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The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year and How to Incorporate It into Your Kitchen

Every year, Pantone releases its new trending color of the year, which is exciting for design enthusiasts and trendsetters who love to keep up with what’s new in the world of decorating. This year, the featured color is Ultra Violet, which is a dramatic purple hue that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” That’s a lot of pressure for one color to live up to, but the color experts at Pantone are confident that color has the power to transform your home and your life.

Here’s a bit more information about Pantone, the Pantone color wheel, and how to try out the color of the year 2018 in your very own kitchen.

What Is Pantone?

Headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, Pantone is a company that has become famous for its color matching system and communicating colors to a wide variety of industries. The history of Pantone dates back to 1963, when founder Lawrence Herbert’s work let to the company’s global influence today.

There’s a consulting service within Pantone called the Pantone Color Institute that predicts global color trends and partners with brands to pick the best colors for their design strategies. Colors are used extensively to communicate emotions and meanings, which is why it’s such an exciting time to follow color trends and make them your own.

Color of the Year 2018

Ultra Violet is the color of the year 2018, but this isn’t just any shade of purple. This color is complex, contemplative, and represents the mysterious nature of the cosmos. It also stands as a symbol of possibility and serves as an inspiration to pursue unconventional things and the brilliance of original art. This is a great color to use if you’re looking to convey ideas of mystery, creativity, spirituality, and connectedness among all people, places, and things on earth.

Understanding the Pantone Color Wheel

Another important concept to learn about is the Pantone color wheel. Part art and part science, this is a tool that helps us understand which colors go well with other colors and designs. This company allows members to access “before and after” views as PDF files so that they can print presentations like a slide show. You can also access on-screen digital color simulations for a wide variety to colors to discover the one that you love.

Using the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Kitchen

This color makes a bold statement and one very well-suited to the kitchen. Depending on how you use it, Ultra Violet can give your kitchen a traditional elegance or a vibrant energy. You can go bold with a purple-hued refrigerator or other appliances to embrace this trend, or perhaps paint the section of your cabinets around the kitchen island with Ultra Violet paint. You can also experiment with patterned tile that incorporates an Ultra Violet color for your kitchen’s backsplash and pair that with bronze or brushed silver hardware. Of course, to try out the trend initially, you can experiment by adding just a few purple accessories, such as vases, dishware, or a bouquet of purple flowers. Ultra Violet-colored cabinet lights are also a fun way to add character to your existing kitchen décor and try this theme for yourself.

At Central Plumbing Specialties, we have many wonderful kitchen fixtures that will pair perfectly with the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet. Our selection of decorative kitchen supplies includes faucets, sinks, and even accents and accessories, like side sprayers and water filtration units. Stop into one of our locations to talk with an expert about which of our fixtures will look best with your new Ultra Violet kitchen theme!

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