Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet, gets political

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Pantone Color Institute announced its color of the year -- the deep purple hue of Ultra Violet.

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It's mostly a symbolic selection, but one that will likely serve as an inspiration for trends in fashion, design, and marketing in the coming year.

Watch the video player above to learn about the empowering message behind Pantone's color of the year.

Past colors include a tangy yellow-green known as Greenery, a blush pink known as Rose Quartz and a tranquil blue known as Serenity.

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