Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” –



2018 is by and large, my year haha. It’s the year of the dog and Pantone have more or less chosen my favourite colour as their colour of the year, so I’m really feeling 2018. According to Pantone, Ultra Violet symbolises experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets. I know it’s a lot to say about a colour but I do really love the sentiment.


This shade feels very magical and mystical, to me. I am really excited to see how it plays into makeup trends, as we did see quite the surge in purple toned products in the second half of 2017.

  1. Butter London Lippy Liquid Lipstick in Ultra Violet
  2. Tom Ford Private Shadow in Purple Reign
  3. By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly Multicare Eye Definer
  4. MAC Lipstick in Royal Hour
  1. Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Violet Sky
  2. YSL Full Metal Shadow in Violet Wave
  3. NCLA What’s Your Sign? Sagittarius Lacquer
  4. Gucci Magnetic Color Shadow in Ultra Violet 150
  1. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick in Shameless Violet
  2. Maybelline ColorSensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Wicked Berry
  3. Natasha Denona Star Liner in Dark Violet
  4. NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Violet

I wish that I had waited to purchase my Bullet Journal for this year so that I could have picked a purple to represent the year! I actually picked one that matches last year’s colour of the year, Greenery, so maybe for next year, I’ll have one in the same shade as this! I’m most excited to see how this will shape fashion this year, actually. Something to keep your eye on for sure.


How do you think you might incorporate the colour of the year into your style?

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