The 2018 Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet. Global Colour Authority, Pantone, has named it the ‘Colour of the Year’ to represent the current feelings, moods and attitudes of world-wide designers and consumers.
Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple. Purple is both a royal colour and a spiritual colour. If you are into the meaning of colours, click here to read my description of Purple.
Ultra Violet – Why This Colour?
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute is quoted as saying that the 2018 Colour of the Year – Ultra Violet is:
‘A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE Ultra Violet that communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that point us toward the future.
istorically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.’
Ultra Violet, the 2018 Colour of the Year, and You
Does naming a Colour of the Year make any difference to most of us?
You may see a little more purple in the shops. There will be no saturation of the colour unless you go to the ‘Shop’ Page of the Pantone site for a feast of purple.
As Ultra Violet is a blue-based Purple, it looks fabulous on those of you will cool skin or hair tones.
Those of you with a warm colouring can still wear it with these provisos –
- Wear it below your waist as ultra violet in a dark shade is a slimming colour.
- Wear it in a design with a lower neckline so that it does not drain the colour from your face.
- Wear it with your favourite light-coloured scarf or necklace because a light and dark contrast looks good on every woman.
There you have it. You are up-to-date with the ‘In’ Colour.
Have fun. Join my secret club. Every time you see something in a blue-based purple colour, smile and say to yourself ‘Aah! Colour of the Year’. At the most, you will feel happier. Conversely, you will have people wondering what you saw that they missed.