2018 is here with all the new trends, and the most colorful news of the lot is that Pantone has declared Ultraviolet as the color of the year. This pretty purple hue speaks of power, luxury, ingenuity and the root of all creative ideas & endless possibilities. Dramatically provocative, this color is a rich blue-toned shade of violet makes one think of inky night skies and endless galaxies. It is said to give you the power to extend your boundaries, and inject inspiration & individuality into your life. Thus it is an absolute must for you to incorporate this brilliant hue into your lifestyle – whether it’s in the form of fashion or home décor or even food!



Fashion Forward

Undoubtedly, this year’s chosen color is a great way to add some style to your looks. A color that’s this original and visionary deserves definite spots in your wardrobe. You can go for a pleated velvet blouse in violet with flared sleeves paired with 90’s flared denim and silver hoop earrings for a nice retro day look. You can even flaunt a long kurta with floral prints in rich mauve and pair it with a statement ring, or dare to go bold with purple high waist trousers with tucked-in white ruffle shirt for a head-turning outfit! Think accessories like vibrant purple varsity socks or a violet cross body bag or embellished sandals to add this color-of-the-moment to your closet this year.



Happy Home Décor

This inspirational color is going to give a total makeover to your home and these are a few ways in which you can simply and aesthetically add this colour to your humble abode. You can definitely add a classy and stylish violet single sofa in your living room and it will contrast well with white walls and pink cushions. You can even dare to go for a lush woven or faux fur mauve carpet in the living room coordinating with lilac interior accents such as lamp shades, vases, crockery and coaster sets. You can even choose a plush deep purple bed for your master bedroom or bright purple shutter windows in your study room. Going for patterned wallpapers in this rich colour also can make an individual wall stand out.



Make-up Magic

You can actually ace the use of this year’s Pantone color in your everyday as well as party makeup looks! For a violet take on the classic smoky eye look, you can switch your black kohl with a purple one and choose a creamy formula that you can blend on the lids with your fingers to give a messy, smudged look. A trendy purple eye-shadow can also lift up your daily look in a jiffy! If you want a bolder look with your LBD, you can definitely wing those eyes with metallic or matte rich violet eyeliner and finish with heaps of mascara. For the lips, if you aren’t bold enough to go for a bright purple, go for a deeper, more plum-ish shade and keep the rest of the face make-up light.  And it goes without saying; the safest and fail-proof way of rocking this colour is to go for an ultra violet manicure that’ll help you score major style points!



For The Love Of Food

This year is going to be all about purple, and hence if you are a lover of grapes, black and blue berries, well then you’ll be happy to hear it’s your food year. Think blueberry cheesecakes and berry popsicles, blackberry mojitos and black current ice cream scoops. Try lavender lemonades or galaxy macarons – the options are endless, so indulge! Experiment in food by going for pink velvet cake with purple frosting, sweet potato and peanut butter cups, galaxy honey-glazed doughnuts, blackberry coconut smoothies, and everything ultra violet that’s going to take your Instagram feed to another level!


With these sure shot ways of incorporating this majestic and regal shade into your life, you are all sorted for this visionary and successful year. So, go ultra-violet in all spheres of life!


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