8 Color Palettes to Get You Excited About Pantone's Color of the Year

And the award goes to…Ultra Violet! Check out these eight Pantone color palettes that’ll inspire you to bring this beautiful shade to your next coloring page.

By Jasmine Lim

We’re ringing in the new year with Pantone’s color of the year: Ultra Violet! This exuberant shade of purple is Pantone’s newest color inspiration—a color of “inventiveness and imagination.” Look to these color palettes put together by Pantone for inspiration on how to feature this special shade. While there is no colored pencil that matches Pantone’s Ultra Violet perfectly, we’ve found it looks similar to the “violet” in most colored pencil sets. Don’t worry if you can’t get the color to match perfectly—these palettes will still serve as great inspiration!)

Whether you choose Ultra Violet as the star of your color scheme or let it blend harmoniously in the background—your New Year coloring projects are sure to look stunning!


1. Purple Haze

Purple Haze
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Let Ultra Violet help you embrace calm on your next coloring project paired with these subdued cool hues. We love how well the vibrant purple pairs with mossy greens and grey-ish blues. We’d love to see these colors on our “Spoked Stillness” coloring page.


2. Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirit
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Need some feel-good colors for your next coloring project? Try this lovely pink-and-purple filled palette to invoke positive vibes all around! We think this color combo would pair well with our “Little Celebrations” coloring page.


3. Drama Queen

Drama Queen
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Fill our “What the Fudge” coloring page with these rich hues. From earthy greens to saturated reds and pinks, your coloring page is sure to make a vivid and bold statement.


4. Intrigue

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Emulating nature’s wondrous colors, this complex combination featuring Ultra Violet is a great way to showcase harmony among bold hues. Pair them with solid neutrals and bring our “Churning Waves” coloring page to life.


5. Quietude

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Pair this vibrant purple hue with subdued neutrals for a more relaxed and cozy color palette. The subtleties of these colors were made for our cozy hygge designs!


6. Attitude

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We love this sassy color combination featuring Ultra Violet alongside rich bright colors like Citrus and Raspberry—it exudes excitement! Try out these vivacious colors on our celebratory “Made It Through the Day” coloring page!


7. Desert Sunset

Desert Sunset
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Pair this year’s favorite vibrant purple with bright oranges, reds, and pinks for a palette that mimics the skies at dusk. Give this brilliant palette a try on our “Huntington Desert Garden” coloring page.


8. Floral Fantasies

Floral Fantasies
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Pastels are always a good idea, especially if you’re a fan of coloring floral designs! Pair Ultra Violet with pale purple, yellow, and green for a beautifully soft and sweet coloring page—perhaps on our “A Bundle of Flowers” design?


Let your coloring journey begin anew with Ultra Violet at your hand and these eight color palettes as your guide! And don’t be afraid to explore these color combinations on your own too, bringing inventiveness and imagination to whatever coloring project is next. 

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