Summer Fridays聽are officially here,聽and we鈥檙e at last reunited with our much-missed warm weather wardrobes. It鈥檚 time to break out聽the聽florals, cutoff denim, and ALL the crop tops,聽because this season聽is about throwback trends and *lots* of fabulous color. To better plan and execute our聽most聽vibrant聽and聽fashionable outfits, we聽turned to the聽pigment and trend experts at Pantone and Pinterest to get the scoop on summer 2018鈥檚聽hottest hues. Scroll on to learn the must-have shades to continue living your most stylish 鈥 and聽colorful 鈥 2018 life.

1. Ultra Violet Rays for Days:聽ICYMI, Pantone鈥檚 2018 Color of the Year is a deliciously deep purple聽known as Ultra Violet. Celebs and fashion influencers the world over, have already taken to regularly聽rocking聽this edgy shade on the聽reg and this summer promises even more聽plum and periwinkle style. According to Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, 鈥淸Ultra Violet] has long been a hallmark of creative freedom, originality, and聽visionary聽thinking.鈥 Deep purple is a symbol of聽the counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance 鈥 especially in creative fields. 鈥淲e are living in a world going through significant changes, a world that requires imagination and inventiveness to break through,鈥 says Pressman.

2. Not So Mellow Yellow:聽Color聽trends can also reflect generational moods.聽Case in point, last year鈥檚 millennial pink popularity that spanned from apparel and beauty聽to home furnishings and even food and drink (ros茅 all day, anyone?). This聽summer鈥檚 all about聽Gen-Z yellow 鈥斅燼聽color that is veering away from聽traditional gender identity. 鈥淲hat is most interesting about the popularity of both of these shades is that in each case these are colors that in the past would have been more closely associated with women,鈥 says Pressman. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 not the case today. Color plays a key role in our visual identity and with our approach to fashion and style increasingly genderless and seasonless, each of these shade ranges has become a color phenom.鈥

3. Orange聽Is the New Gold:聽Rose gold, to be exact. And even though we love the pink聽metallic hue, we鈥檙e聽in the midst of an exciting shift to orange everything. Just in time for lemonade and lakeside lounging are all the deliciously bright tangerine, Vermillion, and peach-hued fashion lewks.聽This is specifically the case聽for orange sunglasses. 鈥淲hen it comes to shades this season, [Pinterest] saves for this summer-appropriate聽color are on the rise,鈥澛爏ays Amanda Switzer, Consumer聽Communications at Pinterest. Since January 2018, search for orange sunglasses is up 154 percent, and search for orange-tinted sunglasses is up a whopping 368 percent. Orange you glad? We are!

What summer shade is your favorite?聽Tell us @BritandCo!

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