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: Plum

One of the color trends for Fall/Winter 2017 is plum. It gets its inspiration from the cosmetic counter, with a sophisticated take on Gothic style and a nod toward the Victorian era. Here are three easy pieces that will instantly update your home and put you on trend:



10 Colors For Fall From London Fashion Week

In addition to a color palette based on New York Fashion Week, Pantone, the global color experts, introduced a color group based on London fashion. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said the fall/winter colors are comprised of strong classics complemented by a few unpredictable shades for the autumn and winter seasons. “Unexpected combinations such as Royal Lilac and Otter Brown or Lemon Curry with Bluebell are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy,” she said.

Colors from fashion often make their way to the home, and if you like this collection, here is a list of its colors as well as a description of what they will bring to your home.

  • Flame Scarlet. A vivid, powerful red, this strong shade leads the way in for Fall in London.
  • Primrose Pink. An embracing and gentle pale pink shade.
  • Toast. Toast brings a comforting, warmhearted presence to the autumn winter season.
  • Bluebell. This tranquil blue reflects connection and a soothing sense of peace.
  • Royal Lilac. An enchanting purple, Royal Lilac provides a theatrical linkage to the other colors in the palette.
  • Otter. A country color that comes to the city, Otter adds an earthy grounding and a sense of rootedness.
  • Navy Peony. Just as we saw in New York, the dependable and anchoring Navy Peony is a mainstay for the season. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.
  • Copper Tan. Copper Tan, a burnished shade known for its welcoming warmth.
  • Lemon Curry. Exotic and spicy, Lemon Curry adds a touch of piquancy to the seasonal color story.
  • Golden Olive. A staunch yet stately green Golden Olive provides sturdiness.