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Looking to add some pizzaz to your home? Try the color of the year

Humans filter 80 percent of their experience through their sense of vision, according to Pantone, the worldwide color consulting service. That means color plays a huge role in how people feel when they walk into a room.

Every year, Pantone releases its color of the year. This year, it's ultraviolet, a bold color that blends with the currently trending modern gray tones, yet adds a lot of spice to a room.

"The right color is the differentiating factor that can stop someone in their tracks and capture their attention," according to Pantone. "It is also the most important design element for reflecting mood and style."

Pantone selects its color of the year by employing global team members, who study color trends and the needs of industries, from home to fashion to product packaging. Once Pantone selects the color of the year, it ensures homeowners and designers can easily reproduce that tone on walls. The company, in business since 1963, selected its first color of the year in 2000.

So, if you're looking for a way to add a bit of pizzazz to your home, try mystical, non-conformist ultraviolet. But go easy: One wall, accented by softer, complementary tones, will still make quite the statement.

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