Pantone Colour of 2018-Ultra Violet-will purple reign again?

Said to communicate originality and visionary thinking towards the future, Ultra-Violet makes a welcome entrance to kick start 2018- a bit of forward thinking is just what we need. Take a look at how these jewellers have also taken to this shade to inspire your own creations this year.

Jewellers have many a purple shade of stone they can turn to in celebration of this announcement from Pantone, such as types of Sapphire, Tanzanite, Tourmaline and of course Amethyst. Though there are many who have favoured alternative materials to celebrate the colour purple too.

Tara Locklear uses materials away from their natural environment to create bright and beautiful pieces. Her work often exposes the colourful layers of recycled skateboard decks in her bold pieces, as with this cheeky pair of earrings.

Here we see a paler shade of concrete tinged with gold for a neckpiece of intriguing forms.

All colours seem to naturally resonate with Britta Boeckmann’s work in wood and resin including including this bold shade.

 

You might feel you want to go all out with Ultra Violet this year, change your world, paint a feature wall. Or you could take a splodge from Xenia Walschikow’s palette and put your paint to a portable decorative use.  These experiments in the colour of the moment are the makings of what will become statement neckpieces and bold gestural earrings.

Our pal purple pops up again to offset these strong, yet light and flexible neck art pieces by Walschikow.

There is always room to ‘kick it old skool’ with a twist when working with a strong colour. As we see with this pink topaz in its unusual contrasting yellow lozenge setting.

Whatever medium you favour in your making, maybe try letting in some purple tones to guide your future this year with Ultra Violet.

One Comment

  1. Annabelle Stapleton
    Posted January 29, 2018 at 10:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, great to read this blog post as violet is my favourite colour! The ring above with the pink topaz and yellow lozenge setting is most unusual! do you know who the designer.jeweller is? I’d be very interested to see more of their work it looks amazing. Many thanks, Annabelle

    On 29 January 2018 at 09:35, London Jewellery School wrote:

    > jewelleryschool posted: “Said to communicate originality and visionary > thinking towards the future, Ultra-Violet makes a welcome entrance to kick > start 2018- a bit of forward thinking is just what we need. Take a look at > how these jewellers have also taken to this shade to inspir” >

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