The interior design world (along with the fashion, beauty and food worlds) anticipates with bated breath the reveal of the annual Pantone Color of the Year — it literally sets the tone for all things design for the upcoming year.
This year: Ultra Violet. It’s juicy, refreshing, a bit cosmic and super gorgeous. It’s also easier to use in décor than one might think — whether going for a head-to-toe look or punches of pop. “We wanted to pick something that brings hope and an uplifting message,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
We’ll take it.
A neutral, rustic backdrop sparkles with modern jewel-toned purples. Find a similar tufted-velvet Chesterfield sofa at Wayfair.com.
Charleston-based Lulie Wallace’s painterly GARDEN TAMSIN CHAIR ($108) is perfect to pull up for cards and conversation. Anthropologie.com.
Based on a 1920s document in the Schumacher archives, INDIAN ARBRE wallcovering in Hyacinth blossoms with large-scale florals, making it easy to use on just one wall or in a room full of purple. Schumacher, Michigan Design Center, Troy. (248) 649-4941; fschumacher.com.
Alexandra Von Furstenberg acrylic SMOKE PRINTED TRAYS ($290 and up) in Magenta. Zieben Mare, Franklin. (248) 539-8879; ziebenmare.com.
Mario Luca Giusti acrylic LENTE BASSO TUMBLER ($20) in Violet. Neiman Marcus, Troy. (248) 643-3300; neimanmarcus.com.
Missoni Home TATIANA THROW ($669). Neiman Marcus, Troy. (248) 643-3300; neimanmarcus.com.
WOOD CONSTELLATION NAPKIN RING ($28 for set of 4). Kimseybert.com.
. Look for vintage CRYSTAL DOORKNOBS at Houseofantiquehardware.com.
DECONSTRUCTED CHESTERFIELD CHAIR ($2,495 and up) in Plum has a walnut frame accented with burlap. Restorationhardware.com.
Shimmering Daum JARDIN IMAGINAIRE FLOWER SCULPTURE ($450). Neiman Marcus, Troy. (248) 643-3300; neimanmarcus.com.
Hand-loomed AMMON RUG ($499 and up) is part of West Elm’s Distressed Heirloom Collection. Westelm.com.
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