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The 2018 Color of The Year Home Tips

color of the year

If you have not heard already, Pantone’s 2018 color of the year is a bold and beautiful purple. The hue, Ultra Violet 18-3838, is a "dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade" and "communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future".

This year’s color is much different than last year’s hue of green. Each color of the year encompasses "what's needed in our world today," said Pantone Color Institute's vice president, Laurie Pressman.

Artists and designers in home, fashion, and décor from all over the world should start to see trends incorporating this new, popular shade.

How to Incorporate the 2018 Color of the Year

Pantone’s color of the year is a bold choice and may scare away some designers and homeowners. If you love this color but are not sure how to incorporate it into your home, consider these tips.

1. Start with small spaces. This color does not need to be in a big room to make a big statement. Whether you use it as an accent wall in a bathroom, throw a few pillows on the couch in your living room, or perhaps paint a pop of color in your closet, the possibilities for this color are endless. Starting small with this color can go a long way.

2. Keep your exterior clean. You can use this color by brightening up your patio with potters and plants. Carnations, irises, lavender, and dahlias can all come in this shade of ultraviolet purple. Another exterior option is to paint your back door or mudroom. We have all shades of colors to choose from for any door or surface in your new home.

3. Create balance throughout your home. When deciding to incorporate an accent color into your home, it is important to remember balance. You do not have to make it the statement piece of each room. Adding small trinkets and accessories like rugs and throws is a great way to add balance and design flow to your home. Adding this color in different rooms not set Also, be sure not to clash with conflicting tones or patterns. We love to see this color set against a clean greige and matched with soft pastel yellow or blue.

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Guardian Homes will assist you in crafting the perfect design both aesthetically and functionality speaking. Our design services cover all areas of your custom home, including a layout of each room, lighting, interior, and exterior doors, countertops, cabinetry, and all exterior coverings, and more! Choose from an endless variety of colors for the interior and exterior design of your new home. We work with you to develop 3D drafting designs for your new home, so you can see exactly what your home will look like before we even break ground.

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