And the 2018 Color of the Year is… Ultra Violet! According to Pantone, Ultra Violet “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” I don’t know about all that, but it is starting to grow on me. At first I really wasn’t a fan, but after I got over its striking resemble to Barney purple, I’ve warmed up to this playful Pantone violet quite a bit. It definitely screams fun and creativity, and who doesn’t need more of that in their life? In today’s post, I’m sharing 21 ways to incorporate Ultra Violet into your home and wardrobe.
This Pantone violet makes a great home accent and is definitely trending right now. In fact, it’s been trending in meditation spaces and creative incubators for quite some time. The use of purple-toned lighting has been known to energize communities, inspire connections, and ignite mystery. Similarly, fresh pops of Ultra Violet, which can be achieved with agate coasters and fur throws, can add subtle mindfulness to your life. Mastering how to wear ultra violet without looking like a crayon, on the other hand, takes a little more finessing than some of the previous Colors of the Year. I’m talking about Pantone Serenity and Pantone Rose Quartz, in particular. That’s why I’ve chosen to feature more accessories than garments in this year’s roundup. Click an image for product details or scroll down to the bottom of this post for an itemized description of everything featured.
Pantone Violet Finds | 1-7
1. Purple Agate Coasters (Set of 4), $26 | 2. Kendra Scott Amethyst Pendant Necklace, $50 | 3. Butter London Ultra Violet Glazen Eye Gloss, $24 | 4. Re-Kånken Water Resistant Backpack, $90 | 5. Velvet Purple Heeled Sandals, $33 | 6. Touch Screen Winter Gloves, $9 (also available in black, brown, and red) | 7. Purple Silky Pashmina Scarf, $11 (available in over two dozen colors)
Pantone Violet Finds | 8-14
8. Ombre Tassel Tiered Earrings, $8 (available in 18 different colors) | 9. Butter London Ultra Violet Nail Lacquer, $10 | 10. Plush Velvet Throw Purple, $14 | 11. Violet Princess Cut Stud Earrings, $20 (available in 4 other colors) | 12. Butter London Ultra Violet Liquid Lipstick, $18 | 13. KitchenAid Design Series Stand Mixer in Plum, $430 | 14. Butter London Ultra Violet Glazen Lustrous Liner, $19
Pantone Violet Finds | 15-21
15. Purple Cable Knit Beanie, $7 (available in 6 different colors) | 16. moreFit Wristband Fitness Tracker, $10 | 17. Purple Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones, $80 | 18. mCover Purple Laptop Hardshell Case, $20 (not compatible with SurfaceBooks and available in 9 colors) | 19. Dessy Collection Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit, $160 | 20. Merax 3 Piece Lightweight Spinner Suitcase Set, $140 (also available in 6 other colors) | 21. Butter London Ultra Violet Rush Lip Gloss, $20
How are you incorporating Ultra Violet into your life? If I’m missing any awesome Pantone violet home or fashion finds, please let me know! Also, for all my Pantone fans, you can check out my Pantone Greenery (2017 Color of the Year), Pantone Serenity (1/2 of the 2016 Color of the Year), and Pantone Rose Quartz (1/2 of the 2016 Color of the Year) style guides, as well!