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

1. Ultra Violet Rays for Days: ICYMI, Pantone鈥檚 2018 Color of the Year is a deliciously deep purple known as Ultra Violet. Celebs and fashion influencers the world over, have already taken to regularly rocking this edgy shade on the reg and this summer promises even more 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 visionary thinking.鈥 Deep purple is a symbol of 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: Color trends can also reflect generational moods. Case in point, last year鈥檚 millennial pink popularity that spanned from apparel and beauty to home furnishings and even food and drink (ros茅 all day, anyone?). This summer鈥檚 all about Gen-Z yellow 鈥 a color that is veering away from 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 Is the New Gold: Rose gold, to be exact. And even though we love the pink metallic hue, we鈥檙e 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. This is specifically the case for orange sunglasses. 鈥淲hen it comes to shades this season, [Pinterest] saves for this summer-appropriate color are on the rise,鈥 says Amanda Switzer, Consumer 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!

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