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Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet, is more significant than you think

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet, is more significant than you think

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Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet, is more significant than you think

Pantone's Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet, is much more than just a colour — it's a statement. 

Pantone has long been the leading authority on everything colour and a bible for designers and artists. When the company started declaring its annual "‘Colour of the Year," they became veritable tastemakers, informing trends that would be seen across fashion, beauty and home design. Upon making its debut, Pantone’s widely anticipated COTY is quickly seen in everything from dresses and boots, and nail polish and eyeshadow to sofas and blankets and everything in between.

When Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the Colour of the Year for 2018, it struck a chord with many for a variety of reasons. After 2017, what many considered a tumultuous year across the globe, this colour appears to be making a statement and addressing some of the feelings that many people are experiencing right now. Ultra Violet, it seems, is much, much more than just a colour.

This purple, for instance, was a significant colour during the women’s suffrage movement in the early 1900s. The suffragettes who marched demanded the right to vote and advocated for women’s rights, all while wearing purple sashes in a shade not unlike Pantone’s Ultra Violet. In fact, there’s actually a women’s rights advocacy group called Ultra Violet, which was founded five years ago and whose work focuses on reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, violence, and racial justice for all women.

Purple is also a colour often used in campaigns for LGBTQ equality and some have read even further into Pantone’s choice, noting that purple emerges as the result of mixing red and blue, perhaps a reference to the hope that our Democratic and Republican neighbours to the south are able to work together for the good of all people.

From its storied past to its current political persuasions, Pantone’s Ultra Violet is definitely ripe with possibility. Plus, it’s simply a delicious jewel tone that adds a rich look to any home’s interior. Here are 10 products in Ultra Violet that make us swoon. Each one represents an easy and effortless way to welcome this happy hue into your home!

 

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8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Throw Pillow

Blauvelt Decorative Hypo Allergenic Throw Pillow, , $38

Source: Wayfair.ca

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Artwork

Skyscraping Limited Edition Artwork, , prices vary

Source: Minted

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Statement Chair

Baxton Studio Rylee Loveseat in Purple Velvet, , $720

Source: Bed, Bath & Beyond

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Lamp Shade

Painted Range Lamp Shade in Violet, , $46.40

Source: Anthropologie

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Wall Paint

Benjamin Moore paint in Mystical Grape (2071-30), , see website for details

Source: Benjamin Moore

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Rug

Safavieh Milan Shag Purple Rug, , $84

Source: Overstock

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Lounge Chair

Velvet Lounge Chair and Ottoman, , $370

Source: Wayfair.ca

8 ways to bring Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year "Ultra Violet" into your home

Dishware

Mini Round Cocotte in Cassis, , $20

Source: Le Creuset

 

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