Ultra Violet Style: How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year

pantone ultra violet looks to try
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It’s official: 2018 is looking bright. Ultra violet is making waves as Pantone’s chosen color of the year, and we’re taking a look at chic ultra violet style combinations you’ll want to try now.

Here are 10 colorful takes on Pantone ultra violet anyone can rock.

1. Ultra Violet + Red

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Next-door neighbors on the color wheel, red and purple just look so good together.

This romantic combination is great to wear for Valentine’s Day (or another romantic occasion) as a bright alternative to soft pinks, and it works just as well in fall and winter as it does throughout the warmer months ahead.

2. Ultra Violet + Blue

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Prefer a cooler approach to Pantone ultra violet style? Tone things down with rich shades of blue.

This cohesive pairing can be tailored to your personal preferences:

  • Bold (like a colorblock dress in cobalt blue and violet)
  • Modern (navy blazers and violet blouses)
  • Simple (a violet sweater and blue jeans)

3. Ultra Violet + Metallics

Want a no-fail way to rock 2018’s favorite hue? Go for tried-and-true metallics.

  • Cinch a violet dress with a pewter belt
  • Accessorize for date night with rose-gold high heels
  • Warm up a violet blouse with sunny yellow gold

4. Ulta Violet + Pink

Girly girls, prepare yourselves. If you’re a fan of feminine style, then there’s a pretty good chance your closet is already full of pink designs.

Ultra violet gives these flirty pieces a little extra flair.

5. Ultra Violet + Camel

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If your wardrobe is a collection of 9-to-5 basics, then camel is the shade that will bring everything together.

This neutral takes ultra violet to a sophisticated new level and effortlessly complements warm skin tones.

6. Ultra Violet + Black

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A pair of black boots with a Pantone ultra violet dress makes for an office-to-happy-hour-ready look.

The color black helps ultra violet shrink just the right amount for the workplace. But if your workplace is a little too conservative for boots, try black flats with a blazer over the dress. (Until the clock hits 5 — then it’s time for the boots!)

7. Ultra Violet + Cream

Winter whites, bright whites, off-whites… whatever. Pantone ultra violet looks amazing with them all.

Whether you add a dose of cream with a stylish bag or break up the color with a large cream scarf, this is a winning combo.

8. Ultra Violet + Brights

If you’re dreaming of warm weather and tropical getaways, then add some ultra violet to your travel plans.

This vivid color is a must for spring and summer styling and works so well with the season’s warmest tones and airy pastels.

Pair it with shades of orange and lime for a tropical punch, or go the neon route for a nod to the ’80s (in a good way).

9. Ultra Violet + Purple

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Flatter your figure with a monochromatic presentation that’s anything but boring. Purple on purple just works. Period.

Don’t want to limit Pantone ultra violet to clothes? Why not try it on your hair for a pretty, unexpected pop of color.

10. Ultra Violet Accents

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If you’re a little color-shy, try your ultra violets in small accents instead.

Purple-tinted sunglasses are a subtle way to style this trend with anything in your closet, while violet coats, purses, scarves, and high heels are all instant statement pieces in neutral-heavy wardrobes.

Will you wear Pantone ultra violet? Share your favorite style ideas in the comments section below!

Lesley Sheridan is a high-maintenance fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer who thinks she’s low-maintenance. (Yes, she stole that line from When Harry Met Sally.) In addition to writing for The Local Lifestyle, her work regularly appears on Zenni Optical and Slickdeals. Make her day by sending her a tweet.

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