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Ultra Vivid, Ultra Violet

If the color of the year is your favorite color, it should mean that this will be a great year :)

Dancing in Lavender Field

Pantone announced 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year 2018. How LOUD and bold and sensational!

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

Does Ultra Violet allude to people's desire for getting heard through voicing their opinions all over social media? Of women's suffrage hence feminism? Of spirituality? Of individualism? Of artistic expression?

Jar amidst Lavender

Whatever it means, it will be all over this year, so prepare for the violet invasion :)

I actually love all variations of violet. Purple closely follows, hopefully it will be a future year's Pantone color. I'd then tell you the story of Phoenician purple (=Tyrian purple = royal purple), first extracted by our ancestors in Lebanon.

Meanwhile, I'll include a link to an old collection of mine, Lovely Violet, it's open for new suggestions, so make sure to send anything that fits its description - I will gladly add your photos.

Violet Dew

Photo credits: Eliane Haykal.

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May 12, 2018


Sure, I picked my favorites :)

May 11, 2018


Hi Eliane, these are some of my images that you might consider...113668940, 113624385, 113624351, 113624349, 113622820, 113622813. Thank you.

January 08, 2018


I like such colors in nature! Beautiful article!

December 18, 2017


Thanks my friends :)

December 16, 2017


nice articleEliane i love ur images!

December 13, 2017


@Digitalg, I added my favorite, I love it! The last ones are definitely pink... men, lol

December 13, 2017


Hello Eliane! It has been a while since I've seen a post from you!Violet... means flowers to me, orchids ;)These are Violet Limodore: 93572368 93572345 81672187 But then, like many men, I'm really not sure I can tell where violet becomes pink.Would this 92124102 or this 91874948 still be acceptable?What a great collection!

December 12, 2017


Nice article Eliane and lovely images as always :)

December 12, 2017


Thanks all :) @Aurelie, I wouldn't mind because honestly I don't dislike any color :D

December 12, 2017


Great pictures ! For me it will be harder next year cause I prefer a lot green to violet, but no matter, let's start violet year !

December 11, 2017


I have always loved the color violet

December 11, 2017


nice picture Eli :)

December 11, 2017


Great and very useful article ! Thanks for sharing....

December 11, 2017


I hope it will be your year :)

December 11, 2017


Quote by Johnatapw: " Violet and purple speak to me of lavender and other mediterranean herbs which are so reflective in UV light as seen by bees and sadly not the human eye. " Weirdly enough, your comment doesn't show on my blog...

December 10, 2017


Wonderful pictures!

December 10, 2017


@Mariaam, I will update the collection now and I hope you like it more!@Eternalfour, thank you and I wish you the same :)

December 10, 2017


lovely violet :), hope you have a year full of lovely variations of colors and positive encounters in such a wonderful journey of life :)

December 09, 2017


Thanks for sharing that ultra violet is the color of the year 2018! It´s a fascinating color and your collection "Lovely Violet" is great.

December 09, 2017


Thank you all :)

December 09, 2017


Very beautiful color association. I always admire your beautiful collections.

December 09, 2017


already a very nice collection! love it!

December 08, 2017


Beautiful photos! Collection too Eliane!

December 08, 2017


Great article and beautiful photos Eliane !

December 08, 2017


Violet and purple speak to me of lavender and other mediterranean herbs which are so reflective in UV light as seen by bees and sadly not the human eye.

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