Pantone colour of the year 2018

Each year Pantone Colour Institute announces the colour that symbolises with global design trends and cultural mood.  Pantone’s 2018 colour of the year is Ultra Violet.

“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.

Prince with Purple Rain, Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze and Alice Walker’s novel The Colour Purple all portray strong individuality as they battle through adversity, it will be interesting to see which creative artists and brands use the UltraViolet during 2018.

Photo by Vincent Guth on Unsplash

Sylwia’s Dream!

Sylwia Jozwiak, of Dream Cakes by Sylvia,created the beautiful design under as a competition piece for Cake International Show, Cake Life Online asked Sylwia to provide a step by step tutorial.  Sylwia was well ahead of the colour 2018 trend, including the use of her geometric design, Cake Life will be featuring this tutorial very soon!

Baroque Style

Here are two beautiful cakes using the UltraViolet colour by Elizabeth Solaru, we love the use of the edible gold paint with the painterly effect, simply stunning!

Colour Combinations

Natalie Porter of Immaculate Confections shows us her clever and extremely effective colour combinations using Ultra Violet tones, watch out for Natalie’s tutorials in the future on Cake Life!

Let’s See Your Work! 

Are you designing a cake using the UltraViolet?  If you are, we would love to see your designs!  Send them to Melanie – [email protected]


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