Colour of the year 2018-Ultra Violet

Pantone announced this years’ colour is UltraViolet. According to their vice president Laurie Pressman “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”(Pantone).

We are living in a world that is fast moving, anything can happen. Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. This blue-based purple takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.

We can see that designers such asGuy Laroche, Roberto Cavalli, and Genny are already using this trend in their Fall/Winter 2018/19 runway shows. I actually like this colour, it is mysterious and elegant, however, I’m not sure I can wear it because the colour itself can draw a lot of attention, it will become the dress that is wearing me not I’m wearing the dress.


violet leaves

Designers may notice the hardness for us to wear this colour, many of them choose to use the lighter Lavender instead. Such a relief J This lavender set of pictures are easier on the eyes and hearts.

lavender blossom



Total Look

Now let’s talk about how to match this colour. Firstly, you can choose to go with a total look. This is the easiest to do and may give you the extra point if you choose the right material to go with it.

The ethereal kind of material can give you a goddess look. See this Giambattista Valli Haute Couture and Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s red-carpet look, you will agree with me.


My recommendation

Vera Wang Women’s Sleeveless Chiffon Halter Gown 

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If you choose the woollen or more stiff material, it will make you look like a powerful businesswoman.

My recommendations

Badgley Mischka Women’s Oversized Wool Cocoon Coat

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If you think the total look might be a little boring, then try using different lavender shads to create more layers.

My recommendation

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+ White

Even though we say that black, white, gold, silver and grey can match with any colour, however, I think using white to match the lavender might be the best idea. White can lighten the purple-y looking and give you a fresh looking.


My Recommendation 

PUMA Women’s Suede Mono Satin Platform

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Silver and purple give you a high-technology, futurist style of looking.

My recommendation

HEIMO Women’s Sequins Keyhole Back Evening Ball Gown 

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+ light Pink-y

 Lavender is a light pink-y colour itself, so it goes well with any colour with a light and pink-y filter. The look will be soft and feminine.

My recommendation

Parker Women’s Parker Black Liza Dress

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If the above looks are not spicy enough for you, then try red. This action may require strong matching skills, if you are not so confident with it, start with a small size of red.

My recommendation

Shoshanna Women’s Dyer Dress

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Not sure about the colour yet? Why not starting with a small size of this colour? Like a handbag. It goes well with adjacent colour, but if you are not sure about it just do like Matilde Gioli, use the light colour to get your lavender handbag pop out.

My recommendations

Prada Women’s Saffiano Lux Small Crossbody Bag

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Carhartt Women’s Merino Wool Blend Hiker Crew Socks

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Gucci Lavender Round Sunglasses

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Jiayiqi Women Trendy Lavender Dry Flower Crystal Pendant Necklace

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