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Pantone's Color of the Year

Purple will reign as the color of the year in 2018 — specifically, the shade Ultra Violet, which comes from the melding of blue and red.


Viola Davis

The "How to Get Away with Murder" actress was dressed to kill in Armani at the 2017 Time 100 Gala. 

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Chrissy Metz

Metz chose a sumptuous purple velvet gown by Nathan Paul for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. 

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Reese Witherspoon

The actress and producer was a vision in violet Oscar de la Renta at the 2016 Academy Awards.

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Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet - Arrivals

Emma Stone

The "La La Land" actress shimmied into a Roland Mouret sheath dress for a Hollywood Foreign Press Association banquet in 2016. 

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102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren donned a lacy purple gown (and a temporary tattoo) for the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, reportedly to honor Prince.

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The "Purple Rain" singer was sighted wearing his signature color more times than we can count! His jacket at the 2005 Academy Awards nails the Pantone shade.

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Tina Fey

Fey and her Versace gown were nearly twinning with Witherspoon at the 2016 Academy Awards — but when you look this good, it's hard to care!

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2016 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals


The "Rainbow" singer dropped a hint at her favorite shade with a menswear-inspired ensemble at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

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Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 - Arrivals

Kylie Jenner

You can always count on Jenner to put her own cheeky spin on a trend, as she did in Balmain at Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017.

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Sandra Bullock

The actress shimmered in Bottega Veneta at 2010's Golden Globe Awards.

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UK - Premiere - \"Pride and Prejudice\"

Keira Knightley

Knightley's Matthew Williamson dress for the "Pride and Prejudice" premiere in 2005 looked straight out of a fairy tale.

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\"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory\" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Johnny Depp

Depp, pictured here at the "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" premiere in 2005, sees the world through Ultra Violet-colored glasses.

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Princess Diana

The late "People's Princess" famously donned royal purple for a royal tour of Portugal in 1987. In 2016, the dress sold at an auction for about $71,000.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

The former Secretary of State has long been hip to the shade's symbolic undertones, donning purple for her husband's Inaugural Ball in 1993 ...


Hillary Rodham Clinton

... And again for her own concession speech after the 2016 election. 

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