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14 Lovely Ways We're Adding Lavender Color to Our Lives

It's the hue du jour.

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Adieu, "millennial pink" — A new year means introducing new colors to our palette. This year, it's lavender that has our full attention, and it hardly comes as a surprise with Pantone's announcement of "Ultra-Violet" as Color of the Year. According to their research, shades of purple spark creativity and inspires "visionary thinking." (And you know we're all about that.) Here are just a few ways you can integrate this soothing, mystical shade of lavender into your life...

 

1. With a relaxing soak in lavender "tub tea."

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2. Or in a simple floral arrangement that reminds you to take a moment to smell the roses delphiniums.

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3. As we celebrate a birthday, a change in season, or even a new arrival.

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4. Or indulge in sweet confections you simply can't resist.

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Photography by: Sang An

5. And it's true: sometimes matchy-matchy is a good thing.

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6. As we freshen up our living spaces with fragrant sachets.

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7. Come Easter time, we give in to these soft-hued beauties.

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer

8. Or these totally glammed-out glittered eggs.

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Photography by: Mike Krautter

9. But then again, floral arrangements in eggshells are simply enchanting.

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10. As we set an extravagant dining table.

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11. By indulging in aromatic delights to soothe, calm, and rejuvenate.

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12. Or an ultra-moisturizing lavender lip balm.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

13. Or practice Self-care Sunday another way — with an au natural body scrub.

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14. And of course, we can't forget about taking it outside, where it all starts.

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Photography by: Gabriela Herman

Bonus idea! Watch how to make a pretty-in-pink tablecloth for your next party: