2018 Pantone Colour of the Year…YIKES!

Ah, Pantone strikes again with yet another decree as to what colour we shall be

wearing, painting with and buying for the coming year.

Once again they have saddled us with a colour that – how shall I put this – you will slap

your forehead over and exclaim “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!”…(a.k.a. wtf ? )

Here it is…are you ready?

Now I can tell you, as a decorator, purple is one of the hardest colours to work around.

This colour I would use in a children’s room. Fine. But I will tell you now that men

hate purple. In all my years of styling people and homes, I have had one male

client who liked purple, and one of my sons loves it too – HIS purple though, not

this girly one. So ladies, don’t even ask him – he won’t wear it and he won’t want

to look at it on his wall!

Every year it seems, Pantone give us a colour that is not quite right – some

bloggers think this is a deliberate ploy to irritate us enough to talk about it…

may be merit in that!


If you are a Spring colour type, this hue may very well be fabulous on you.

And a few Autumns will also find it a vibrant addition to a cold-weather wardrobe.

Winter types should steer clear; and

Summers will be overpowered by it.

Anyway, what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Meh?

Can’t wait to see what they come up with next year!!

That’s all for now – toodles!



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