29 Dec Ultra Violet: Pantone Color of the Year 2018
By: Melody Richardson
Every December Pantone gifts us all with the Color of the Year. Last year was the fresh and bright Greenery, and the year before we saw the duo of Rose Quartz and Serenity. This year Pantone took inspiration from the cosmos, as well as some truly bright stars like Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and David Bowie, and debuted Ultra Violet.
While we sometimes struggle with this color reminding us of Barney, our grandmothers sweater or a child’s favorite stuffed animal – we thought we could show some designer approved uses of ultra violet. Think sultry, moody, restrained and intriguing! We found the following inspired photography to show this color at it’s best. From the patina finishes of dusty ultra violet to the regal front door to the high fashion use on supermodels, this color does not lack drama.
This blue hued purple can be seen popping up in some fantastically moody homes as well as Vogue fashion week in Paris.
We can not wait to see how else this can be incorporated into our lives. Ultra Violet is sure to make a big bang in 2018!