Ultraviolet is 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Ultraviolet is described by Pantone as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade.” Ironically, the definition of ultraviolet is located beyond the visible spectrum at its violet end, and has a wavelength shorter than those of visible light.
The color’s name violet, which is derived from the violet flower, has long been associated with royalty, as well as mindfulness. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation space energizes and inspires connection.
According to Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute: “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today”.
Violet; brings an intense touch of color, whether it’s used for a special event, in your home, or your garden. Some favorite violet flowers that look nice in a garden are: Verbena, Phlox, Irises, Pansies, Asters, and Columbine. Violet flowers that will brighten up a home’s interior are: African Violets, Persian Violets, Bromeliads and Orchids.