Pantone’s Color of the Year: An Ultra Violet Wedding
Each year, Pantone names the Color of the Year – a color thought to shape and influence the design and fashion worlds for that year. Because the color of the year provides inspiration in design and fashion, there’s no doubt that it influences wedding trends as well. This year’s color is a blueish purple hue called ultra violet, and today we’re sharing ideas for your ultra violet wedding.
A Purple Palette
Ultra violet is a very saturated color, and it was chosen this year because of its dramatic vibrancy – thought to inspire innovation. One way to downplay its boldness is to pair it with other shades of purple. When you pair bright and bold colors with some softer shades of purple you’ll have balanced a color palette for your ultra violet wedding.
Looking for an accent color? Gold pairs really well with purple. Use gold details throughout your wedding to add some shimmer and shine.
Don’t be afraid of an all purple color palette. Often times purple is a sign of elegance and prestige, and there are lovely details you can include in your wedding to make it feel more polished than flashy.
Nature Inspired Details
Your ultra violet wedding is the perfect excuse to include some of the most beautiful purple creations from nature.
There are so many purple-hued blooms that will make your bouquet and centerpieces burst with color. Sweetpea, waxflower and larkspur all have purple variations, and roses, ranunculus and anemones are showstoppers for your ultra violet wedding bouquet.
Flowers aren’t the only place that the color purple shows up in nature. Purple agate is a quartz stone that is perfect for an ultra violet wedding. When sliced, the stone makes the perfect escort cards to help your guests find their seat. Each piece of agate will have different color variations, bringing your whole color palette into play with your escort card display.
These organic purple details will make your ultra violet wedding come to life and feel effortlessly elegant.
Bold Details for your Ultra Violet Wedding
Finish your wedding day design with some bold pieces that will wow your guests.
A deep purple, vintage velvet sofa or settee is the perfect statement piece in the entryway of your reception or in a quiet corner where guests can get away from the noise of the night. It’s also the perfect piece of furniture for wedding photos. Find a vintage rental company in your area that has the perfect purple piece that will add some extra elegance and a pop of color to your day.
You can also choose a fun purple signature drink for your guests to sip on. With a gold sugar rim, your guests’ libations will add to the consistency of your color palette and will create an even more cohesive look for your ultra violet wedding.
Go purple with the other little details of your wedding as well! A purple monogrammed photo backdrop is the background for your wedding photo booth, and purple flower topped favor boxes filled with a memento from your wedding day are the perfect send off for your guests.
An ultra violet wedding doesn’t have to be all bright purple tones – when you mix ultra violet with other shades of purple you’ll have a beautiful and colorful wedding that’s perfectly influenced by the color of the year.
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