Image courtesy of The New York Times
We were not surprised to see Pantone choose Ultra Violet as its Color of the Year for 2018. We saw purple making a comeback back in September (see post here). There is no denying, however, that Ultra Violet makes a bold statement. Luckily, if you aren’t quite ready to commit to a full Ultra Violet make over, there are lots of ways to incorporate the hue in small doses. And if you are ready to take the plunge, there are some beautiful choices out there. From candles and throws, to sofas and wallpaper (and pieces in-between), here are some of our favorite easily-accessible choices.
If you really are not sure about adopting the purple trend, a candle holder or vase is a good way to go. You can start small with the candle above. If the candle has burned out you have not gotten on board with purple, you can move on.
Though a bigger commitment than a candle, a throw is another relatively low-commitment way to add a little purple to your home. If you aren’t sold on the color when the weather turns warm you can put it away guilt-free.
Pillows are another great way to incorporate a new hue into your color scheme. The two pillows above incorporate purple and would really pop against a neutral background. For more choices, don’t forget to take a look back at our Color Theory post about pairing purple and orange (here).
For those of you who say “go big or go home,” why not invest in something a bit more permanent? Wallpaper and sofas are elements that generally are not replaced on a whim, so adding one of these items is not for the feint at heart. But, if you are a risk-taker who loves to make a splash the choices above would be absolutely beautiful.