4 Countertop Colors to Coordinate With Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet

Pantone's Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Pantone’s Color of the Year – Ultra Violet

The 2018 Pantone color of the year has been revealed, and it is light years away from the 2017 earthy greenery color selection. Instead of focusing on a color representative of things that grow, this year’s color, Ultra Violet, brings to mind the night sky filled with dreams and brilliant stars. Designers are excited about this new jewel-toned color, not typically used in decorating. Perhaps this is what you have been waiting for–permission to move those beautiful purple tones from quiet meditation spots and gathering places into the rest of your home décor.  To help you with that, SolidSurface.com offers some ideas for coordinating that luscious purple with countertop colors for your kitchen or bathroom vanity.

Coordination Concerns

Since not everyone has an eye for decorating or a degree in interior design, you may feel an immediate sense of overwhelm, wondering how in the world you might be able to incorporate this beautiful bold color into your home. Our expertise in kitchen and bath design, coupled with years of experience, might just help you achieve the look you want while using Pantone’s color of the year.


Redecorating a bathroom is a great way to make a memorable impression.  And this year, you can decorate with Ultra Violet. Some may choose to install a stunning shower wall using Ultra Violet glazed tiles and shiny new
fixtures. Others, however, might opt to add pops of the stunning color with wall-hangings, fluffy new towels and floral arrangements.

DuPont Corian Vanity Top

DuPont Corian Vanity Top

No matter how you plan to show off your Ultra Violet, installing a new white solid surface countertop will only add beauty to the overall look by ensuring the new color will be noted and appreciated. We carry a wide array of whites to select from including DuPont™ Corian® Cameo White, Antarctica, Bisque and Cirrus White. We also carry white solid surface countertop materials from other top brands including Avonite®, Formica®, Wilsonart® and many more.


There is something soft and earthy about many taupe colors. Add in Ultra Violet and the effect can truly be beautiful. If you are looking for ideas on how to make sure your new kitchen countertops match with Pantone’s color of the year, you may want to take another look at taupe. Your personal tastes will matter most as you try to choose between the solid surface countertop colors. One chosen frequently to be paired with Ultra Violet is Charon, speckled with flecks of stunning beige, gray and black. Tumbleweed and Sandalwood also pair well, offering a bright, beautiful solid surface countertop to offset the color of the year. Whether you choose to install bold new cabinet pulls, paint and antique an old curio cabinet or purchase a sparkling new set of Ultra Violet pots and pans for your hanging display rack, the right countertop will complete the look.

Charon Solid Surface by LG HI-MACS

Charon Solid Surface by LG HI-MACS


There is something calming about Grays, and this effect is only magnified when paired with Pantone’s color of the year. Should you decide your laundry room needs to be remodeled to jump-start your interest in actually spending time there again, use this color combo for a beautifully relaxed feel. Ash Concrete and Volcanic Ice are two of our favorite picks! Not only will you love how they look, you will love these counters for years as they stand up to whatever type of abuse the laundry room is known to endure.

Be Brave, Go Big

DuPont Corian Custom Postal Blue

DuPont Corian Custom Postal Blue

Above all, do not be afraid to go big when using this bold new color in your decorating. Love blues? Think about pairing a Corian® Postal Blue countertop with an Ultra Violet accent wall in the kitchen. Have a thing for black? Create a stunning effect when you pair an LG HI-MACS Black Granite countertop with a backsplash of tiles containing vivid Ultra Violet accents. The easy-to-use filtering system on SolidSurface.com can help you select colors and patterns that you are sure to love at prices that are hard to beat.

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