2018 Pantone Color of the Year

By January 15, 2018Colors, Fashion
Pantone Color of the Year

It’s time to get back into the swing of things with our first post of 2018! And we figured we’d kick it off with a bang with some fashion advice that you can carry around with you all year ‘round. Yes, today we’re chatting about the Pantone Color of the Year, a.k.a. the color that will be in style throughout the year, no matter the season.

So, do you know what the color of the year is? Have you heard of Pantone in previous years?

Briefly, the Pantone Color of The Year is chosen each year by the authority on all things color, the Pantone Color Institute. The chosen color usually carries with it symbolism about the upcoming year, and if often dictates trends and styles in all areas of design, including fashion, home decor, and graphic design.  

For 2018, Pantone has announced that the color of the year will be Ultra Violet!

Ultra Violet is a blue based purple that is rich, deep, and most importantly, symbolizes all the innovation and untapped creativity that we can expect to come in the bright future of 2018.

Sounds pretty great to us!

Of course, though, as women who love fashion, we bet you’re wondering how you can start incorporating this vivid purple into your wardrobe. Because yes, this is quite a bold color choice, and it might not be a color that you’re familiar with when it comes to your fashion choices.

No worries. Purple based colors have seen their fair share of moments in fashion, so if you’re in need of a little fashion inspiration to get some Ultra Violet into your life, we have you covered.

Start Small with Accessories

One of our favorite ways to add a new color to your wardrobe is to start small by accessorizing. This way, instead of dressing yourself in head to toe purple, you slowly start incorporating and work your way up. Think of it as a baby step. It’s also often less of an investment. And yes, it still gives you that ‘right-on-trend feel’ that all women seek. And of course, we have some examples of how you can accessorize with Ultra Violet.

Have a love for pretty jewelry? Why not try a pair of purple statement earrings? They’re bound to add a serious fashion edge to your wardrobe.

Ultra Violet EarringsImage via ASOS

Or hey, head in the opposite direction by adding a pop of purple into your footwear. Here at Unlikely Pear you know we’re all about trendy footwear, and when you’re able to add a statement-making pop with our favorite fashion accessory, it gives us all the good feelings. Purple heels, purple sandals, and even purple boots will all give your look an edgy, luxe vibe that we’re sure any woman will appreciate.

Ultra Violet BootsImage via SSense

Trendy purple handbag? Yes, please.

Ultra Violet HandbagImage via Zulily

A hint of bold, purple eyeliner that makes your eyes pop? A can’t fail.

Ultra Violet MakeupImage via Pinterest

See what we mean? Adding small pops of purple isn’t so hard, and it will give your outfit that dash of Ultra Violet goodness that is going to be right on trend in 2018.

But hey, maybe you’re feeling a bit more bold with your fashion choices. Maybe the idea of wearing Ultra Violet isn’t so scary to you. In fact, maybe it’s actually quite exciting. If you fall into this camp of ladies, here are some more bold options for wearing the Pantone Color of The Year.

Go Big or Go Home with Ultra Violet

Your Spring wardrobe is about to get a serious upgrade with this bold purple dress. Because yes, you can wear another shade of purple in the spring other than lilac. Ultra Violet will work wonders for spring, trust us.  

Ultra Violet DressesImage via Mango

Yes, purple pants will totally be a thing this year.

Ultra Violet PantsImage via Pinterest

And of course, we have to mention the convenience of a cozy purple sweatshirt or a basic tee for those days where you still want to look fashionable, but you want something that’s easy to wear and super comfortable. You can’t go wrong with the best of both worlds, that’s for certain.

Ultra Violet SweaterImage via H&M

So ladies, what are your thoughts on the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year? As a color that stands for the hope and discovery of a limitless, bright future, we’re all for it! And hey, the fact that it looks so trendy and luxe as a fashion choice is just a bonus.

Do you think you’ll be able to incorporate this vivid shade of purple into your wardrobe? We want to know!

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