2018 Color of the Year: Pantone® Announces Ultra Violet

With 2017 behind us, we start to look ahead at the possibilities of a new year. In the spirit of gearing up for what 2018 has in store, we have taken inspiration from Pantone® and their announcement for the 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet! This announcement from Pantone® has always marked upcoming trends, and in 2018, is a symbolic color attribute of our hopes for what the new year may bring.

The Ultra Violet announcement reinforces all our collective hopes for a future built by visionary thinking, artistic brilliance and inquisitive creativity. The 2018 Color of the Year encompasses the hope that the year ahead will push boundaries, inspire connection and bring more mindfulness to an over-stimulated world. (Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet)

Connect With The Inspiration Behind Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple that takes our creative inspiration to new heights, allowing us to become more imaginative! This enticing color stirs much excitement and has us thinking in purple! Below you’ll find a selection of our best purples that capture the essence of this year’s color of the year!

Creativity Unleashed Through Craft

Ultra Violet marks a need for more mindful practices, and in an increasingly over-stimulated world, we can’t help but agree! Purple evokes mystical qualities and has a connection with meditative states that bring inspiration. As knitters and crocheters, this color speaks to us!

The meditative practice of knitting and crocheting have been a relief from the hustle and bustle of life, a calming way to slow down as you move through stitches. The repetitive motion of yarn over hook or needles makes for a mantra that allows us to be creative. This creative outlet is further enhanced by the liveliness of yarn. In its various textures and colors, the inspiration is endless!

Patterns Inspired By The 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

How will you use purple in your next project? Looking for inspiration? Check out these knit and crochet patterns made for the excitement of the 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. Get to know all our patterns made with purple yarn here.

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