Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

The global color experts from Pantone have named the 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s a dramatic one. Ultra Violet “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”


Inspiration for this color comes from musical icons such as Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix, who brought shades of Ultra Violet with their artistic expressions. In interiors, Pantone can “transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.”


Be on trend by incorporating one of these fun furnishings in Ultra Violet—they all ship for free!


Imagine a pop of Ultra Violet in your living room or bedroom with this fun accent chair.


Be on trend in your office with an Ultra Violet desk chair.



Add some energy to your bedroom with an Ultra Violet Comforter set.


Add a pop of Ultra Violet in any room with this colorful table lamp.

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore recently introduced its 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s a perfect shade for waking up the holiday season and ringing in the New Year.


“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality,” says Ellen O’Neill of Benjamin Moore & Co.


Here are a four ways to use it:

  1. Evoke a sense of nostalgia by adding Caliente to classic farmhouse style.
  2. Combine Caliente with lighter reds and pinks to bring minimalism to life.
  3. Add Caliente to warm weathered woods and misty ocean grays and greens for a serene seaside retreat.
  4. Mix Caliente with deep gray to bring depth and energy to a space.

Color Crush: Gray

Gray is still the neutral of choice, and the color has more than 50 shades. From furniture to artwork, gray makes a room feel sophisticated and smart. Here are five pieces that will never grow old.