December 7th, 2017

Dramatically provocative and intensely thoughtful, Ultra Violet, has been named the color of the year by Pantone, a world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries.

Ultra Violet is an evocative color that is woven throughout our consciousness for qualities of the luxury, the cosmos, mystery, counterculture, non-conformity, and artistic brilliance. It’s associated with the pageantry of royalty and the spiritual qualities of mysticism. In a world that is over-stimulated, purple is a complex shade that reminds us to look inward and dial down our hectic lives. Meditation spaces often used for mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation are often bathed in purple lighting as a way to energize the community and create a connection.  Music icons such as Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and David Bowie all channeled the energy of purple using is a personal expression, experimentation, and individuality.

While purple might not be a common choice in tile, it can be a showstopper when used in a project, similar to this kitchen backsplash that utilized Cento Per Cento Violet as its focal point. For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board for more ways to use Ultra Violet in your home or office space.

Cento Per Cento Violet
Cento Per Cento Violet, our choice to celebrate Pantone’s color of the Year for 2018: Ultra Violet