Bang the drums and sound the trumpets! Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is officially live today, and it’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. A blue-shifted purple, Pantone describes the color as “provocative and thoughtful,” noting it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Colors-of-the-year announcements interest me intensely, as...
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