Pantone’s Colour Of The Year, Ultraviolet
Posted on 08 January 2018
Pantone has predicated a truly galactic year for 2018, with “Ultraviolet” being their current colour of the year. Said to represent “originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future” this hue picks up where the space race trend left off, and we cannot wait to start working it into this year’s wardrobe. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips for working the shade like a style pro.
The Accent Piece
We get it, purple is not the easiest colour to incorporate into your style, so a great way to start is with an accent piece. Pick a purple cross body bag to elevate your classic jeans and tee combo, or give an all-black ensemble a sumptuous, eccentric tone with a purple tote. Go standout in your shoes with a pair of bright purple boots – choose a patent finish to make it all about the futuristic style and wear them with everything from your staple skinny jeans to chunky tights and retro dresses.
The Statement Purple
If you’re all for statement dressing, this shade was definitely made for you. Look to sumptuous fabrics such as velvet, silk and corduroy to really bring the colour alive, whether it’s in a pair of trousers, a dress or even a shirt or coat. Seek out some purple patterns to make the colour even more striking, think purple florals to bring the shade into spring/summer.
You can bring this year’s tone into your layering game with purple separates such as a simple tee, a pencil skirt or even a piece of knitwear. Style them with subdued hues such as cream and camel to keep your outfit chic, you can layer a purple jumper over a crisp white shirt and a pair of black culottes to pep up your workwear.
Ultraviolet Head To Toe
Embrace the trend to its fullest with an h2t look. We’ve seen everything from ultraviolet jumpsuits to bright purple maxi dresses on the catwalk, so you’ll be way ahead of the curve if you add a full-on tonal look to your wardrobe.
Purple has long oozed a regal air, and that’s why it’s the perfect colour to style with your jewellery. Gold and purple is a classic grand colour combo, think ultraviolet nails paired with our Belgravia watch, or a purple shirt cuff sitting against a Westminster watch for the men. Either way, these accessories will bring a dose of luxury to this year’s Pantone shade.