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Jan 05 2018

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Ultra-Violet Perspective

Pantone’s long-awaited 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, a contemplative and moody color meant to symbolize unconventionality and mindfulness. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, this blue-based purple was inspired by the inventiveness and imagination of this age.

““Deep purples break the barrier of primarily feminine appeal and broaden its usability into a darker, sophisticated, jewel-tone realm,” added Stephanie Pierce, director of design and trends at MasterBrand Cabinets. “Pantone’s Ultra Violet encompasses these traits, as well as an energetic electricity to add more personality to the home.”

KBB looked for ways manufacturers are incorporating this trending color into their products, where we might spot it at KBIS and how designers might be using it this year in their projects.

Crossville’s Argent Porcelain Stone deepens the already rich look of natural argent stone with a saturated shade inspired by Ultra Violet. Shown here is Grapes of Wrath.


Formica Laminate’s Cassis is a simple way to showcase Ultra Violet in an easytoclean and maintain format. Cassis is available in standard finishes like matte, gloss or microdot.


The Northstar Model 1949 refrigerator from Elmira Stoveworks is now available in Ultra Violet. Along with being Energy Star compliant, the refrigerator features adjustable glass shelving, tall bottle storage and a crystal crisper with a glass cover.


The Dream Up V2 Espresso Machine, available in Intense Violet, offers a frothing tip for perfect foam and a stainless-lined aluminum thermoblock for superb insulation.

Now available in Ultra Violet, the Lust Sideboard from Jetclass is comprised of lacquered wood with either steel or brass accents and two styles of feet.

Where have you seen Ultra Violet? Let us know on our Facebook page and on Twitter @kbbconnect.

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