Home Decorating 101: How to Incorporate the Color of the Year


Have you heard? Pantone has released their color of the year choice for 2018 – Ultra Violet! Whether you’re interested in selling your home, just bought a new one or it’s simply time to freshen up your décor, adding flourishes of the trending color is a great way to achieve your home decorating goals. Keep reading to learn a few ways you can add the luxurious rich purple to your home.

3 Ways to Incorporate Ultra Violet in Your Home Decorating

You don’t have to paint your entire home in the Color of the Year to make sure you’re staying on trend. With a hue as rich and vibrant as Ultra Violet, subtle additions are going to be just as noticeable without being over the top. Here are a few ways you can use the shade.

1.      Accessories. Purchasing home décor accessories like vases, candleholders and other decorative items in a rich purple hue are a great, non-permanent option to add the Color of the Year to your home. This is also one of the most subtle ways to incorporate it into your current home decorating style. A few key items placed strategically throughout the house can have a dramatic impact without being too overwhelming and putting off those who may not be a fan of the color.

2.     Accent Walls. Love the color and feel like accessories are just not enough, but painting an entire room is too much? Create an accent wall! An accent wall makes a bold statement and is less overwhelming than an entire room painted in the color. Pair it with complimentary colors, like these suggested by Pantone, to complete your desired look.

3.     Fabrics. From area rugs to window coverings, choosing fabrics in the deep purple is another way to make a bold statement with the Color of the Year in your home decorating. And like décor accessories, these items don’t require the same commitment as paint since they are easy to switch out in the future.

How would you incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year into your home decorating plans? Share with me in the comments below!


Karin Zeigler brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in buying and selling residential real estate in the South Puget Sound area including Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Pierce counties. Whether you’re looking for a first house, downsizing, or have special circumstances such as military loans, Karin can help you find your dream home. Contact her today, or call 360-870-6249, to start your home buying or selling process.

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