Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2018

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Introducing Ultra Violet, Pantone’s much-anticipated Colour of the Year for 2018.

For Pantone, this thought-provoking hue speaks of the unknown universe, of mystery and intrigue and potential discoveries, of spirituality and mindfulness, of experimentation and going against the grain.

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” says Leatrice Wiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

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