The rich, blue-based purple is simultaneously rebellious and calming; both a signature shade for recently departed rock royals like Prince and David Bowie, and a hue deeply associated with mystics, healing and mindfulness.
Ultra Violet channels brilliant night skies, counter-culture black lights and the enigmatic edges of the color spectrum—giving us space to contemplate the unknown and point towards the future.
As Leatrice Eiseman, executive of the Pantone Color Institute explains,
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination that is indigenous to Ultra Violet. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”
This year’s color is sure to offer plenty of creative fodder for artists and designers looking for a bolder palette. See how our 99designs community is working with Ultra Violet below.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out some of the previous years: