Pantone Ultra Violet I will be wearing it in 2018 will you?

Pantone ultra violet as I am sure you have heard by now, is the colour of the year for 2018? I am so pleased and almost excited about the endless possibility this gorgeous colour will bring to my wardrobe and fingernails in 2018.


pantone ultra violet colour of the year earrings


Pantone Ultra Violet

On my walls, no thank you. On my back, yes please. A huge thank you in advance to Pantone for making me feel trendy this year. What about the the saying that only ‘old ladies wear purple’  In my opinion another myth to be banished forever to the back of the closet!

Pantone says:

“…A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future…”


I have been researching the stores for you and found plenty of example as to how purple can be added to your wardrobe next year. Let’s start with Ultra Violet in Beauty Products…

I will be wearing Ultra Violet on my nails in 2018

These colours are already available to buy online from Boots:

pantone ultra violet nails

Purple Mens Wear for 2018.

One thing I must mention, this is a bright blue purple, no plum tones please, think Prince as in  Purple Rain rather than Raspberry Beret!

These mens tops are all available to buy online from River Island.


pantone ultra Violet menswear



“…On my walls, no thank you! On myself , yes please!

Ultra Violet for Women’s Shoes in 2018

This selection is again from River island (who appear to be on top of the colour game so far)

PS. I just bought the jeweled mules as they are on sale at £20!


Pantone ultra violet shoe colours


Ultra violet Jewellery

The Tassels and Bracelet are from mango, the Necklace is from Oasis.


Pantone Ultra Violet Jewellry


Ultra violet Bags for 2018

The purple tote bag is from Laura Ashley A bargain for £20 in the sale


Pantone ultra violet purple bags


The colour Purple in Womens wear.

A Jumper with a pretty Bee Motif, a kimono style wrap top available from JD Williams and a beautiful pussy bow tie neck Blouse from Zara.



Purple womens wear 2018 ultra violet

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Shop The Colour Purple

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So will you be joining me in wearing The Colour Purple in 2018? I would love to know your thought?

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  1. 05/01/2018 / 10:41

    WOW, perfect Color for 2018 – I have a coat in Ultra violet – I’m really happy about it. Your pic are wonderful.
    XO Martina from Germany

    • 05/01/2018 / 19:32

      Thank you Martina I think it is a wonderful colour too!
      best wishes
      Ashley x

  2. 28/12/2017 / 18:39

    Oohhh I love purple so I cannot wait to wear Ultra Violet in 2018. Plus I own very similar tassel fringe statetement earrings. Great pieces here. Hope you had a great Christmas!

    Welcome by today and every Thursday to share your gorgeous style by linking up with me. Thank you and Happy New Year Suzanne!

    • 28/12/2017 / 22:44

      Hello Ada isn’t it a fabulous colour so cheerful too?
      wishing you and yours a very happy happy 2018
      kindest wishes
      Ashley x

  3. 28/12/2017 / 01:37

    I had seen this fun fact, but completely forgot. Thank you for sharing all the great clothing pieces and accessories. I’m happy to note that I already own an item or two in ultra violet. I had to chuckle when you mentioned no purple for your walls. We had a purple kitchen when I was growing up. NOT pretty! You’ve made excited to paint my nails purple! Thank you for linking up with the Thursday Moda.

    • 28/12/2017 / 10:41

      Hello Chrissy! I have already picked out three shades of ultra violet for my nails for next year, now I just need to grow them longer!
      bestest wishes

  4. 23/12/2017 / 12:58

    Love this color and I was also crazy about Radiant Orchid from 2014. I can’t wait for the eye shadow palettes to
    come out with this color!
    Happy holidays, Mimi

    • 23/12/2017 / 13:31

      Hi Mimi i love this colour too! I hadn’t even thought of eyeshadows or eyeliners!
      Happy holidays to you too!
      best wishes

  5. 23/12/2017 / 03:16

    The purple earrings are stunning. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a happy New Year. Nicole at High Latitude Style

    • 23/12/2017 / 09:25

      Thank you Nicole! Wishing the same to you!

  6. 21/12/2017 / 14:36

    I recently wore a violet bell sleeve sweater and someone commented it will be the color of the year next year. I didn’t know what they meant by that at the time, but I do now! How exciting! I’ve been so disappointed in their color choices the past few years, but this one I can get behind.

    • 21/12/2017 / 16:08

      Hi Amy me too! I think its vibrant and cheerful!
      best Ashley x

  7. 18/12/2017 / 21:40

    I want that River Island fuzzy purple clutch! And I’ll be wearing purple on my nails, too! Awesome picks!

    • 18/12/2017 / 21:42

      Hi Roxanne
      Aha i know what you mean! I had to order all those nail polishes! its a tough life being a blogger huh?
      best ashley x

  8. 18/12/2017 / 06:21

    I think this will be a hard colour to wear! For me anyway. Love the varnishes and the earrings though xx

    • 18/12/2017 / 17:42

      Too many rules Laurie!
      give it a go?

  9. 18/12/2017 / 00:36

    I like the nail polish colours, too. Purple used to be my all time favourite colour when I was a kid not so much as an adult. Might have to give it a try with something. I could always put a purple rinse on my silver hair!!

    • 18/12/2017 / 17:41

      Hi Sharon,
      I loved purple when a kid because it was Donny Osmonds fave colour!
      Ashley x

  10. 15/12/2017 / 13:18

    Thank you Natasha, I’ve ordered a couple, now I just need some nails!
    best wishes
    Ashley x

  11. 15/12/2017 / 08:24

    Beautiful, the nail varnishes look delicious! x