And the curtains are open! This year, Pantone’s color of the year is a very loving, deep, blue-purple shade, “18-3838 Ultra Violet!”
The Pantone has been about the selection of the year’s rep color for almost a decade now. The company, through their research and predictions, comes up with a universal representation color for a year.
According to the company:
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”
Leatrice Eiseman –
Executive Director of The Pantone Color Institute
Even while asking around the colleagues, this is how they described their minds for the elected color of the year!
“The color has a warm, cool and soothing effect on my nerves. Just like the hugs i receive!”
“This is a color of elegance, royalty, and sweet lavender’s essence. On second thought, though, a constant stare at any image of the color gives you the feeling of a future possibility, as if some is said, and some is yet to come, a futuristic one at that. And besides, any shade of purple is an all time favorite!”
‘The soothing reliance of Ultra Violet are a perfect color for my bedspreads, for sleep is my pass-time hobby…:) “
And through an Artist’s eye:
“It is never an only color, but the union of two others’, that does the trick. The coolness of blue merged with the warmth of red gives you a perfect color for, let us say, ‘inner peace’.”
Now that you know what color is going to influence all the industries this year, you might as well be prepared that what kind of changes and textures you are going to experience this year!
The industries that are very prominently affected by the Pantone’s color of the year are Graphics, Fashion, Home & Styling, Digitals & Printing, Paints, and the major eye catch combos.
As I remember quite clearly, in the year 2013, my first shopping spree of spring was the year my eye only noticed the shades of purple! Might say that 2013 should have been the year of purple, or any shade of purple, as to speak? Who knows, it might just have been.. 😉
In the industry of fashion, lavender’s shades of purple have been considered quite a dramatic combinational companion. And even if it is prepared with only the shifting hues, it still brings a startling effect, effectively vibrant enough to expand a person’s sphere of vision!
To make it easier, some ideas and color hues through the quality and textures in the industry of cloth and gems and such, some pictures I am putting here, that will give you a deeper insight in how to go by with your selections for the year’s color of exotic beauty!
When it comes to Home & Lifestyle:
When Fabrics and Prints are evolving:
Fashion and Wardrobe:
And even as the decor and florals:
Now that you have a greater general idea of how the color will look through the industries around the globe, you better be prepared! 😉
To Lavender’s Passionate Purples!