Friday, January 5, 2018

We're All Ears :: January Inspiration :: Color of the Year

Drum roll please.....The winner of the Emergency Earring Making Kit is....

Micheladas Musings

Please send me an email at with your address and I will send out a little goodie package just for you!


In the history of the Pantone color forecasts, I can honestly say that this year is the first year that I totally agree with their choice. 


Not just purple, but Ultra Violet.

There is something about a purple. It is royal and mystical. It is velvety and vibratory. It is cozy yet all-encompassing. It is connected to some of the best icons in my life, like Prince. There isn't a purple that I don't like, I honestly feel like I have hoarded all the purple beads in search of the perfect purple that is not too PURPLE or even PURple, but more like a purple. (Remember that commercial?)

So all hail to PURPLE!

According to the Pantone website

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
I am more than ready to welcome in the idea of being thoughtful and dramatically provocative, combining creativity and intuition with an eye toward a more hopeful future. Because that is how my 2018 has started off....with a creative ultra violet bang! I have hit the ground running and I need the guidance of the mystical purple to light my way!

I fully embrace that this color, more so than the others of recent years, is really something that transcends all seasons. It is a color that works well throughout the year. And I quite like the color combos that the Pantone people have created for us and they also did these cool blended Color Harmonies within each palette. Here are a few of my favorites:

PURPLE HAZEPantone Color of the Year 2018 - Color Palette Purple Haze
KINDRED SPIRITSPantone Color of the Year 2018 - Color Palette Kindred Spirits
DRAMA QUEENPantone Color of the Year 2018 - Color Palette Drama Queen
INTRIGUEPantone Color of the Year 2018 - Color Palette Intrigue
DESERT SUNSETPantone Color of the Year 2018 - Color Palette Desert Sunset
So tell me, what is your favorite color combination with purple? Let's crack into our purple stashes and make an Ultra Violet explosion of earrings for the reveal on January 19th!


  1. Wow! Thank you so much. I had a lot of fun joining in.
    I am really liking the Drama Queen or the Kindred Spirits combination.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Finally, a good color of the year from Pantone lol! :))
    Looove purple, I have a big stash of purple beads! What do I have to do to take part in your January reveal? Do I have to leave my name somewhere? :)

  3. Love the challenge Erin. Will try to make it :) I love purple, especially with green.

  4. I think my faves are either Drama Queen or Intrigue! I'm not really a purple girl so this really is a challenge for me!