Ultra Violet – Pantone Color Of The Year 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The 2018 PANTONE Color of the Year is Ultra Violet!

Pantone shares:

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July team have been inspired by the color Ultra Violet! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

1. Ultra Violet Sunset Print by Aska Marzec from PaintingsGallery 

2. Ultra Violet Fantasy Illustration by Przemila K from CanisArtStudio 

3. Ultra Violet Digital Paper by Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital

4. Ultra Violet Basket by Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset

5. Ultra Violet Hand Knitted Headband by Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels

6. Ultra Violet Dog Bandana by Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal

7. Ultra Violet Cosmetic Purse by Marta Gotliba from GottliebTextiles

Here are a few Ultra Violet items from the Etsy Christmas In July team on Pinterest!

Are you a member of the Etsy Christmas In July team? Do you have Ultra Violet items that you would like to have pinned on Pinterest? See the #EtsyCIJ forums to participate!