Ultra Violet: Pantone Color of the Year

January 5, 2018 7:00 pm by Katrina Castaneda

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “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.”

Ultra Violet invites us to express ourselves in the form of fashion, technology and even career-wise, giving us the chance to really open up our true identity to our society. Here we give you ways on how this color can dominate the rest of your year.


Home Inspiration

The best way to feel the Ultra Violet vibe is by incorporating it to items found inside your home.


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We’ve seen these bar stools in neutral colors, but giving in to brighter colors such as this year’s color will surely liven up certain spaces of your home.

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Start by adding up a few home accessories in certain parts of the house like your living room or bathroom.

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But if you really want to go all out, painting some parts of your home wall will definitely make a statement.



Time to experiment with your make up look. Out with the reds and nudes try out this different yet fresh look using ultra violet shades. Of course, it’s not for the faint hearted. Be bold and wear this year’s color, and make heads turn!


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Most of us swear to have a healthier lifestyle at the start of the year but are we actually acting on it? Having the right workout gear like this Sassa tank, Wacoal leggings, hooded cropped top from H&M and Nike running shoes will definitely boost up your exercise mood that could finally bring you to that body weight you’ve been targeting months and months ago!

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Pay attention to your crowning glory and give it a 360 makeover. You can opt for an ombre ultra violet, or go for a full color in the lighter violet shade! There are Ways to Update Your Look Minus the Hair Damage, just ask for an expert opinion from your trusted hairstylist or just buy a hair color kit straight from your neighborhood drugstore.



If you’re not yet ready to add violet to your daily clothing, you can start small by opting for accessories that are 2018 ready. These items can be mixed and matched with your closet staples, which you can work with all year long!


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Score some mouthwatering desserts that are of course, in line with our pantone color! How about this eggette sundae from Eggette & Co., Honest Ube Cake from Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, Puto Bumbong cake from Lia’s Cakes in Season, Puto Bumbong Pudding from Lihim ni Maria if you’re in Baguio. Better yet, Get Your Yam On and be inspired to make your own homemade ube treats!

Ultra Violet for 2018 helps us to be more confident, imaginative and to be open to changes. All actions still rely on us as to what will happen in our future. Like what they always say, the best is yet to come! Cheers to the new year ahead!




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