- Ultra Violet, the PANTONE colour of the year 2018
As Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says, Ultra Violet is the expression of a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. PANTONE 18-3838 is a blue-based purple that suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.
Not surprisingly, shades of ultra-violet have been doing the circuit in the creative world for years now. Think musical icons like Jimi Hendrix with Purple Haze and Prince with Purple Rain or some of Mark Rothko's paintings. And let's not forget the intrinsic spiritual qualities of this complex and contemplative colour, used to inspire connection in many mindfulness practices.
For the world of design, the Pantone colour Ultra Violet aims to launch much more than a passing trend to be a sign that emphasises the real needs of people at the moment, where colour is a valuable ally in creating not just objects but atmospheres.
Here below is a selection of design products made in this colour, with its bold creative inspiration that will hit us in 2018. Wall coverings, rugs, chairs, candle-holders, cushions, mirrors - everything you need to put you in just the right mood to see in the new year!
Chic Blotch Wallpaper, Timorous Beasties http://www.timorousbeasties.com/
Mr Baboon Blanket, Paris Essex, -https://www.parisessex.com/
Ankara Table, Matière Grise- http://www.matieregrise-decoration.fr/index.aspx
Beak Carafe, Nude - https://www.nudeglass.com/
Contour Bowl, Nude - https://www.nudeglass.com/
Have Me Metal Chair, Sé - http://se-collections.com/
Napoleon Bee Cushion, Timorous Beasties - http://www.timorousbeasties.com/
Phare Tealight, Nude -https://www.nudeglass.com/
Ghost Mirror by Philippe Starck, Kartell - http://www.silveraltd.co.uk/
ODA Lamp, pulpo -http://www.pulpo-shop.de
Find out more: https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018