En Vogue with Shayla Copas
Last year, I was raving over the Pantone Color of the Year Greenery, but 2018’s color of the year is special to me. My birthstone is an amethyst and purple has always been dear to my heart! So much, that I designed a custom chandelier in my dining room with amethyst rock crystal. So, when Ultra Violet was announced by the Pantone Institute as the color of the year, I was absolutely elated!
Purple is a color that evokes passion and royalty, it is a strong color and should be used sparingly and strategically. Many trends are best used in layering and accessorizing. Utilizing punches of color and pattern help to keep rooms from looking mundane and frankly, boring. Tonal and monochromatic is passé. The good news is that designers are adding in trending colors in areas of their designs that can evolve as home fashions change. Pillows, accents chairs, and accessories are a great way to incorporate trends without a huge investment and they can be changed out as the home industry progresses…and with little investment. So, with that said, may I introduce you to my new best friend … Miss Ultra Violet….