Get Creative with Pantone Color Ultra Violet

April 3, 2018

New Pantone color choice of 2018 is out of this world! This bright and imaginative hue is called Ultra Violet, and it is bound to inspire your home and add an unexpected emotion of wonder.

Ultra Violet is an unconventional color that seems to transcend time with its hypnotizing primary color combos of blue and red. This color is what most of us would call “purple,” yet its meaning goes far beyond its simple name.

“A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

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The color purple has different meanings in different parts of the world. Some would consider it a regal hue which represents royalty like the kings and queens of the past who wore this color. However, others would view it as a more unique or eccentric hue which represents a modern more casual and fun color. Either way, Ultra Violet definitely will make a statement in your living area.

Here are just a few examples of how to use this unique color in your home.

Add Ultra Violet Pillows

Whether you go modern or traditional, ultra violet will give a great pop of color and interest to sofas and accent chairs. We love the way this bold colored fortuny pillow looks on this Jessica Charles swivel chair! The power of ultra violet offers an amazing regal and rich look.

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Fortuny pillow

We chose this modern geometric velvet pillow to pop off this grey sofa. Incorporating the color white is always smart when you are looking to refresh and brighten up a room. It is truly a great shade for spring decorating!

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Modern geometric pillow paired with classic white.


Add Shades of Ultra Violet to Walls

There are so many wonderful shades of purple. Your color options for walls are endless. We suggest you go with dusty shades of ultra violet in order to give a soft background, especially in bedrooms. This customer chose this unique lumbar pillow embroidered in jeweled toned threading to give a great pairing with these framed antique cross-stitched floral artworks above the bed. Remember, good design repeats itself!


Artwork is another way to add ultra violet hues to walls. This beautiful piece of art is from John-Richard. The mix of gold, offwhite and violet sets the tone in this living space.



Add New Fabrics with Hints of Ultra Violet

Speaking of embroidery, we have hundreds of fabrics to choose from to help bring in this tantalizing color to your interiors. Here are several drapery and bedding fabrics from Fabricut named “Dusk.” Fabrics are such a pretty way of introducing great palettes to rooms. Whether you add them to pillows, draperies or bedding, fabrics will change your space instantly and give a personal touch.

Fabricut Fabrics

Add Ultra Violet in the Details

If you are not willing to go “all in, ” try to add a subtle introduction of this color through accessories and floral arrangements. Let this color speak through the detail items in your space such as dishes, vases and sculptures. Here’s a sweet example of a pretty porcelain floral dish bringing in a splash of UV enlightenment!

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Use touches of ultra violet with dishware, vases and floral arrangements.

Let this magnificent and glorious color come into your interior spaces this year. Ultra Violet is one trend setting color that has stood the test of time and doesn’t plan to stop any time soon!

As always, let Mathison Interiors help you design the home of your dreams with our team of experts. Give us a call or come visit our showroom to set up a consultation today!