We absolutely LOVE Pantone's color of the year selection for 2018!
“ From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone’s color consulting division in a statement.
What does Ultra Violet mean in practical terms? It is a spectrum of light that the human eye cannot detect. Unless of course you are Claude Monet who was famous for his Water Lillies paintings. In 1923 Monet had cataract surgery which in those days required permanent removal of the eye lens. It is widely speculated that the removal of the lens allows the human eye to detect the ultra violet rays that otherwise would be blocked. One of the most significant paintings in Monet's life was the water Lillies he painted in 1926 which appeared to have a more blue and purple ultra violet effect. The significance; that was three years after his cataract surgery. Speculation exists today that Claude Monet was able to see and paint in ultra violet! Go take a look at his work before and after 1923 and decide for yourself.