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8 Ways To Use The Color Ultra Violet At Home

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018 is surprisingly versatile�"you can use it as an accent, or as an overall hue

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Photography: H&M Home (Main Photo, left)

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 was quite a surprise for some. Ultra Violet—a grayish-tinged deep purple—calls to mind grape juice, purple yam (“u-ve”), and Prince. And it is a rather strong color that could hardly be qualified as a neutral.

But surprise again, the purple hue has the versatility to be paired with medium and light grays, camels and beiges, sage green, and even pastels. While not many of us would be brave enough to paint an entire room in Ultra Violet (it could be done), we can give our homes a quick update with a furniture piece or accent in this trendy color.

Paint an accent wall purple.


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Boysen Paints was able to create an Ultra Violet equivalent with BCP 1243 “When Red Met Blue.” Try painting the accent wall of your entry foyer in this hue for a burst of purple energy.

Available at major hardware stores and at Boysen Color Trends

Anchor a neutral space with an Ultra Violet rug.


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If a huge, purple sofa brings to mind images of Grimace, go for a subtler purple area rug, instead. This cushy number from Crate and Barrel pairs well with beige, gray, and black furniture.

Baxter Wool Rug in Plum, 5’x8’ to 10’x14’ sizes, price available upon request, Crate & Barrel

Get a design classic in a fresh hue.


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Arne Jacobsen designed the model 3107 Chair way back in 1955, but the iconic piece remains timeless still. Imagine a row of these purple 3107’s paired with a stark white dining table.

Series 7 Model 3107 Chair by Arne Jacobsen in Evren Purple, price upon request, Fritz Hansen, available at Studio Dimensione

Invest in purple luxury.


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Calligaris’ “Lazy” chair actually works hard for the money, with its super-comfy lumbar support cushion on a wooden base. Pair this purple stunner with a pillow or side table in another Millennial color—Gen Y Yellow.

Lazy Chair, price available upon request, Calligaris

Lay me down in a bed of violet. 


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We love the subdued purple tones of this silky cotton duvet. To complement the soft hues, use light gray bed sheets and pillow shams underneath, and finish off the look with a heather gray bed throw.

Washed Cotton Duvet, price available upon request, H&M Home

Create a painterly purple wall.


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Not content with just Ultra Violet? Then use all variations of the purple spectrum in this impressionist-style wallpaper pattern in a bedroom.

Lino Wallpaper by Eijffinger, price available upon request, Studio Eleven

Iron out those creases with a purple plantsa.


Who says household chores are boring? Belt out Purple Rain while straightening your shirts with this purple-themed steam iron.

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Bosch TDA2630 Iron, price available upon request, Hafele

Whip up an ube cake with an ube mixer.


We know a bunch of readers who went crazy over the Millennial Pink Kitchenaid Mixer, and you’ll definitely love this kitchen classic in a yummy shade of ube halaya.

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Five-Quart Mixer in Grape, Kitchenaid, price available upon request, Focus Global

WHERE TO BUY:

CALLIGARIS

Mezzanine Floor, Clipp Center, 11th Ave. cor. 39th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

CRATE & BARREL

4/L Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

STUDIO DIMENSIONE

One Parkade, 28th cor. 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

FOCUS GLOBAL

15/L Twenty Four Seven Mckinley Bldg., 24th St. cor. 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

HAFELE

Levi Mariano Ave., Taguig City

H&M HOME

  • G/L SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City
  • The Block, SM North EDSA, Quezon City

 

STUDIO ELEVEN

MG Bldg., 150 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Vill., Makati City

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