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!
2. Bridal Bouquet
Photo by The Day
5. Bridesmaid Gowns
Photo by Next Exit Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events
7. Ceremony Décor
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography
8. Place Setting
Photo by Karlisch Photography
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Floral & Event Design by Kesh Designs
13. Dance Floor
Photo by Sheri Whitko Photography; Planning & Design by Paulette Wolf Events