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What is the colour for 2018?

Colour of the Year

Since I discovered Pantone, I use them as a starting point for developing a collection.  Pantone is the organisation that sets the colours for the year and hugely influences fashion, design, home décor and anything to do with design. 

For 2018, they have chosen Ultra-Violet.

But why have they chosen this shade? <BLOG_BREAK>Their view is that ultra-violet represents the mysteries of the universe or ‘the intrigue that lies ahead’. It is a colour of  individuality, ‘experimentation and non-conformity’.  It also represents luxury.

Pantone 2018 Colour

As soon as I saw this colour, I loved it!  It’s a colour that I wouldn’t naturally be drawn to – I much prefer blues – if you hadn’t noticed from my jewellery!  So I thought, this is going to challenge me.  What colours will complement this? Yellow? Orange? White? And then I began experimenting.  Polymer clay is a fantastic medium as it allows me to create so many new shades.  I’ve used a few different ones in this necklace and jazzed it up a bit by creating a folded bead rather than a round one.  You can really see the texture in this piece. 

Violet Tones choker

The necklace also highlights lilac which has a light-hearted and floral feel in contrast to the deep purple representing dignity.   Coincidentally, this necklace is deceptive as it looks heavy but in fact weights less than 3g – so light-hearted is a suitable description.

 There are also negative meanings surrounding purple such as decadence and conceit which could be why this colour is seen as ‘you either love it or hate it’.

Violet Marble Pendant

This pendant is part of a new colour palette using ultra violet and other shades of purple and would look great with a crisp white top. Or if you prefer lighter shades, look at the necklace below with a geometric feel in two bold purple shades coupled with yellow and white.  Three simple beads can lift your outfit with this pop of colour.

Pansy Necklace

So you can see how purple can be used to accessorize your outfit and keep you on trend for this year.

If you would like more information on the jewellery, all you have to do is email me!