All the world’s abuzz over the 2018 Pantone color of the year: Ultra Violet. The gurus at the world’s foremost Color Institute recently decreed that next year will be ruled by this purple hue, but how did it fare in a quick poll at our office? Some of us had an almost reverential appreciation for it. Others were not quite as enamored. Whether you take it or leave it, be prepared: This color will be showing up in home décor, apparel and much, much more. We handpicked some of our favorite Ultra Violet-style designs in the Spoonflower Marketplace to help you channel this mystical color.

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Spoonflower Fabric:


Designs: The Wishing Blooms {Violet} by ceciliamok, Watercolor Unicorns Bright Purple by littlearrowdesign, Ultra Violet Cross Plus Arrows by misstiina, Moon Phases Ultra Violet by marketa_stengl, Aqua Violet Watercolor by xoxotique, Ultra Violet Watercolor Floral by smallhoursshop

This hue can vacillate between refined elegance, playful whimsy and bold modernism depending on the design aesthetic. We love the idea of using Ultra Violet designs to make an elegant Chiffon robe, to reupholster a settee or bench in Velvet, or to sew up some sweet baby leggings in Organic Cotton Knit Ultra. See more Ultra Violet designs on Spoonflower here.

Roostery Isobar Wallpaper:


Designs: Violet Watercolors by dariara, Royal Roses by peacoquettedesigns, Wild Blueberry Ikat by domesticate, Orchid Interlocking Dots by ravynka, Purple Glacier Watercolor by pearlandphire, Purple Rain Clouds by bddesign

If you thought violet was too garish for walls, think again. A soft watercolor print with hints of purple can be a relaxing backdrop to a bedroom or nursery, while a bold rose or fun cloud print in Ultra Violet could be the perfect accent wall in your closet or laundry room.  A blue-tinted violet & white ikat feels contemporary yet timeless for a sitting room. See even more lovely wallpaper picks here.

Want to take a smaller-scale approach? Try using Spoonflower’s removable wallpaper in your favorite violet print to line your drawers or re-cover a desk.

Roostery Serama Throw Pillows:


Designs: Purple XL Evanescent by paysmage, Tribal Mud Cloth No. 2 by thin_line_textiles, Snow Leopard Scuffed Violet by glimmericks, Quarter Inch Ultra Violet Stripes by mtothefifthpower, Mystic Cat Damask by mariafaithgarcia, Neo Geo – Cool by elephantandrose

According to some color theorists, purple is associated with wisdom, creativity, mystery and magic. If you’re hoping to open your world to new possibilities in 2018, perhaps adding a dash of this shade to your home décor will provide a subtle backdrop of inspiration. We see Ultra Violet as a lovely addition to any neutral couch or bedding in white or gray or you can play up colors you already have by pairing it with blush pink or navy blue. You can find more throw pillows to swoon over at our sister site, Roostery.

Roostery Wyandotte Duvet Covers:


Designs: Watercolor Triangles Purple and White by bella_modiste, Magnolia Little Gem by kristopherk, Weaveberry by cest_la_viv, Trawalla Violet 002 by henricombes, Sweet Pea Violet by c_manning, Swans in Violet by kociara

Want to make your bedroom a royal-style retreat? Try switching up your duvet cover for something a little more luxurious: Roostery’s cotton sateen fabric is imported from Italy and is custom made for you starting at $179. We love how white and violet create a calming effect that’s perfect for wind-down time. The inspiration continues here with thousands more purple prints.

Sprout Patterns’ Projects:


Projects: Appleton Dress – pattern by Cashmerette, Smile and Wave Tote – pattern by Betz White, Sointu Kimono – pattern by Named Clothing

Ultra Violet has an ethereal note to it making it perfect for brightening up your wardrobe. Try it as the background note for a flattering wrap dress, or add an accent to a relaxed top or bag. Whether formal or casual, this can be one eye-catching color. Get started on your me-made wardrobe or have something sewn up just for you in your size at our sister brand, Sprout Patterns.

Bonus: Craft Supplies


Not ready to take the plunge on purple home décor or apparel? Crafting accessories are an easy way to toe-dip into the trend. Whether you indulge in a bright carrying case for your serger, share a pair of Fiskars fabric scissors with a young fashion student you know or pick up a cute little tape measure for your purse, a shot of Ultra Violet can kick-start the creative streak.