Introducing the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year! ~ Ultra Violet

I love when the Pantone color of the year is introduced and my style feeds start to fill up with inspiring uses of the new trend setting colors!

This years Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra- Violet and I am loving it!

Color of the Year

This color could be viewed as a seemingly difficult color to introduce but it’s actually really fun and easy! You can go for the gusto and introduce it as a primary wall or accent wall color.  I utilized a very similar color when redecorating a medical office that I worked for at one time. Needless to say it met some skepticism until it was on the wall, and wow what an impact. This color has a soothing effect, and has an unexpected appeal.

Ultra Violet Wall

Not sure about painting an entire room purple? No problem! Try adding accent pieces, a vase, a chair, maybe just a picture frame. You’ll be amazed!

Ultra Violet Furniture

Is you’re interior not ready for a splash of color try your garden! Ultra-violet is a prevalent floral color! Go for a classic Nikko Blue Hydrangea, or purple campanula in your perennial gardens and purple verbena, and night sky petunias in your patio pots and hanging baskets!

There are a ton of ways to make this year’s Ultra-violet influence part of your indoor and outdoor decor. How will you use it?

Color of the Year 2

Shiplap in the Kitchen

I was browsing through various internet home decor sites today and I came across “Funky Junk Interiors”. This kitchen design grabbed my attention right away! I love the rustic flare of the ship lap and the old style crate signage in this design.

shiplap bakery

shiplap bakery 2

I think I would have gone with a subway tile on the remaining exposed wall for a little added dimension, but I really like the overall take. What do you think? Yay or Nay on the ship lap kitchen?

Spring Tablescapes

I was doing a little shopping today, while waiting in line for the DMV, and came across the most beautiful irridescent dinner plates. 

It made me think about all the teasers on Instagram right now for Spring tablescapes. I am amazed at everyone’s creativity when it comes to seasonal home decor like this. So I thought I would share a couple of my favorites. 

@kitchen2table offered this simple, beautiful setting I loved the little tulip in the napkin. It sort of romanticizes the whole thing. 

Others like @wsbirkdalevillage, and @toniabulhoes offered a little whimsy in there plate selection. I love the bunnies by the way! 

Two of my faves are not letting me down! @inspiredbycharm and @haneens_haven are rocking it! The grass placements are such a cute idea, and that copper bunny on Michael’s table is perfection! 

Maybe I’ll save a few pennies and go back to buy my irridescent beauties to give the Spring tablescapes a try. The creativity of it all is really inspiring!