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Pantone, the ‘color bible,’ chose Ultra Violet 18-3838 as the color of the year for 2018. The New Jersey-based color supplier is considered an authority on color, setting color standards for the design industry. Pantone describes this year’s color as “communicating originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”.


Here are ideas for adding a shade of violet to any room.

1. City seen painting

1. City scene painting 12 x 16, $69.95; Form & Function

2. Lavender Take-Out Box includes pure lavender essential oils, soap, bath salts, 20-hour candle and a lavender sachet, $19.95; Form & Function

3. Paddywax wildflower & birch

3. Paddywax wildflower & birch 10 oz. candle, $25.95; Form & Function

4. Glass lantern, $35; Inspirations

4. Glass lantern

5. Lepi de Provence lavender flower soap, $6.50; Affordable Chic

2. Lavender Take-Out Box

5. Lepi de Provence lavender

6. Sigourney arm chair

6.Sigourney arm chair, $

309.99: Target

7. Cotton pillow 22 x 22, $59.50; Inspirations

7. Cotton Pillow8. Recycled bulb vase, $18.95; Form & Function


9. Purple pool balls, $5 each; Form & Function

10. Book bundle, $15; Form & Function

8. Recycled Bulb Vase

9. Purple pool balls

10. Book bundle

Sherwin Williams Kimono Violet 6839

Kimono Violet (SW 6839) is a bold, beautiful choice for those who want to fully embrace this year’s trend. It is fabulous paired with white for a high contrast look… perhaps paired with white sofas in a living area or violet painted backs of white bookshelves. Despite its boldness, it is surprisingly lovely and restful in a modern bedroom paired with silvers and greys for a meditative retreat. And it would be a knockout color for a front door with taupey- grey siding.

—Carole Marcotte, Form & Function

Sherwin Williams Berry Cream 9075

We’re going with SW 9075 Berry Cream. We like it because it has a definite violet undertone, but is subtle enough to work in large spaces. Berry Cream is a relaxing, soothing hue.

—Beth Bridgers, Beyond Blue Interiors

Pantone Ultra Violet #18-1838

My go to violet is Ultraviolet #18-1838 which is he color Pantone chose as 2018’s color of the year. You need to be creative in using any hue of violet as all violet and purple shades are complex with a range of possibilities. Violet is chic and elegant, with subtle sophistication. I love to use a mix of floral and geometric patterns in a room painted in a violet hue to soften the space.

– Tula Sumerford, Design by Tula,

Amy Howard’s One Step Orchid

With 2 weeks until March, we’re entering the warm weather season, perfect weather for spray paint!! Amy Howard’s “Orchid” Lacquer Spray Paint is a lovely violet – just right when you need a little drama to set off your silver or gold accents. Use it on frames,lamps,chandeliers, drawer pulls – the sky’s the limit!

Laurie Lebetter,

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