4 Fun Facts about Pantone’s New Color of the Year

Pantone recently announced the 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet! Pantone chose Ultra Violet to empower individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets. Check out these 4 interesting facts that influenced their decision:

  1. Purples have long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance.
    For example, musical icons such as Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix flaunted shades of Ultra Violent as bold expressions of their individuality.
  2. Ultra Violet, historically, has a mystical or spiritual quality. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices.
  3. In many communities, purple-toned lighting and decorations are used to set an inspiring tone in gathering places.
  4. In literature, purple symbolizes royalty. It is often used to describe luxury items or powerful people.

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Nisse chandelier featured, Image courtesy of Toll Brothers and Possibilities for Design