Violet Fever: A Color to Get Obsessed With in 2018

chunky merino wool blanket violet color of the year 2018 pantone

While we were all recovering from the holidays and slowly getting used to writing an eight instead of a seven in the year field of our checks, Pantone announced its pick for the color that will be it this year. 

Behold, the imaginative, inspiring and slightly mysterious Ultra Violet, aka a blue-purple that makes even an eighty year old man gasp in wonder. This color simply can't leave you bored or untouched - it demands you take a second look. 

pantone color of the year 2018 ultra violet merino wool blanket

Source: Pantone

Whether Pantone spends months analyzing trends and researching home decor ideas we will never know. What we do know is that Pantone itself is a trend-setter, so don't be surprised if you see violet popping up everywhere around you, from the home decor isle at Macy's to a plastic bin at the Container Store.

We love trends, but we love violet even more. 

Did you know that the purple colors are associated with royalty? Not to mention spirituality, passion and creativity? 

Violets and purples are said to have relaxing qualities so decorating with these colors is sure to have you take a deep breath and settle in. Purple tones are balancing to the mind and the emotions, bringing everything into equilibrium. 

Do we need to say more? 

Since our love for this gorgeous color is so strong we couldn't help but add it to our Merino wool color chart.

Meet our own Violet. This beauty is going to leave you breathless! 

purple violet merino wool blanket chunky knit

Are you already in love just like we are?

Head over here to get some yarn in Violet and get started on making a blanket just like the one pictured above! What an amazing way to add violet to your home!

Our Chenille lovers don't despair - we have added a new shade of purple to our chenille yarn line as well! Check out this beauty below.

Let us know how you are planning to decorate with violet this year and share your knitting projects on our Facebook group. We love to see your ideas and imagination, especially now since violet will be inspiring you further on your creative journey. 

Stay warm and BeCozi!