Hot 2018 Wedding Trend - Ultra Violet

The Pantone colour of 2018 has been announced and Ultra Violet takes centre stage, marking a new wave of movement and sets a trend for a more modern take on the colour.

When it comes to wedding colours, there's purple and then there's purple - or should I say, Ultra Violet. As a vibrant departure from Greenery (2017's fresh and organic colour of the year), Ultra Violet is a deep, blue-based purple - darker than lavender, cooler than plum, but brighter than eggplant - said to symbolise experimentation, boldness and non-conformity.

Demure and dazzling, Ultra Violet presents a bold choice that bridges the gap between masculinity and femininity and is perfect for those quirky and unique couples looking for a wedding that thinks outside the box. It's deep and mystical hue will certainly catch the eye.

So how exactly can this striking, regal shade of violet be incorporated into your wedding day? One option is to think bold and monochromatic. However, pops of colour can be just as effective, by sprinkling hints of Ultra Violet throughout the day, adding depth and energy to anything from buttonholes to bridesmaid dresses.

If you are yet to settle on a wedding colour scheme and are open to options, take a look at the following ideas of mine with which to realise the potential of Ultra Violet.

Stationery always plays a key part in my designs. The cover of this invitation is decorated with our own design and is in-house cut on shimmering card in Pantone's 2018 colour of the year, Ultra Violet. The insert text cards are printed using a complimentary vivacious purple palette on pearlised white card, giving a touch of sparkle when caught by the light. The perfect invite for a rustic or floral wedding, or to match a purple tone colour scheme.

Plum purple, violet and soft lavenders intertwine in the most romantic way to create a vivacious palette that's full of dazzling depth and richness. By selecting three variations of purple to work in harmony with the Ultra Violet, I created this table seating chart for optimum impact.

Lighter tones like lilac and lavender, venturing further into pastel pinks, can offset an otherwise deep and dark scheme in mixed assortments for the table and wedding bouquets.

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