Today, Pantone announced its selection for the 2018 Color of the Year: “Ultra Violet,” a blue-based purple shade that’s supposed to evoke “mindfulness, spirituality, creativity, experimentation, and non-conformity.”
Whatever you think of that assessment, get ready for a deluge of purply items from home decor to fashion and beyond—either developed just for this Pantone announcement or will now be marketed as such. But it’s not like Pantone invented the color.
Call it purple or violet, this eye-catching hue existing somewhere red or blue isn’t the easiest to work with around the home. But a little goes a long way, and the result can be oh so sumptuous. Below, check out some of the fabulous ways this color has been deployed in homes featured in our House Calls home tour series so far, from subtle touches to serious statements.