Pantone Colour 2018: Ultraviolet
The Pantone Colour Institute has announced the colour of the year would be Purple or rather Ultraviolet.
It “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said by way of explanation.
“It is found in the cosmos , the wellness movement (amethyst crystals) and was a favorite colour of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright” who, Ms. Eiseman said, used to wear a purple cape when he was trying to be creative.
5 Ways to wear Pantone Colour of the year 2018 Ultraviolet
A quick internet search, will give you plenty of inspiration. It’s not hard to find ultraviolet clothing or accessories:
- It’s a bold colour and you’ll certainly be the centre of attention in any room when you wear ultraviolet. If you wear it head to toe, this colour can be a little overwhelming. But it does work well as a monochrome outfit, like a dress
- It can be teamed very successfully with other colours such as apricots and oranges and violet/pinks
- You can also add a splash of colour with accessories such as shoes and sunglasses or with a handbag
- Add a hint of ultraviolet in your jewellery
- Or you could try some ultraviolet nail varnish…just to see how you like the colour against your skin tone. Butter London has a lovely shade Inspired by ULTRA VIOLET, called Iced Lavender this is a fabulous metallic lavender nail polish.
It’s a very Royal colour too. If you search the internet you’ll see pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge all wearing this colour as monochrome outfits. It suits many complexions – as you can see on Tina Fey (in Atelier Versace at the 2016 Academy Awards), Viola Davis (in Giorgio Armani at the 2017 Time 100 Gala) and Sandra Bullock (in Bottega Veneta at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards).
Why not give Ultraviolet a try? And if you’d like to find out more about how to take colour to a whole new level you may want to take a look at our Colour Analysis Course.…