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Inspiration from the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Discover some of our favorite weddings that incorporated this bold hue.

Inspiration from the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

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Photo: Collin Pierson Photography

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute selects the "Color of the Year" – meant to be a symbol of the new year to come. The 2018 Color of the Year has been announced as Ultra Violet. Known to be an inventive and imaginative shade, the hue represents what is to come. The Pantone Color Institute describes the dramatically provocative and thoughful purple shade as communicating originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

The color purple is used often in weddings, and we're sure that this announcement will allow us to see even more bright purple color palettes for celebrations taking place in the coming year. Luckily for brides and grooms who wish to incorporate this hue into their fête, a number of blooms come in shades of purple – anemones, orchids, roses, hydrangeas, irises, calla lilies, peonies, dahlias, and more, and the color can also be incorporated in paper goods, linens, wedding party attire, and additional décor.

View 15 wedding ideas inspired by the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year, below! To see more from each of these real weddings, click on your favorite photos! 

1. Invitations & Paper Goods
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas invitation
Photo by Jennifer Martin Photography

2. Bridal Bouquet
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas bridal bouquet
Photo by The Day

3. Boutonnieres
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas boutonniere for groom
Photo by Averyhouse

4. Wedding Shoes
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas wedding bridal shoes hand painted
Photo by Heather Waraksa

5. Bridesmaid Gowns
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas mismatched purple bridesmaid gowns
Photo by Next Exit Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

6. Aisle Runner
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas aisle runner flower
Photo by The Day; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

7. Ceremony Décor
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas ceremony flower structure
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

8. Place Setting
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas purple napkin at place setting
Photo by Karlisch Photography

9. Centerpieces
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas purple flower centerpiece
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Floral & Event Design by Kesh Designs

10. Charger Plates
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas purple charger plate
Photo by Edmonson Weddings Photography; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events; Planning & Design by DFW Events

11. Reception Lighting
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas reception ballroom lighting design
Photo by Sterling Imageworks

12. Candles
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas purple table candles
Photo by Lucas Rossi Photography

13. Dance Floor
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas dance floor flowers
Photo by Sheri Whitko Photography; Planning & Design by Paulette Wolf Events

14. Wedding Cake
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas wedding cake with purple flowers
Photo by Katie Stoops Photography

15. Reception Table
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet wedding ideas wedding reception cake and table
Photo by Tunji Sarumi Photography

If you preferred Pantone's "Color of the Year" from years past, gather inspiration from 2015's Marsala, 2016's Rose Quartz and Serenity, and 2017's Greenery selections.