Last year’s color, the refreshing greenery that is bursting with life, was a return to nature. Pantone’s chosen color for 2018 is the larger-than-life ultra violet. "Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now," Pantone says.
Photo via Pantone
If you think red is the only power that represents power, think again. Violet traditionally symbolizes royalty and power. This color makes a statement without coming on too strong.
Pantone associates ultra violet with “counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance.” It also recognizes its “mystical and spiritual” quality, since purple light is also used in meditation spaces.
Let’s not waste time wondering how ultra violet can be all of these. See how you can bask in its royal glory in your own wedding.
Photo via Martha Stewart Weddings
There’s nothing like violet lighting to turn a plain room into a grand production. With candles and detailed lamps, the entire setup hints of a gorgeous Moroccan sunset. This is a great example of changing one simple element to transform an entire room. You can choose from the several shades of ultra violet, so play around with it until you get the best combination.
Photo via Borrowed and Blue
You can do away with flashy beads and sequins when your gowns are as vibrant as this violet hue. The bridesmaids in the photo kept it low key on fancy hair and makeup because the gowns are eye-catching by themselves already.
Photo via Erica OBrien
This cake is a fitting tribute to both the 2017 and 2018 colors of the year. The cake artist did it seamlessly because this succulent variety comes in faint shades of purple. Nature dictated this combination!
Photo via Style Me Pretty
You usually think of blue skies when “starry starry night” comes into mind but as you can see above, violet is just as cosmic.
Photo via Chic Vintage Brides
These small sachets of lavender will perk up the reception tables and eventually, the drawers and cabinets where the guests will put them in.
Photo via Weddingomania
Your guests will appreciate a cold glass of grape juice during the wedding festivities. Be careful not to spill!
Photo by Averyhouse via Inside Weddings
The groom and his men will cozy up to the idea of a violet corsage. It’s striking but doesn’t grab unwanted attention.
Photo by Detail Wedding Design
Exotic orchids look good as stand-alone pieces just like the corsage above, but will also take your breath away as a cascading bouquet. This blue and purple orchid combination will bring a lot of magic to the bridal march. Even the simplest bride will want this orchid bouquet for added drama during her march.
Photo via Catherine Mac
Symmetry is a bit over-rated sometimes, don’t you think? The variety of the arrangement above is a playful take on the classic wedding arch.
Photography by Michael Radford via Green Wedding Shoes
A white bridal gown doesn’t have to be compulsory. The brave ones dare to wear a different color and if you’re one of them, choose from any of the shades of violet.
Photo via Pantone
Ultra violet can be a tricky color to use, but if you take into consideration the other shades in its spectrum, you’ll see a lot of possibilities for every personality.