Ultra Violet: Pantone colour of 2018
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Year after year, Pantone Colour Institute, the global colour trends company, announces the colour that we will see across design, fashion, technology, art, food, advertising, travel and beyond. In 2016, it was a pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity (a pale pink and powder blue); Greenery, a zesty green, in 2017; and this year, it is Pantone 18-3838, better known as Ultra Violet. “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead,” says Pantone on its website.
As the year progresses, we are sure to come across imaginative ways of painting our landscape ultra violet, but for the moment, here are eight ways to surround yourself with the colour and its close cousins.
Sunglasses by French Connection
Go cat-eye and ultra violet. At French Connection stores countrywide; Rs4,150.
Pumps by Gucci
In its Cruise 2018 collection, the label does its version of the Pantone colour by patchworking it with
leather and crystal studs. At Gucci.com; Rs72,500.
Mini bar by Trunks Company
A soft suede lining adds to the luxury of this mini bar. At the Trunks Company, Jaipur and Sabyasachi Store, Mehrauli, New Delhi; Rs1 lakh onwards.
Cleopatra by Baro
Teak wood, splayed leg, and upholstered in a deep purple, Cleopatra is quite a royal but modern statement piece for your living room. At Baro-india.com; Rs55,000 plus taxes, plus fabric.
Imperiale Joaillerieby Chopard
581 sapphires and more than 1,000 hours of work, this limited edition jewelled watch covers a rainbow of colours but is anchored in a majestic purple. At Chopard.com; price on request.
Midnight Breeze by M.A.C
The make-up studio’s 2018 collection, Velvet Mattes, is in 12 “deepest, darkest” tones, including a “blackened grape” shade of lipstick called Midnight Breeze. At M.A.C stores; Rs1,500.
Caruso Air fryer by Wonderchef
Love your fries but not the calories? This little kitchen appliance, now in purple,promises to be as
oil-free and healthy as possible. At Wonderchef.in; Rs10,999.