The color of 2018: Ultra Violet is galactic

Remember Chili Pepper, Mimosa and Honeysuckle? And who could forget Tangerine Tango? Designers and color lovers everywhere are all so excited when the color gurus at Pantone announce the color of the year.

But THIS year we have Ultra Violet… and WOW.

Ultra Violet is a whole lot more than purple.

Here’s what the Pantone Color Institute has to say about Ultra Violet, the top color shown on the runways at New York Fashion Week: “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Pantone Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

What I see is a gorgeous color with so many uses. Sure, we all know that purple feels like wisdom and royalty – but beyond that it’s a color that’s deep in all of us – the color our long-ago ancestors saw when they gazed up into the limitless star-filled night sky. It’s strong. It’s familiar. It inspires us.

Mysteries of the cosmos, hurray!

Let’s see where Ultra Violet takes us in 2018.

Ultra Violet leads the way. Here is the full suite of colors trending for Spring 2018.

Read more about Ultra Violet, the Pantone Color Institute and past Colors of the Year.

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