Shades of Purple – How to Wear the Color of the Year
February 25, 2018
Pantone is a color trend forecasting institute that highlights the top colors that we will be seeing in the upcoming seasons. In the winter months of 2017, they announced that Ultra-Violet will be the color of the year for 2018. This color was meant to provide a direction for trends and designs in the coming year. Ultra Violet was brought about by many factors, with the most popular influences being music icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix.
“Ultra-Violet is meant to communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking towards the future. The color 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,” Pantone stated.
Ultra-Violet is a very dark tone color – a mix of red and blue is more of a cold month color. For us, the warmer months of spring are approaching and we have the lighter shades of purple on our minds. Lavender and lilac are catching our eyes as they slowly appearing in stores. These lighter colors are becoming this year’s millennial pink.
The purple sweater that I’m wearing in my photo caught my eye when I was strolling around Target one day. It is a cute light lavender color and has a tie front. It’s great because I can wear it during these colder months. I paired it with dark jeans and boots. I could also wear this top with white jeans and sandals for when the weather gets warmer.
HOW TO WEAR THE COLOR
The color purple can be broken down into many different shades and hues. This makes it very easy to pair with other colors – especially white and black. You can wear a light lavender sweater with a pair of leather pants for a really soft but edgy look. But, you could also pair the soft purple top with light jeans and a pair of flats. If you are going for a bolder look, try a deep purple sweater dress with white boots or block heels. If you want a more casual look pair the deep purple clothing piece with an all-black outfit.
The easiest way to wear the color purple without committing to a full outfit is to wear it as an accent. Think shoulder bags, block heels, fun hats, and scarves. With accessories, you can wear the dark ultra-violet color or the light lavender. The color will stand out against white tops and light jeans and is perfect for spring.
How would you wear this color for cold and warm weather?