Move over Greenery. 2018 is the year of Ultra Violet. Global color authority Pantone has declared this year’s color of the year and we are all for it. Aptly named, this mystic shade of the royal purple is set to take reign across fashion, decor and all things design.
Purple is known as a color associated with power and ambition, mystery and magic. Historically worn by Roman Magistrates, this color suggests a collective movement toward advancement, and naturally, the future. Developed into Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, a blue-based purple, Ultra Violet brings with it an energy that drives us forward and onward.
Unveiling Ultra Violet
Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman describes Ultra Violet as a response to a time where inventiveness and imagination are required. Portrayed as a limitless night sky, Ultra Violet encourages us to contemplate and inspires us to pursue a greater galaxy, a world beyond what we know.
Ultra Violet and the World Today
The color of the year is said to be indicative of what we currently need in this day and age, and with the unpredictability of the world we live in, Ultra Violet aims to offer a higher ground people can seek refuge in. Whether in the form of artistic brilliance, personified by musical icons such as Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, or other forms of self-expression, Ultra Violet points to our potential to become exceptional.
Ultra Violet and Our Home
With such a vibrant shade of purple, we’re preparing to welcome the hue in grand fashion. Statement sofas in Ultra Violet are sure to transform the room’s energy and add boldness to the space.
Even in the form of pendant lamps and art prints, Ultra Violet will give the room a strong accent color and complement minimal decor pieces.
Conversely, where bold Ultra Violet walls are too bold, the mystic blue-purple shade can bring meditative calm when paired strategically with soft yellow hues and gentle blues. 2018’s Pantone Color of the Year presents a healthy challenge of spicing interiors up with its lively shade, yet still recognizes the importance of staying in tune with our emotions.