As the ultimate trend forecaster for all things color-related, Pantone has announced Ultra Violet as the 2018 color of the year. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

What better way is there to celebrate this complex color, than using it as event design inspiration for 2018? Here are six ways to incorporate Ultra Violet into your wedding décor.

Ultra Violet Wedding Invitations

Make the perfect color-centered first impression by using Ultra Violet in a stylish wedding invitation suite. Get creative with graphics by trying a classic “LOVE” motif, or – for the perfect destination wedding invitation – a world map and invitation designed to look like a first-class boarding pass.

Ultra Violet Ceremony Décor

Wedding ceremonies look extra dreamy with a wash of purple and glowing candlelight. Customize an all-white aisle with an Ultra Violet imprint of your logo or initials for a chic and simple touch.

Ultra Violet Flowers for Bridal Bouquets

Whether you choose a monochromatic or multi-colored bridal bouquet, using different shades of purple adds depth and dimension. Complement your bouquet with a single purple orchid to tie the whole floral look together.

Ultra Violet Wedding Cake Details

If an all-over Ultra Violet wedding cake is a bit much for your taste, this shade of purple is perfect for making piping and sugar work pop.

Ultra Violet Reception Décor

In the spirit of artistic expression and imagination, Ultra Violet favors a modern and unique reception design. Over-the-top lighting installations and backdrops are tamed with this color’s calming effect, while still creating a dramatic ambiance.

Ultra Violet Lounge Areas

Ultra Violet is exceptionally fitting color for a lounge area, either adjacent to your reception space, or in a completely different location for an all-night afterparty. Even some minimal white furniture with deep indigo lighting is enough to make all your guests feel like VIP club members.

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