All About that Purple…Ultra Violet to be exact

Oh the Excitement

Purple/Violet is one of my favorite colors, so when i learned that it was the color of 2018 I may have done a little happy dance! *I totally did a happy dance* I know I know Pantone says Ultra Violet is the color…but I mean come on…its purple!

Looking for a simple definition to know the difference between Purple and Violet:

~Purple as described by Wikipedia

“Purple is a color intermediate between blue and red. It is similar to violet, but unlike violet, which is a spectral color with its own wavelength on the visible spectrum of light, purple is a composite color made by combining red and blue.”

~Violet as described by Wikipedia

“Violet is the color at the end of the visible spectrum of light between blue and the invisible ultraviolet. Violet color has a dominant wavelength of approximately 380-450 nanometers.”

What Pantone Says About the Color

“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.”

View the full announcement from Pantone here.

So how can your nails be on trend this year with Color Street:

Color Street has several Purple options for you in the current Fall 2017 catalog!! I can’t wait to see what they have coming out in the Spring 2918 catalog!!

Check out New York Minute!

Channel NYC sophistication with this shimmery berry shade! Right!! Its even better in person I promise!! The great thing about this color besides the shimmer it has…its a great under color to add a one of our silver glitter(Shangri-La) nails on top of for a totally different effect! Want to see it in action…make sure your following me on Instagram here!

Solids aren’t your thing…thats ok because this next one is AMAZING!!!

Check it out, Mardi Gras!

It’s more fun in NOLA! Get party-ready with Mardi Gras’s sparkling teal, silver, and purple glitter on dusty blue. I mean Swooning, right! Mardi Gras is so amazing and just the thing to get you parade ready, or at least feeling like your going to a parade if you don’t live in Louisiana! I sure plan on wearing these to the Krewe of Centaur Parade this year!

Don’t worry I’ve got more great nails coming in this post!

Here are a few others that have varying shades of Purple/Violet that I think you’ll love too!

Lavender Hills

Romantic, soft purple blooms steal the show in Lavender Hills nail art.

Enter a fantasy world with the marvelous marble and unicorn horn design of Fairytale Forest!
Pacific Waters brings the magic of the deep sea to your fingertips with a glittering silver, aqua, and pink gradient.
Rock the beat with Studio 54 nails – perfect for a wild night out!
Desert Dream nail art features a soft, swirling pink and purple marble pattern.
Wow…just wow!!! So many amazing ways to dress your nails to be on trend in 2018!! Which one is your favorite?

Are you looking for all the details on how to make this color work for you:

Name: Ultra Violet, PANTONE 18-3838
Hex: 5F4B8B
RGB: 95, 75, 139
CMYK: 32, 46, 0, 45
*Note that Pantone does not provide exact CMYK values for Ultra Violet; CMYK values are approximate.

I’m so thankful you decided to take a few minutes and check out my blog! Your amazing!! I’d love it if you could share and pin this blog post so all your friends can be on trend with you!


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