Ultraviolet: What Flowers Come in Pantone’s Color of the Year

Ultraviolet: What Flowers Come in Pantone’s Color of the Year

Dramatically provocative and a thoughtful kind of purple, this is how Pantone illustrates its hottest new color for 2018 – Pantone 1803838 Ultra Violet.

Pantone 1803838 Ultra Violet

According to the Pantone Color Institute, the cool blue-based hue symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

The compelling color was also said to have inspired the artistic brilliance and boldness of music legends, such as David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince. The latter even had his very own Pantone color released last year – Love Symbol #2 – taken after unique purple Yamaha piano he was supposed to take with him on tour before he died in April 2016.

With all these great things said about it, can you blame us if we’d now love to flood our closet with outfits screaming in the prettiest shades of purple? But no, of course, we’re not stopping with outfits.

Because we know you love flowers as much as we do, we’ll tell which ones come in this delicious shade, too. Check out which flower will bloom the brightest and the boldest in this ultimate ultraviolet list.


ultraviolet orchids

Fantastic news, orchid lovers! Our favorite exotic beauty comes in ultraviolet, too. With more than 21,791 recognized species and countless hybrids, it’s not surprising for orchids to come in every shade of violet imaginable. From soft lilacs, intense purple, deep indigo, to almost blue-black.

Purple orchids not only look extra elegant but are also said to represent royalty, luxury, admiration, and respect. The most vibrant varieties of violet orchids include vanda orchids, cattleya orchids, dendrobium orchids, and moth orchids.

Calla Lily

White calla lilies may be the most common of its varieties, but this attractive cone-shaped flower also blooms in stunning hues of pink, yellow, purple, and even black. Purple calla lilies stand for charm and passion.


Another prolific flower is the tulip with its thousands of varieties, which are undeniably all equally stunning. They can go from single flowers to double flowers, to ruffled petals, fringed petals, lily-shaped, cup-shaped, and the list go on. Tulips also bloom in a wide array of dazzling and distinct colors, ranging from deep blues, pinkish purples, to purplish blacks.

Violet Beauty is perhaps one of the most popular kinds of tulips in violet.


Lisianthus, otherwise known as eustoma or prairie gentian, are long-stemmed summer flowers with bell-shaped and flaring petals. They are usually sold in white but come in many colors, including pink, purple, and blue.


Hydrangeas are colorful flower clusters that are simply irresistible. A classic head-turner, this pom-pom shaped bloom with a hundred varieties to boot also comes in ultraviolet. In fact, blues and purples are hydrangeas' most common colors.

Interestingly, expert gardeners reveal that if you’re growing hydrangeas, you can change the colors – from blue to purple or pink to purple – as you please by just experimenting with your soil’s pH level.


Of the same name with the softer shade of the ultraviolet, it’s impossible for the lavender flower to miss a spot on this list. The charming spike-like flowers are sought-after not only for their looks but for their proven stress relief and soothing effects.

Shop flowers online by checking out our latest collection or reach out to us for custom arrangements featuring Pantone Color of the Year. We guarantee same-day flower delivery in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Leave a comment