2018 Design Forecast: Color Me Purple

Posted on Dec 15 2017 - 1:27pm by Suzanne De Vita
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The color of 2018 is no shrinking violet.

Pantone, the authority in color for design, fashion and more, recently debuted its 2018 Color of the Year: "Ultra Violet." The color—"dramatically provocative and thoughtful," according to the company—is cool and cosmic, with an otherworldly vibe.

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Image Credit: Pantone

"We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come."

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At home, the hue can be incorporated sparingly or as a statement, from artwork to furniture to walls.

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By many measures, the latter part of Roy G. Biv will reign supreme in 2018. Experts at the Paint Quality Institute (PQI) are forecasting rich, spirited tones, including deep blues and purples, while paint providers Dunn-Edwards, Pratt & Lambert and Sherwin-Williams are predicting a blue-green range of shades:

"The Green Hour"

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Image Credit: Dunn-Edwards


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Image Credit: Pratt & Lambert


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Image Credit: Sherwin-Williams

How will you add the 2018 colors of the year to your home?