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Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

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Yesterday Pantone released their color of the year for 2018 :

18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET

I get a kick out of their artist statement on the meaning of the color Ultra Violet:

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

…..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….”  

As an artist, I like the medium tone and that is not a harsh, jarring color.  As a seamstress, I know my customers who go crazy over purple, will love anything made with this Ultra Violet.

I like this color. It’s a nice calm, shade of blue-purple that is not too harsh or too pastel. It would be a nice accent in any home, whether in a painting, on a wall, as pillows, or furniture.  It’s a color that looks good on most people as far as clothing goes.  There are so many people who love purple, I think Ultra Violet will be a big hit.

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