The Pantone Color Institute, which is an organization that predicts color trends, has recently announced that their color of the year for 2018 is ultra violet, a shade of purple.
When I think of purple, I think of its historical assocations with royalty and power. Purple also has spiritual and celestial qualities and is often used in mindfulness practices. Perhaps adding a little purple to our homes will make us calmer and more mindful!
Purple isn’t a color that I normally would choose in decorating my home, but I have found some examples of rooms that make wonderful use of purple. In fact, I have discovered that purple can look beautiful with blue and white. I favor spaces that use purple as an accent color rather than the dominant color.
For today’s post, I have collected images of blue and white rooms that incorporate the 2018 color of the year (ultra violet) or other varieties of purple.
Designer Lee Ann Thornton did a masterful job adding purple accents to this Greenwich, Connecticut home, which is decorated largely in blue and white:
Interior designer Ashley Whittaker introduces purple into blue and white spaces to beautiful effect:
Although there is no blue and white in this purple living room that Whittaker designed, it is absolutely stunning:
A room in the Manhattan apartment of designer Alex Papachristidis:
Purple flowers look great in these blue and white rooms by Mark D. Sikes:
More from the purple palette of Mark D. Sikes:
A few other blue and white rooms with purple accents:
Here is a Christmas table that I did for a luncheon last year that featured purple with blue and white. You can read more about it here.
What do you think of the 2018 color of the year? Would you be willing to give it a try in your home?