and use rich tones of fabric, leather, and dark woods to exude a rich, romantic, and royal atmosphere. Ultra Violet is provocative, yet an adaptable hue with the ability to bring a room together that includes a variety of patterns and colors.

Rowan University embraces the boldness of Ultra Violet in fun yet rich aesthetic. This space is regal with Ultra Violet walls  paired with swanky curved booths featuring colorful Violet striped fabric. The Metal and wood accents accentuate the rich colors and patterns while adding to the overall lavish atmosphere. 

Topics: Design, Seating Concepts, Higher Ed Design, Higher Ed Installs, Cafeteria Design, Pantone Color of the year, Interior Design, Color, Ultra Violet