Ultra Violet Purple!
That's right -- according to Pantone, 2018 really IS the year of royalty. The color, which is often associated with royalty, power and luxury, will likely be seen everywhere from Pinterest wedding boards to graphic design to interior decorating. Looks like Meghan Markle isn't the only one getting the royal treatment now.
While this past year focused on the tranquility and new beginnings of the natural hue of greenery, 2018 is packing a bigger punch. Purple combines the calm of blue and power of red, making it a more diverse color by nature.
“It’s also the most complex of all colors, because it takes two shades that are seemingly diametrically opposed — blue and red — and brings them together to create something new,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said to The New York Times.
In addition, Pantone hopes to make a subtle unifying political stance with this color choice, calling for peace between Democrats and Republicans by bringing together two vastly different colors into one harmonious hue (which also fittingly symbolizes spiritualization and self-actualization).
Overall, Pantone's pick for color of the year symbolizes the shift away from neutrality that we've been seeing in design trends. While beiges and whites had their time, taking a stance and incorporating personality into a design, an outfit, or even a movement, is long overdue. We're returning to the vibrant days of Prince and outspoken discussions of equality. And who knows? Perhaps a more multicolored world will be the spark that unifies all of us.
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