Make Your 2018 Ultra Violet

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The reign of purple is here. Pantone recently announced the Color of the Year for 2018 as the striking hue of Ultra Violet.

Stephen B. Jacobs, founder of Stephen B. Jacobs Group P.C. Architects and Planners in New York, says there is no fear in overusing ultra violet due to its timelessness. Jacobs says he and his wife, interior designer Andi Pepper, use the color often in hotels or other projects.

Pepper says ultra violet can be easily used as an accent color or main color in interior design. “It reads very lovely,” Pepper says. “It’s just a great color that can play off well any use of browns or any other color in the spectrum—traditional colors and also modern colors such as magenta.”

See where you can apply this regal shade in your life both in and outside your home.

Photo: John Bessler

Recognize Pantone’s color of 2017 along with 2018’s ultra violet with accents of greenery. This lovely combination of colors gives a room a light, spring-like aura that plays well with fun animal or geometric prints.

Start off your purple obsession with a piece as exquisite as the color. This Safavieh rug with velvet motifs has a traditional and vintage look guests will be sure to admire.

Made with snake-embossed leather, this Michael Kors satchel is perfect for toting around town. The luxe handbag features a removable shoulder strap and handle that makes it easily transferable from various events.

Deck out your Apple watch in this deep purple leather watch band. The classic buckle and color-matched edge stitching makes the band a stylish accessory to polish off your look.

Say cheers to the year of purple! These double old fashioned glasses from Wayfair will add a fun flair to your cocktail hour. Each glass is individually formed and crafted by hand, enhanced by their own unique imperfections.

Add instant luxury to your home with this violet crocodile-embossed wallpaper from Schumacher. The classic crocodile pattern fuses nicely with the color of 2018. Perfect for updating a room with an accent wall.

Laura Ashley’s new French Romantic collection features ultra violet in vintage and traditional context. Featuring florals in soft purples and greens, this rich and charming print brings a sense of luxury to your home. More prints will be available on Laura Ashley’s site in spring 2018.

Photo: Courtesy of Designer Erika Brunson

These velvet-upholstered side chairs in periwinkle are sweetly combined with shades of rose. A smoky lavender finish on the round table’s base adds a layer of interest to the setting and draws eyes to the blossoming floor.

Treat yourself to Lafont Nec Plus Ultra retro tear drop sunglasses made in France. These fun, polarized sunglasses are a great way to put the world in an ultra violet perspective.

Allow ultra violet to emerge into your beauty routine. This LUSH shampoo is violet-scented and made with citrus juices, seaweed, and coconut oil. Specifically made for those with gray or blonde hair, this shampoo brightens and softens your locks and prevents dull, brassy tones.

Let your pup join in on the purple craze with this Hartman & Rose collar. In Italian full grain leather with nickel hardware, this canine accessory is a luxe treat for your furry friend.

CuratedKravet’s table lamp features various crystals embedded into a mortar base with a rectangular silk shade. The amethyst-toned crystals make a bold impression while the shade brings in a softer touch.


Make your nails ultra chic in Tom Ford’s nail lacquer. This bright shade is created with a high-performance formula to maintain coverage and shine throughout wear.

Photo: Jessica Glynn

Allow ultra violet to command attention of the room with a white-and-neutrals palette topped off with a purple accent piece. The custom sofa in Walfab lavender linen is soft but definite against a stark white wall and is complemented by the shades of pink and gray in the artwork.

Update your fragrance collection with Alien by Mugler. The eye-catching bottle is jewel-like and refillable containing a perfume that will take you out of this world.

This framed print on canvas from JBass Grand Gallery Collection is a captivating décor addition to your home. With hues of violet, navy, black, and white, this piece pays tribute to Pantone’s Ultra Violet to last well beyond 2018.

The new color of 2018 is a perfect excuse to splurge on a Lalique vase. Its unique cactus leaf texture in satin-finished and re-polished crystal strikes an essence of serene elegance.

Vacation in ultra violet royalty with this 5-star luxury villa in Acapulco. This beach-view mansion has a flexible renter layout and includes a spa. A private pool and hot tub illuminated by purple and blue lights sets the mood for relaxation. A full staff is available including a chef and massage therapist.

Photo: John Merkl

A velvet-clad bench by designer Kendall Wilkinson pops against a subtle cream wallpaper. The sweet lavender brings out accents of purple in the art piece above the bench for a bright welcome to guests in the entryway.

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