Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 – Ultra Violet
I know I’m a little behind on writing this blog, with it being the middle of January and all….. but I couldn’t miss out on sharing the beautiful colour that has been chosen by Pantone as 2018’s ‘Colour Of The Year’! Those of you familiar with Little T’s Haberdashery and our branding may already know that I’m a big purple fan, so this years colour of ‘Ultra Violet’ was a big hit with me! I love how versatile the shade is, I’m personally a big fan of purples and mint greens or greys.
For anyone that hasn’t heard of Pantone or the ‘Colour Of The Year’ before, Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour and the PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. Basically, they are THE people to listen to when it comes to colours! They know their stuff! Each year they chose a colour that they believe reflects the year ahead, in their words; “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with colour and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use colour to inspire and influence. The Colour of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Colour Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.”
Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet
Pantone; “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 our own…. The colour 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.”
Here at Little T’s you’ll find a great selection of products which can bring Ultra Violet into your sewing, both for your sewing spaces and your ongoing projects. Our Ansio Cutting Mats are available in A2 and A1 size and the Royal Purple / Pink option will bring some colour to any sewing space. The mats are double sided and self healing so a great functional product, as well as looking fantastic! In our Cutting Tools section you’ll also find a purple 45mm Rotary Cutter and our *NEW* Hemline dressmaking scissors which shimmer with a rainbow of colours for a purple / petrol type effect.
For consumables, we offer purple shades in our best selling elastics and trims – the Prym Super Soft Elastic, Fold Over Elastic and Knit Binding. We also stock purple Moon Thread and Gutermann Thread so you can co-ordinate your thread with your fabrics too. Plus, we can’t forget the Prym Snaps range. To use with your Prym Pliers we have Colour Snaps selection 393006 which includes purple pink and orange snaps, or we have our Prym Rainbow Collection of Colour Snaps which (as you might have guessed!) includes all 7 colours of the rainbow.
Ultra Violet is a colour which you can integrate into your sewing projects in lots of different ways, it pairs well with lots of colours on the spectrum – greys, greens, golds, blues and pinks for starters. It will work well for projects for women, men and children. I’ve found some beautiful fabrics, which you can find below, to give you some inspiration for your next sewing project. If purple isn’t usually in your preferred colour palate – why not give it a try??
Fabrics below Top - Bottom / L-R: Liberty London Ramble Tana Lawn Cotton, Liberty London Citronella Vine Tana Lawn Cotton, Homestead Life Tiny Tweed Cotton Spandex by BOLT by Girl Charlee and Homestead Life Linear Diamonds Cotton Spandex by BOLT by Girl Charlee. UK Fashion Fabrics Sewing Cotton Lycra (currently available to pre-order), Mibs Fabrics Wool Mix Purple, Mibs Fabrics Jegging Fabric, Kelanas Kreations Navy Braids Cotton Lycra.
And here are some more fabrics suited to the younger members of your family.
L-R Made By Jacks Mum Lightening Bolt jersey, Made By Jacks Mum Plaid French Terry, Caboodle Textiles Lilofant Ponies, Caboodle Textiles Fairy Bundle of Ribbing.