The 2018 Color of the Year (and 5 Ways to Decorate with It)
The Pantone Color Institute's newest selection is an inspiring boundary-pusher.
The Surprisingly Adaptable Hue
Spiritual, cosmic, enigmatic ultra violet—the Pantone Color of the Year 2018—might just be the color you've been missing all your life. "It's untapped, says designer Meg Braff, author of The Decorated Home—explaining that unlike other jewel tones, ultra violet has not been overused in home décor. Even better, though, Braff and other design experts we talked to promise that ultra violet is doable for nearly every interior (and even exterior). She admits she's gotten several requests for purple bedrooms from teenage girls this year, but ultra violet is not limited to the under-16 crowd; Braff has used the color everywhere from urban apartments to country houses.