Every year, Pantone announces their defining color of the year which typically emulates what’s happening in the world of design. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future, states Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to UltraViolet. 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.
Info found at pantone.com.
Not only does purple have influence over the fashion industry, it can be powerful when used in your home as well.
PURPLE Royalty, Romance, Spirituality.
Purple is theatrical, magical, sophisticated, intellectual, romantic and spiritual. Lighter shades reflect innocence, imagination, femininity and a love for the aesthetic. Purple is a mixed color, a combination of the excitement and passion of red and the peaceful tranquility of blue.
Purple reduces hunger and stimulates the upper brain. It depresses heart muscles and motor nerves. It also helps to maintain ionic balance and increases the power of meditation. Purples are used in rooms for deep relaxation and meditation, or any environment you want to have an ‘out of this world’ feeling. Good rooms for decor in purple are the bedroom, living room and bathroom.
Here are some of our favorite items to incorporate more purple into your home and life!
1. Emaline customizable 84″ Sofa from Best Home Furnishings – Shown in Eggplant.
4. Add a pop of color with Decorative Pillows!
5. Incorporate Purple with gorgeous Wall Art and Accessories.