Usher in Ultra Violet

Pantone bids farewell to 2017’s Color of the Year, Greenery. Every year the Pantone Color Institute nominates a Color of the Year, forecasting which specific hue designers and consumers will all supposedly be using, wearing, and buying for the following year. Pantone has selected 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the official color of 2018. Pantone explains that Ultra Violet is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, communicating originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. We want to see how you are using Ultra Violet this year in your home decor! Share your Instas with us by tagging @baymeadowslife or using #baymeadowslife!

Here’s what else Pantone has to say about their 2018 pick:

“Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.”

In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.

Here are a few fabulous ways to make the introduction to your Bay Meadows home:

Pair It: Ultra Violet can be the ideal color to use in any area where a calm, serene effect is sought. Create a clean, balanced look in the bedroom by adding a new comforter in this shade, and pair it with neutrals like off-white or cool gray. Pairing ultra violet and deep charcoal gray will give your kitchen a completely royal vibe. Pull your look together with pops of color around the room by adding barstools, rugs, appliances, fresh flowers and other accessories in of variations of this shade. This color may be perfect for your living room if you want to attain a sophisticated ambiance. Swap out your sofa in a softer shade of purple or add an accent chair. Done right, Ultra Violet can be a distinguishing color in your home.

Accessorize: Integrate this vibrant color by adding accents and infusing your space with Ultra Violet. Whether its artwork, lamps, side, table, throw pillows, a few lavender candles, flowers, or simple violet vases, you can easily incorporate this blue-based purple. Small pops of purple decor can really bring an interior to life. Add a touch of color in your bathroom by bringing in a solid shower curtain with this color palette or purple colored accents to transform your space. Using fresh flowers in this hue will bring life and beauty into any room.

Color Pairings: Pantone has created eight different color palettes that feature Ultra Violet to help you bring this year’s special shade into your designs. All color bases are covered; brights, deeper hues, pastels, mid-tones, and metallics. There has never been a better time to be original and leave your very own colorful mark on the world.

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

You can celebrate the Color of the Year with these fashionable products for your closet and your home. Inspired by Ultra Violet, these blue-based purples are as elegant as they are modern and bold. Shop now!

Experience Midurban life. Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of open space to enjoy all year long. Whether it’s growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with expert guidance, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce, picnicking with family on warm summer nights or getting fit with pop-up fitness and yoga classes curated just for you, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. If you have little ones, don’t miss Momdays in Paddock Park! Check out life out and about at Bay Meadows by following us on Instagram.