When the color experts at Pantone announced the 2018 Color of the Year as Ultra Violet, it made some waves in the design industry. It's a bold step in color that may seem intimidating at first, but once explained by South Bay's design experts, Ultra Violet just might make its way into your home!

Shanna Shryne of Shanna Shryne Design in Manhattan Beach has offered some creative ways to incorporate Ultra Violet into your design scheme.

"Pantone describes Ultra Violet as a “provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that embodies individuality and spirituality. It communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Although this is a color with a lot of intensity, it can be brought into your beach home in many variations and shades, based on your personal color comfort level."

Cindy Kay of Cindy Kay Designs, Inc. offers her tips on decorating with this vibrant new 2018 color: 

"This year’s Pantone 2018 color of the year choice has stirred a whole lot of mixed feelings about the color because it’s such a bold color. You may not think you will use this color very often but if you start to look around you will be surprised how frequently it is used in a subtle way in accessories, wallpapers, and fabrics. And even though it’s a bold color if it is mixed and matched properly with other materials it can add a nice touch of casual elegance to your space. Ultra Violet is a perfect example; when the color is paired with raw materials such as rustic wood, jute, or concrete the combination is absolutely stunning.Purple or violet is also a calming and creative color making it perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms or a home office work space. 

Finally, I have a hunch that we will be seeing lots of lilac next year which is a benefit because the softer and lighter version of violet will naturally compliment all the ultra violet accessories you already have incorporated into your home décor."