Ultra Violet: Styling With Pantone’s Color of The Year 2018

Posted on January 12, 2018, 2:40 pm
2 mins


This past December, PANTONE® announced that the Color of The Year for 2018 is the bold Ultra Violet. The vibrant color “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future,” according to the color institute. While the color purple is often associated with mindfulness practices, it is also known to represent rebellion and creativity. Associated with rock stars, from Prince and David Bowie, to Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, this color is no shrinking violet.

Avec Bergamot Purple Chair

The design worlds—including home, decor and fashion—have embraced not just the bright Ultra Violet but more subtle shades as well. French cookware company Le Creuset introduced their latest collection, Provence, shortly after the Pantone announcement. Meant to mimic the beauty of the region’s lavender fields in bloom, this cookware may compete with the food for attention at your next dinner party.

With home decor, you can go as subtle as some lilac flowers in a vase, or add an accent chair in a deep aubergine.

On the runway there is a softer hue in lilac taking over the millennial pink position, from feminine dresses to fabulous metalics. Vibrant or gentle, purple’s many hues are prominent for spring/summer dressing.

Check out these shoes, accessories, tops and more that pay homage to Ultra Violet in 2018, the year of Pantone’s purple reign.













Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.