Ilana Ashley Events
Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. How to Use this Bold Hue for Your Special Day
06.19.18

While the current color trend may seem enigmatic, many brides select a wedding shade approximating to the Pantone color of the year. Romantic blush and gold dominated in 2016 after Pantone announced Rose Quartz, and there was a resurgence of simple green and white designs following Pantone’s choice of Greenery in 2017. As Pantone has announced Ultra Violet as the 2018 color of the year, here are some ideas for incorporating this bold color into your wedding day.

Stationery: Your stationery is the first hint your guests receive as to the vibe of your wedding. (Check out our wedding invitation post for more on stationery design). Use Ultra Violet as an accent color in the border design of your invitation, your envelope liners, or even as the color of the lettering on your stationery to get your guests excited about the lavish design of your special day.

Flowers: You have so many options! You can create an ombre bouquet with varying shades of purple, lush white flowers peppered with purple blooms, or deep purple foliage with pops of a lighter shade. Consider anemones, peonies, dahlias, hellebores, scabiosa, and garden roses. You can add in fragrant lilac and lavender for a bouquet or table centerpieces that smell as good as they look.

Linens, Tabletop, & Lighting: Match the boldness of Ultra Violet with the restraint of a design expert. Use this color sparingly throughout your table decorations with either your napkins or linens to add a color pop. If using neutral linens, find stunning Ultra Violet glassware or chargers to delight your guests. These unique colored pieces will add an additional layer of luxury to your design. For an extra bold statement, create an atmosphere full of Ultra Violet with uplighting, gobo lights, and other lighting elements.

Pantone states, “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade…Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking.” We believe this also describes the bold couples who use this unique color in their wedding color schemes. Whether you desire a romantic event dripping in purple or a luxurious affair of golds and creams with Ultra Violet accents, these strategies for incorporating the Pantone color of the year will surely put you at the front of this year’s color trend.

Warmly,
Team IAE

Ilana Ashley Events: Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. How to Use this Bold Hue for Your Special Day