How to style the color of the year: Ultra Violet

By Nicole Gruss | Ads Disclosure | 2/9/18, 9:50 AM
How to style the color of the year: Ultra Violet

Last year to this year: Color of the year

Last year we saw ‘Greenery’ as our color of the year which I must say was a refreshing change to your standard primary colors. Representing the start of spring, this color was not the easiest to style as it can be seen as garish. Pantone unveiled the zesty yellowy-green shade in the hopes that this would inject some life into our wardrobes and feel at one with nature. 

This year it was announced by pantone color institute that the color of 2018 is called ultra violet (or Pantone 18-3838). By analysing and doing in depth research into our current culture such as; travel, food, film etc, they arrived at what the color of the year for 2018 would be. Described by pantone themselves as ‘provocative and thoughtful purple shade’, the color alludes to the mysteries of the cosmos and the unknown. 

How to style ultra violet into the latest fashion trends 

This color is a bold and will make a statement. So if you are feeling daring enough to this trend for 2018 then there are many ways you could potentially style the color ultra violet. Taking inspiration straight off the catwalk, below are a few trends that would look great mixed with the color of the year.

Pencil skirts 

Seen a lot on the catwalk this year, it is the comeback of the figure hugging pencil skirt. This time around they are seen to be longer, meaning more flattering which is always a good thing. replacing the full-skirted midis, the pencil is the perfect feminine fashion item that would look great with a blouse. 

Trouser suits

This trend will definitely be worth the investment! Find yourself a perfectly tailored suit for a formal event or for a work do. Whatever the occasion, this hot trend for 2018 will have you making a statement! To make even more of a dramatic statement, go for a vibrant violet to keep you on trend for both color and fashion. 


A big trend for 2018 is sneakers! you can expect to see girls emulating the socks-and-velcro of Prada any day now. From the catwalk to the high street, sneakers are huge this year so why don't you go all out and experiment with the color of the year in your sneakers. This will create a bold statement on your feet so pair your new kicks with neutral clothing and let the color of the year do the talking. 

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