A global leader in colour forecasting, Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year is ultra violet.
According to Pantone, “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.”
Musical icons such as Prince and Jimi Hendrix were synonymous with this shade through fashion and song, and made it culturally cool to embrace such a vivid hue.
Expect it to enjoy a resurgence this year, expressed via interiors, clothes, even hair and make-up for the daringly brave.
Carbo ultra violet lounge chair, $529. The hand woven seat is made from purple coloured synthetic cord and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. satara.com.au
is gift “Just Add Colour” reading glasses, $12.95. Add some ultra violet colour to your world with these bright, stylish reading glasses. Available at select Dymocks stores.
Mexican otomi cushion, $59. Hand embroidered folk art from the Otomi community of San Pablito, who commonly depict animals, birds and insects. thetoucanshop.com
Skeyndor Global Lift Elixir, $179. Akin to sending sagging, wrinkled and damaged skin to rehab, this is loaded with ingredients that restore and redefine contours, unify tone and leave the complexion luminous and fresh. Stockists, call 1800 554 545.
S+ Lila salad servers, $59.95. Purple and green are a striking combination, making this shade ideal for diving into a leafy salad. villeroy-boch.com.au
Grace Pack, $119.95. A stylish way to protect your laptop and tablet with shock isolated suspension, numerous pockets, and a cable routing system that allows you to connect devices within the pack. stmgoods.com.au
Swisspers Coconut Oil facial wipes, $6.49. Coconut oil is a skincare superfood which is able to dissolve and remove makeup gently. Available at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse.
Hampton check bath towel, $29.95. A simple item that can be changed to match every colour of the year, currently in a vibrant shade that’ll complement a crisp white bathroom. pillowtalk.com.au
Swan chair replica, $479. Arne Jacobsen was a celebrated Danish architect and designer, well known for his Swan chair. This replica is a tribute to the original design, made up entirely of curves and considered a technologically innovative masterpiece. thedesignedit.com.au
Spring in Hyde Park London framed print, $222.50. Inject a shot of ultra violet onto your walls by hanging prints that feature this uplifting colour. adrianalfordphotography.com
Purple Premium Tassel Embellished Heels, $80. If purple isn’t a shade you’d normally wear, opt for something minimal and affordable, such as shoes, accessories or jewellery. prettylittlething.com.au
Dr. LeWinn's Line Smoothing Complex Eye Recovery Complex, $74.95. A light textured eye cream designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse.
Liquid hair chalk, $15. A fun way to embrace 2018’s colour of the year during the holiday period, without resorting to anything too permanent. briteorganix.com
Kids slim metallic thongs, $24.99. Ultra violet is an ideal colour choice for kids, who are often drawn to this vibrant hue. havaianasaustralia.com.au
Keep My Colour Blonde shampoo, $26.95. This nutrient-rich shampoo is essential for anyone after the cool tones of the iconic Aussie blonde. elevenaustralia.com