February 1, 2018

Every year since 2000, The Pantone® Color Institute has chosen a color that reflects the current cultural climate. The color they have chosen has historically influenced trends in all facets of design including architecture, interior, fashion, art, food, travel, and the list goes on.

This year it’s Pantone 18-3838, also known as ultra violet.

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

Laurie Pressman, the Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said,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.”

Let's take this beautiful Ultra Violet and bring our craft to a new level, our artistic expression to a higher level.

Also check out some of our Chigiri-e project kits that incorporate beautiful shades of purple.