The Best Instagram Inspiration For Decorating With Pantone’s Ultra Violet

By Natalie Gontcharova

Pantone just announced its Color of the Year for 2018, and we think it fits the turbulent mood of the times — and, quite possibly, points to an artistic renaissance. The moody, spiritual Ultra Violet has also long been linked to feminist causes, which may explain why we feel such a solidarity with it.

“There were the feminists of the 1970s who used [violet] as a way to stand outside the norm,” Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Color Institute, told Refinery29. There is even an activist group called UltraViolet that fights for women’s rights.

Aside from its social meaning, violet — a cooler, celestial shade of purple that evokes creative expression — has mystical qualities. “It’s often associated with mindfulness practices, so it has that spiritual or mystical quality that’s attached — a little bit of magic that’s inferred in the color,” Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director, told Elle Decor.

But even if the color didn’t have all of these rad things going for it, it’s still beautiful and easy to pair with other hues. Ahead, some Instagram (and shopping!) inspiration for how to decorate your home with Ultra Violet.

Start With A Sofa

Creating a purple focal point, like this tufted couch, is an easy way to add this color to your repertoire.

Start With A Sofa

You can shop a similar one at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Baxton Studio, $678.99, available at Bed Bath & BeyondPhoto: Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond.

Add Accents: Wallpaper & Art

Jazz up your walls with the sultry shade.

Add Accents: Wallpaper & Art

Go with a linen wallpaper texture for a softer look.

York, $85.17, available at Home DepotPhoto: Courtesy of Home Depot.

Try Tiles

Tiles are an inexpensive way to give your bathroom a current look.

Try Tiles

You can find ornamented tiles at Zazzle. If you’re into a glittery, disco-ball look, here’s another option.

Zazzle, $17.05, available at ZazzlePhoto: Courtesy of Zazzle.

Embrace Amethyst

Tap into your spiritual side — and show off your plants — with this amethyst air-plant display, which you can find on Etsy.

AirFriend, $22, available at EtsyPhoto: Courtesy of AirFriend/Etsy.

Lay A Rug

An ornate Moroccan rug can do wonders to liven up your space.

Lay A Rug

Yep, you can find it on Etsy, too.

House of Seance, $950, available at Etsy

Pick A Pillow

Top it all off with a watercolor-inspired throw pillow.

DENY Designs, $49.99, available at TargetPhoto: Courtesy of Target.

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