Pantone’s 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet. What is Pantone and why do we care what their color of the year is? Pantone is recognized globally as the leading source of color information. You may not see much of this blue-based purple right away, but Pantone forecasts are very influential in textile design, home goods manufacturing and fashion trends. Once designers begin working with this new color of the year and bringing products to market, you’ll be seeing more of it.
“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.
How will this new color forecast affect living space trends? Ultra Violet is an intense color that pairs amazingly well with the neutral pallets which continue to be very popular. This color ranges from bold saturated shades to neutral grays with subtle undertones of this mysterious color. Whether your style is playful or more subdued we have some suggestions for pairing Pantone’s Ultra Violet with some of our newest cabinet finishes to get the unique look you have in mind.
“…the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”—Pantone Color Institute.
CURRENTLY COOL—530 CHERRY SLATE
Our Currently Cool is a modern style that incorporates the latest trends with a unique flair. The aesthetic is modern with retro influences. This mood board centers around our sleek slab door, 530 in Cherry Slate. The cool wood tone pairs with smoky grays with a blue violet undertone. Add pops of saturated color to keep the mood mysterious.
FRENCH BEAUTY—540 PAINTED CASHMERE
Our French Beauty is a comfortably sophisticated style that is light, airy and trés chic. Imagine lavender fields and soft late afternoon light. The pallet is muted purples with neutrals warmed by the sun. Mix our 540 Painted Cashmere door with well-worn furniture upholstered in tufted Belgian linen, lavender bouquets and toile throw pillows. When you close your eyes, you will be convinced you can smell the lavender.
EVOLVED ELEGANCE—410 PAINTED HARBOR
Our Evolved Elegance style is a balance between yesterday’s iconic looks and today’s latest innovations. Combine warm woods and sleek metals with simplified lines to create this transitional style. The unembellished shaker lines of our 410 Painted Harbor door combined with soft purple-grays and warm whites create this distinctive style that will be trendy for years to come.
So, what’s your perfect style? Do you prefer the transitional feel of Evolved Elegance, the comfortable trés chic style of French Beauty or the modern retro flair of Currently Cool? If you’re not certain, you can go to our website and take our Style Quiz to find out. It’s easy, quick and surprisingly accurate. While you’re there, you’ll be able to use the dealer locator to find your local Waypoint Living Spaces® dealer/designer to get started on your ideal living space.
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer