Pantone is a global authority on color. They are the standardized color reproducers, which guarantees that certain shades, and hues all match, even from different manufactures. From color trends, to color consultancy and color forecasting, they can be found in just about every industry, including fashion.
Starting in 2000 the Pantone Color Institute has declared a “Color of the Year” which is determined after two days of debates, presentations, evidence founded in fashion designers, florist, and other companies to determine what color is trending for the year. Although Pantone suggests that the color of the year isn’t just trends, it’s a social movement, a symbol of what the world needs.
This year, that color is Ultra Violet 18-3838.
They chose ultra violet because they believe it is inventive and imaginative, a color that symbols creativity. We totally agree that violet is imaginative, inventive and creative and we’ve been crushing on the violet hair colors for some time now. But, in honor of ultra violet being named the color of 2018, we thought we’d give you some creative ways to wear the color in your hair.
Ultra Violet Hair Accessories
You don’t have to commit to ultra violet hair to be on this color trend. Simply find yourself one or a few hair accessories that embrace the color of the year. You can take this trend to the gym with some sweat bands, to a festival with more boho-inspired looks or delicately timeless with bows and ribbons.
All Over Ultra-Violet
Perhaps the biggest commitment to the ultra-violet trend is an all over dye. This takes some commitment and you might have to revisit your stylist a few times to really get this look you aspire to have. But, this hair color is perfect for somebody looking for something new and has cooler skin tones.
Gray and Ultra Violet
Perhaps the all over deeper purple hues is too much for you. Keep it lighter by adding gray or light black colors in with your violet highlights. This is a great way to add more dimension to your hair and gives the illusion of fullness and movement. Perfect to embody the violet gray mind, hair and spirit!
Just the tips! Why not dip your hair into this years hair color of the year by trying it on the bottom of your hair only. You can play around with this look and just do the tips or let move it up throughout the length of your tresses, depending on your hairs length and personal preference.
Ultra-Violet Balayage Highlights
Get creative with your ultra violet haircolor and dabble with some highlights. This way you can play with different hues, and how heavy or light you want the highlights. This will be easier to maintain, and can be a softer way to wear this trend.
There you have it, Ultra Violet, the color of 2018. We personally think it’s a good choice and we’re looking forward to seeing all the ways ultra violet plays into our 2018 lives. We think embracing the creativity the color inspires with hair color and hair accessories is a great place to start!