Purple Reigns

Purple Reigns

Last year calming Green was all the rage…this year it's powerful ULTRAVIOLET. This gorgeous, dramatic purple-dubbed the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year- brings to mind otherworldly cool and a kind of stylish Zen that's definitely worth working into some of your looks right now!

While it may not be your typical wardrobe palette, incorporating ultraviolet is refreshing, super flattering and more wearable than you might think. Consider starting with accessories. Whether you're in the chill of winter or you live in a more temperate climate, accessories are the perfect way to add a dash of this vivid shade. An ultraviolet bag, scarf, gloves or even a chic pair of booties will give an otherwise neutral outfit some major pop. The color pairs well with black, white, tan or navy and it balances warmer hues on the other side of the spectrum if you want to try some color blocking in 2018.

From a beauty point of view, ultraviolet can really brighten up your look. A mani is probably the easiest way to wear it, so check out Christian Siriano Collection in Stained Glass or Gel Nails in Coin Flip, all available at imPRESSmanicure.com. You'll be sporting a super creative look inspired by this year's out-of-this-world shade!

For eyes, try a swipe of purple liner across your lids or smudge violet shadow at the outer corners for a touch of something special for day, or go all out with a dramatic violet eye and look-at-me false lashes to create a captivating statement look for a night out. This alluring tone also really flatters the lips. An ultraviolet mouth looks great on a range of skin tones, especially balanced with a smoky bold eye. And while ultraviolet hair might be bit much for most, a purple glaze is the perfect pick me up for dark hair.

Bring ultraviolet's elegance home by peppering your décor with flashes of this "complex and contemplative" color. Take advantage of January white sales and pick up some purple linens or towels to add some wow to your bedroom or bath. Or, shop for a beautiful ultraviolet cushion to turn a random corner into a quiet meditation spot where you or your guests can relax, recharge, and focus on the mysterious power of this near perfect purple.

There's no limit to how you can style this year's color of the year. Let the spirit of the ultraviolet guide you into whatever your fashion future holds, and enjoy this powerful hue all year long!