Four Ways to Decorate Your Apartment with the 2018 Color of The Year!

Four Ways to Decorate Your Apartment with the 2018 Color of The Year!

2018 is starting off on an optimistic and upbeat mode with the announcement by Pantone of their color of the year.  Ultra Violet Color # 18-3838 is trending and showing up in fashion design, home décor, industrial complexes and even in the automotive world.

Pantone executives state that this color communicates originality and vision for the future.  Purple tones are often used in meditation spheres to encourage relaxation and spirituality. 

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a press release. “From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” Eiseman said the hue suggests the mysteries of the cosmos as well as the intrigue of the future. Its evocation of the night also symbolizes what is possible beyond our own world.

Here are 4 ways that you can decorate your apartment with this uplifting and trendy color palate.

Signature Piece of Furniture:

You can ease into the color of the year by purchasing 1 signature piece of furniture to accent what you already own.  We suggest this amazing tufted sofa.  This would look great in your living room, at the foot of your bed or in a hallway.  The velvet fabric is right on trend this year too.  Pieces like this start at $150 at Target.

Add a Purple Vase:

Flowers can brighten up any area of your apartment.  Why no choose a vase that highlights this trendy color?  Purple, pink or white blooms with lots of baby breath and greenery will make a statement in your home.  You can find beautiful silk flowers that will make this look permanent.  The vase can be made of glass, painted wood or a purple glazed metallic substance.  You can even buy a can of spray paint and change up a vase you already own in just a few minutes.  Don’t have an old vase- hunt for one at thrift shops, yard sales or in your grandmother’s house.

Bring on the Lights!

Did you know that lighting can really change the look and feel of any room?  Change out your existing lamps for something in this new and trendy color.  Shiny finishes are popular now and add some sparkle to your new look.  A table lamp or floor lamp places in just the right place in your room can make a dramatic change in your mood.  Go from drab to trendy with this small change.  While you are at it, upgrade to a LED light bulb and you will save money on your electric bill too. 

Hooray for Throw Pillows!


Adding a simple throw pillow to your sofa, an easy chair or your bed can make a dramatic difference in your decorating scheme.  Pair one of two with different patterns but the same hue of purple for a designer look.  This also is a way that you can embrace the new color of the year with out a big investment or going full out.  To save money find some fabric remnants at your local fabric store and slip cover throw pillows you already have.

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