Why You’ll Be Seeing Purple Everywhere

pantone color of the year, ultra violet

It’s fair to say that fashion designers across the globe take note when the Pantone Color Institute releases it’s annual color of the year.

Woman in purple cashmere sweater

I’m giving the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year a rousing standing O, as purple has always been my favorite color on the planet. Their choice, is a dramatic and provocative shade of purple, affectionately named PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet.

Purple has been associated with royalty for centuries, prompting Queen Elizabeth I to allow only members of the royal family to wear this regal color.

Not only can all Brits now embrace Ultra Violet without offending the Crown, we can expect to see a sea of this vibrant color in everything from fashion to accessories and beauty.

pantone color of the year ultra violet

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6 Comments on Trend Forecast 2018 | Pantone Color Of The Year Ultra Violet

  1. Emma Peach
    January 22, 2018 at 6:05 pm (1 year ago)

    I love purple but I’m not seeing it filter down to the high street yet. I have a few purple items in my wardrobe that I’ll be digging out. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jonet
      January 23, 2018 at 8:41 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Emma, I love purple too. It will be interesting to see how it translates to fashion and accessories this year. Sending big hugs, doll. Xo Jonet

  2. Shelbee on the Edge
    January 21, 2018 at 1:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a cute post, Jonet! I have to say that I have always had sort of a love/hate relationship with purple. It literally just depends on my mood. Some days I absolutely love the color. Other days, I cringe at the sight of it. It’s kind of weird. I do have some purple in my wardrobe, so I am sure I will continue to wear it on the days when I am feeling kind of purple! Thanks for linking up with me.


    • Jonet
      January 21, 2018 at 1:27 pm (1 year ago)

      I’ve seen you rock the color purple, my dear. I understand though, color has such powerful emotional ties. See you next week. Xo Jonet

  3. jacqui
    January 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve been looking for this colour, but it hasn’t hit our shops yet. Hope it does, because it looks super. Thanks for sharing Jonet – hope you’re having a great week. x

    • Jonet
      January 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm (1 year ago)

      I’m in love with purple, such a rich and romantic color. Soon, it will be everywhere, my friend. Thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs to you from America. Xo Jonet


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