ProSource And Pantone’s 2018 Color Of The Year: A Winning Design Combination

ProSource | 2/27/2018 | Expert Advice

Ultra Violet, Pantone’s color of the year for 2018, is an exciting change from the blues and greens that have dominated design over the past few years. So, don’t be intimidated by this dramatic shade or its provocative name—embrace it and make a statement with your next home design project.

A Color For The Future
The color experts at Pantone describe Ultra Violet 18-3838 as an “inventive and imaginative” hue that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

Incorporating a fabulous new color of the year into a design scheme goes beyond a few gallons of paint. ProSource makes it easy to do just that with tens of thousands of quality brand-name flooring, kitchen and bath products at wholesale prices.

Get Grounded With Violet Underfoot
With Ultra Violet, Pantone feels it captured a “mystical or spiritual quality” that offers “a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. We like the idea of setting the foundation from the ground up with one of our many purple flooring options.”

To achieve this look, consider Innovia Touch’s Haye Best Multi in King’s Robe is as an eco-friendly, renewable carpet that boasts rich color and luxurious softness from wall to wall. Or make a statement in the entryway with unexpected purple area rug.

Violet In The Kitchen
The easiest way to bring a specific color into the kitchen is with tile. The countless options and configurations enable you to control precisely where and how much of that color is desired. When Ultra Violet is the goal, consider Daltile’s Purple Magic Color Wave mosaic tile, Ocean Jewels non-porcelain tile, or Mystical Grape glass tile.

While Ultra Violet would provide a gorgeous backdrop for any kitchen cabinet—white, black, or wood-tone—it will look truly spectacular when paired with something unique. The Wakefield cabinet in Porch Swing, with its clean, simple style, displays just a hint of soulful color. Your guests will debate whether or not that purple is actually there.

Explore the countertops at ProSource for ways to introduce purple. The Solid Collection blended raw materials kitchen countertop, in Ventus color, from Dekton offers a neutral compliment to Ultra Violet, while Entzo adds purple with a subtle vein.

Violet As An Accent In The Bathroom
Pantone encourages consumers to utilize Ultra Violet Surprise to “imagine your unique mark on the world and push the boundaries through creative outlets.” Kohler’s Soliloquy Design on the Caxton undercounter bathroom sink lets you express your individuality with a simple white vessel that features a brilliant purple moth orchid. A conversation piece in the bathroom… who knew?

Another simple, inexpensive way to bring in purple, or a fun pattern, is with colorful cabinet hardware. Mix and match drawer knobs and pulls for a fun, eclectic effect.

Violet Throughout The Home
You’ll find endless ways to bring the energy of Ultra Violet into your living spaces.

Wallpaper: Paper an accent wall in a solid purple or an entire room in an elegant purple print (think floral, toile, or eclectic stripes).

Paint. Use Ultra Violet paint on walls, molding, trim, bar stools, accent tables… or even the front door! Splash it on every wall of a small space, like the powder room, laundry room, or mud room.

Flowers. Bring the outdoors in with bouquets of lilacs, wisteria, and other purple treats from Mother Nature. Have allergies or lack a green thumb? Today’s artificial floral accents really look like the real thing.

Accessorize. Carry a theme throughout your home with pops of Ultra Violet via frames, throw pillows, linens, lamps, or canisters. Install a purple tufted headboard for a royal resting place. Add a purple velvet accent chair to the family room or dining room. Dress a picture window with gauzy purple sheers.

Sneak it in. Stow purple baskets or storage containers in bathroom cabinets, the kitchen pantry, or the dining room hutch. Paint or paper the backs of bookshelves or built-ins.

Ultra Violet can work in any décor style. Traditional and vintage homes look lovely with purple florals. Modern and contemporary styles are ideal for purple geometric patterns. And transitional spaces come to life with sleek purple flooring, cabinets, or countertops.

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