Pantone’s pick for the upcoming year is a mystifying shade of purple: Ultra Violet. The colour brings to mind something wonderfully magical and Pantone’s statement regarding their fabulous pick is quite mystical on its own.
“Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
It is a dreamy, yet edgy colour which is teasing at what is and what might be. It’s almost impossible to put your finger on the feeling it conjures. Throughout history, the colour purple has captivated many. It has been a symbol of unconventionality, uniqueness and artistic brilliance. Additionally, in this world filled with overstimulation, purple is associated with mindfulness practices which makes it a truly suitable colour in contemporary life.
The new trend colour invites and dares you to experiment with the luscious shade in the designs you are yet to make. Pantone gives some themed colour harmonies to see how well ‘Ultra Violet’ is combined with other beautiful colours.
Ready to give the new 2018 Pantone colour a leading role in your designs? Let’s get you started with some of our ‘Ultra Violet’ picks to colour up your arrangements, decorations and more.
Think purple, think about flowers such as Lisianthus, Allium, Hydrangea, Orchids, Dahlia, and plants such as the colourful and edgy bromeliad varieties.
You can find more interesting designs on our inspiration page.
Want to get started right away? Try this step-by-step for an Ultra Violet Hydrangea design.
Let the purple tone captivate you and lead you to new design ideas. Create something just out of the ordinary with the 2018 trend colour!