3 Ways to Add Pantone’s® Color of the Year to Your Decor

Rich, regal, and futuristic, Ultra Violet was recently named Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year. You can bet that the creative teams in fashion houses, car manufacturers, paint companies, and interior design firms are already chattering away about how to bring this bold, blue-tinged purple hue to their customers in new and unexpected ways.

But there’s no need for you to wait to see what these big industries have in store. As experts in electrostatic spray painting and color matching, we want to share three ways that you can incorporate Ultra Violet into your living space right away.

  1. Amp-Up the Accents

Ultra Violet is not a subtle color by any stretch, so if you’re not sure where to begin, take baby steps. This could be as simple as purchasing a pair of throw pillows for just the right pop of purple or laying down a throw rug with threads of violet woven throughout. You can also take your color cues from nature. Toss a few sprigs of lilacs (fresh or dried) into mason jars and place them anywhere in your home.

If you want to dip your toe in a bit further, consider painting a small piece of furniture or wall trim. Spray Finishes’ color-matching service will ensure you get paint that is the exact shade of Pantone’s Ultra Violet.

  1. Combine Complimentary Colors

If you want to move beyond simple Ultra Violet accents, but don’t want the bold color to overpower your space, then work with shades in the same color family such as mauve, blue, pink, and blush. For example, you can paint the walls a softer color and reserve Ultra Violet for the window trim or molding.

Working with complimentary colors will soften the vibrancy of Ultra Violet and create a uniform feel to the room. Also, make sure that you avoid adding any contrasting colors like yellow, white, and green to the mix, which will only enhance Ultra Violet’s role in your decor.

  1. Embrace its Essence

Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from going “all-in” on Ultra Violet, but just be sure you do it right. Dark and dramatic, this shade of purple begs to be painted on the walls of a room filled with dark wooden furniture, overstuffed leather chairs, and heavy velvet curtains. Soft, subtle lighting and a bookshelf filled with classics completes the cozy scene.

Explore a New Look in the New Year

If you want to introduce Ultra Violet into your residential or commercial space in 2018, then contact Spray Finishes. Not ready for Ultra Violet? Then choose from our endless color options or, better yet, let us know if you have a specific color in mind. We can match colors from all major paint manufactures, including Pantone, Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin Williams® and more. Or, bring a physical sample of the color you want and we’ll match that as well.

We’ll then apply the color and any one of our specialty coatings using our electrostatic painting process to create truly dazzling and professional results every time.

Spray Finishes, a division of Stone Services, has been in the electrostatic spray painting business since 1938. They specialize in on-site painting for both residential and commercial properties, and also have a 10,000 square foot shop for large off-site jobs. Spray Finishes’ friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you at any of their five tristate area locations, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, and Westchester. Contact Spray Finishes today for an estimate on your next painting project.

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