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Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet Decorating and Makeup Ideas

ultra violet
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. Ultra Violet is a beautiful blue based purple, a blue violet. It represents the vast night sky sparkling with stars and planets to spark our creativity and inspire us to reach for the stars. The Pantone Color Instutite is a color research and color information center. It's a color matching system used fashion, interior design, art, product manufacturing and more.
ultra violet pansy
I'm long time fan of the regal purple. I wear it on myself with clothes, makeup and nail polish and decorate my home and gardens with it. It pairs quite well with green in home decorating just as it does in nature.
whimsical purple cat and purple bowl
One of my favorite table settings was a purple and green theme for Easter a few years ago. Little pots of blue violet pansies wrapped in lavender tissue paper, lilacs in small crystal vases and candles in shades of green made a fresh springy centerpiece for the table.
purple and green table setting
The walls in the dining room were hunter green then. Now they are Sherwin Williams Wallflower, a mauve lavender shade of purple. 
sherwin williams mauve paint samples
I highly recommend it. It's so bright and cheery! It really brightened up this room located in the eastern corner of my house.
sherwin williams wallflower
If you want more drama than lavender with your purple paint, here are a few Ultra Violet purples to try:
sherwin williams African Violet
Sherwin Williams African Violet

behr just a fairytale
Behr Just a Fairytale

benjamin moore ultra violet
Benjamin Moore Ultra Violet
Purple paint may be too much for your taste. You can always add touches of purple with pillows, throws and nick-nackery.
pillows and throw
purple pierott doll

If you're looking to wear some Ultra Violet on your person...
purple toes
Zoya Danielle with Delaney on top makes the perfect dimensional Ultra Violet nail color.
shop for purple nail polish on Amazon

And for your eyes...

Urban Decay Moondust, Intergalatic
Urban Decay Eyeshadow, Gravity
urban decay gravity
Urban Decay Eyeshadow, Flash
urban decay flash

Tarte Metallic Shadow, Amethyst
Nyx Prismatic, Punk Heart
NYX Prismatic Punk Heart

There's even an ultra violet for your lips!
Zoya Tommy
zoya lipstick tommy
shop for Zoya Tommy on Amazon

Soooo many fabulous ways to enjoy the color of the year in your home and on yourself.
Enjoy it and be inspired!

Have a Beautiful Day 
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ultra violet orchid


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