Pantone just announced its Colour of the Year for 2018, and we think it fits the turbulent mood of the times — and, quite possibly, points to an artistic renaissance. The moody, spiritual Ultra Violet has also long been linked to feminist causes, which may explain why we feel such a solidarity with it.
“There were the feminists of the 1970’s who used [violet] as a way to stand outside the norm,” Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Color Institute
, told Refinery29
. There is even an activist group called UltraViolet
that fights for women’s rights.
Aside from its social meaning, violet — a cooler, celestial shade of purple that evokes creative expression — has mystical qualities. “It’s often associated with mindfulness practices, so it has that spiritual or mystical quality that’s attached — a little bit of magic that’s inferred in the color,” Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director, told Elle Decor
But even if the color didn’t have all of these rad things going for it, it’s still beautiful and easy to pair with other hues. Ahead, some Instagram (and shopping!) inspiration for how to decorate your home with Ultra Violet.
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Some Great Decorating Ideas Using Ultra-Violet!
Not Crazy About Purple?(Ultra-Violet)
Don’t fret! You don’t have to paint an entire room in the colour – you can add accessories for a little splash of Ultra-Violet.
Below are a few ideas to add a little bit of “purple” to keep you “on trend”.
All Photos From Refine29
I have noticed over the past few months that purple, or as Pantone has named it – Ultra-Violet has been creeping into fashion as well. Men have been seen wearing purple suits, purple ties, purple socks and if you recall, I believe Hillary Clinton wore a suit jacket with purple lapels and a matching blouse the day after the last election when she had to concede to defeat to the present President of the United States.
Let’s hope purple does mellow out the world — after 2017, I sure feel like we need a nicer, kinder world.
Happy New Year! May 2018 bring all of you happiness and prosperity!