It’s official! Pantone has dubbed Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year and the masses seem to have mixed feelings about it. The unexpected hue certainly comes as a surprise, especially when compared to the 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery, which was famed for it’s nature-inspired subtly. But don’t discount it yet because Ultra Violet has a lot to offer. Symbolic of visionary thinking, unconventionality, artistic brilliance, and spirituality, this positivity-packed hue is bound to make a splash when integrated into your New Year’s Eve decorating scheme. Keep reading for some applications I’m drawn to. 


For Your Photo Booth Backdrop 

An Ultra Violet photo backdrop is bound to lend your photos coveted WOW quality. Make sure you booth is well lit to ensure you get the most out of the sparkle.  

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Visit Amazon to shop this Purple Sparkly Party Photo Booth Backdrop. 


For Your String Lights 

These effervescent fairy lights are chock-full of whimsy, and as an added plus, they’re LED, meaning they’re durable, safe, and worth their price tag. 

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Visit Urban Outfitters to shop these Vine String Lights. 


For Your Wall Decor 

This fringy garland works as part of a photo booth backdrop or to cover up the crayon marks your toddler left on the wall. I can also envision it on the backs of chairs, or fastened to the stair railing. I especially like how Ultra Violet is integrated into a fairly classical New Year’s Eve color scheme. 

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Visit Etsy to shop this Purple Extravaganza Tassel Garland. 



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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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