New Year is upon us and with it a fresh color of the year based on research from the Pantone Color Institute. “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,” says the institute’s vice president Laurie Pressman. Thus, they’ve revealed that 2018’s defining shade is Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838), a blue-based purple that evokes “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
Whether or not you believe that the color will bring you positive energy in the new year, it’s still a pretty hue that can add a little glam to your life. Just for fun, we’ve rounded up 7 Ultra Violet-inspired items that you can buy online so you can ring in the New Year in style!
1. Nyx Velvet Matte Lipstick in Disorderly, P350, Zalora
The easiest way to incorporate the shade is by wearing it on your face! Swipe on your lips if you’re feeling bold—you’ll look party-ready in a snap. Buy it here.
This shade is very wearable (compared to last year’s Greenery) because of its deep but vibrant hue. It’s great for hiding problem areas, too. Pair with dark neutrals to really let the color shine. Buy it here.
6. Moleskine Hard Ruled Notebook, P820, Zalora
Not ready to wear the color just yet? Adorn your desk with purple-hued stationery, instead. This notebook has an expandable interior pocket for your cards and notes. Handy! Buy it here.
7. Contigo West Loop Stainless Steel Tumbler, P1,750, Lazada
Keep yourself hydrated and healthy with this violet travel mug. It claims to be able to retain heat up to 7 hours and cold up to 18 hours, plus it’s leak- and spill-proof. Buy it here.