Purple Passion: How We’re Styling the Pantone Color of The Year

Ultra violet is one of the hottest colors in the world right now. It’s on trend in fashion—think Donatella Versace’s nod to the late artist Prince at 2016’s Milan Fashion Week. It’s also at the cosmetics counter—remember when Rihanna kicked off a purple-palooza with her Fenty Beauty purple highlighters last fall? And it’s all the rage in home décor, too; Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, a purple with gorgeous blue undertones.

Purple is a declarative statement; after all, no one ends up wearing purple by accident. We’re boldly going with purple in all kinds of spaces, from bedrooms to living rooms to dining areas. Check out our inspiration shots below for some great ways to incorporate this rich color into your own home.

Royal weddings. Purple is the color of queens and kings and weds beautifully with other royal   hues. Our Ripple pillow, which we’ve tossed on our Allistair bed, pairs a rich, warm port with a royal glimmer of gold.  Our Caprice lamp in deep plum bridges our artwork’s warm purple hues with the ottoman’s cooler violet vibe.

Complementary combos. Our globally inspired Suzani Print II pairs tangerine and eggplant, highlighting the red undertones in each for a vibrant pop of color.

You can also see how beautifully purple pairs with the light goldenrod color in our custom window treatments above and golden toned throws.

Accent marks. You don’t need a splashy shade of purple to make a beautiful statement. A lavender pillow on a sofa or dining bench stands out beautifully against a neutral room palette.

Unexpected upholstery. A purple sofa may be too much, but our gorgeous Anton ottoman upholstered in an amethyst velvet adds just the right amount of color, texture and function to any space.

Get more ideas from our January 2018 magazine photo shoot, and show us how you’re incorporating purple into your designs by sharing your photos on Instagram and tagging them #EthanAllenDesign. You may be featured on our website!

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Ethan Allen Design Team

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