2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

The Color of the Year is a color that will be a large presence in multiple industries in the upcoming year. From fashion to furniture, the Color of the Year weaves itself into top industries, becoming the hottest trend for years to come. The 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet.

Back in November, we took a deep dive into the different color trends we had been seeing in order to predict the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year. In the previous years, we had seen a lot of greens, pinks and blues. Therefore, we predicted something a little different – a purple – specifically “Ultra Violet” or “Spring Crocus.” Pantone announced the 2018 Color of the Year and as it turns out…we were right!

Ultra Violet: the 2018 Color of the Year


We couldn’t be more pleased with Pantone’s selection for 2018 Color of the Year. This color is rich, regal and brings something different to the Color of the Year family. As the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, said, “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.”

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Ultra Violet Makes a Splash in Fashion

Ultra Violet isn’t exactly subtle, so it’s not hard to spot the color when it pops up. Gucci’s Spring 2018 ready-to-wear line showcases Ultra Violet in multiple head-to-toe looks.

The color also appear in the Rochas and La Perla Spring 2018 lines.

These looks definitely make a statement and portray a powerful boldness, which is why Pantone selected this color for 2018.

Ultra Violet Finds its Way into Home Décor

With Ultra Violet being such a bold, statement-making color, some may find it hard to incorporate into home décor. Fear not! What do you do with a standout color like Ultra Violet? Use it as an accent.

DigsDigs recommends painting an accent wall Ultra Violet.

Decorista shared this photo from Architectural Digest that features two accent chairs with Ultra Violet upholstery.

As you can see, this color is anything but subtle. It’s used to make a statement and catch people’s attention. Let Ultra Violet empower you in 2018. Be bold, be daring and be strong. How will you incorporate Ultra Violet into your life?


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