Pantone names Ultra Violet 2018 Color of the Year

Ultra Violet is the PANTONE® Color of the Year 2018 — A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality and ingenuity.

Below are a few of our favorite, fabulous, fresh finds in this beautiful color!

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This is what the Pantone Company had to say about its 2018 Color of the Year:  Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond own.

At Waukesha Floral, this royal color flourishes at all times of the year.  Here’s a few pictures around the shop:
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Miniature iris can be forced into bloom during the bleak days of winter.


An arrangement of Lisianthus and Granny Smith apples makes a delightful color contrast.

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Pomander bouquets of lilac and violet carnations


A sweet little hand tied bouquet of artificial anemones


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