If you've been following Pantone's color picks in recent years, then you already know that they have a history of choosing some bold, surprising hues for their Color of the Year. Last year's winner, a vibrant, granny-smith-apple green, sent trend enthusiasts into a tizzy about how to incorporate the unconventional color, and this year is no different. Pantone continues to keep us on our toes in 2018, choosing a similarly bold hue, aptly named Ultra Violet. At first thought, integrating such a statement color into your home might seem overwhelming, if not impossible. But it's actually a lot easier than you might think. The following ideas will show you how to incorporate this jewel-tone hue into virtually any space with high-style and sophistication.
1. You can never go wrong with fresh blooms.
If you're feeling a little skeptical of this year's Color of the Year, try incorporating it in a less permanent way. Fresh flowers are an easy way to add the violet hue without having to commit to any big design transformations. So run out to your local florist, or nursery, and grab a bundle of intoxicating lavender or a pot of lovely hyacinths.
2. You'll be sitting pretty with some purple upholstery.
3. Invest in an inspiring piece of artwork.
If purple furniture is not really your thing, then consider a dreamy piece of artwork like this Alexander Jowett print from Saatchi Limited ( $155 ), which is actually straight from their collaboration with Pantone. It'll bring all of the benefits of this color trend to your home in an artistically moving way.
4. Gold and purple make a glamorous duo.
If you have a glamorous sense of style, then this idea was made for you. Try a purple accent — like a plush area rug or a luxurious side chair — and mix it with gilded mirrors, mohair pillows, and marble details for a vibe that is definitely lavish.
5. Pair with farmhouse chic aesthetics for a picture perfect combo.
6. Play hide and seek with your new favorite color.
If you prefer to take a quieter approach, then you can't go wrong with this idea. Give your favorite cabinet or closet the purple treatment by adding a secret splash of color to the interior.
7. Make a bold statement with wallpaper.
Wallpaper is a great way to make a bold statement, so why not make it in Ultra Violet? And if you're still a little nervous about the purple hue, limit your experimentation to a smaller space like a powder room.