Ultra, Ultra Violet!

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When you are planning a special event little details can be huge.

Being knowledgeable about the latest trends in entertaining can help you make the right decisions. And to that end there is nothing more basic than color.

Color can have a huge impact on your celebration and is often a large part of the planning – from the celebrant’s fashion, to the tablecloths and centerpieces. A thematic color can set the mood and tie together the overall style of the event.

Color of the Year

The textile analysts and strategists at the Pantone Color Institute™ have announced the Color of the Year, which serves as a color snapshot of what is taking place in the global culture.

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” says Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute.

The color for 2018 is Ultra Violet (PANTONE 18-3838).

According to the Institute, this shade is inventive, imaginative and contemplative. It communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Executive Director of the Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, says,” We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. 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.”

Several women attending The Oscars this year wore gowns in shades of this hue. A quick look through the Shop Ultra Violet tab on pantone.com gives you a peek at the variety of products that are donning this color from nail polish and furniture to neckties and luggage.

So consider this inspirational shade as you make your plans for your bar/bat celebration as a way to stay in tune with the world.

No doubt you will see it everywhere.

Jean Sheff is editor of Westchester Family.

Posted 12:00 am, April 16, 2018
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