Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

So this month, our editorial theme is ‘Cosmic Love’, and we’ll be using it to explore all things celestial wedding, but linking it at the same time to the latest development in the Pantone Color of the Year universe: Ultra Violet? Why, well, as Pantone themselves say: “Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now… the vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own”. I also love how Ultra Violet links to some otherworldly design elements, most notably iridescence, set to be a huge trend for 2018 (so expect to see some of that this month too, yay!). I think one of the key things about Ultra Violet is that it’s one of those colours that on its own can be… well, a little too much. It’s a great purple, but it’s still a bold colour and you don’t want to let it take over your wedding. But it combines beautifully with so many other shades: blues and greens, pinks, softer purples (maybe one of my favourite ways to use it), neutrals, pastels and berry shades alike. It lends itself to the current trend of having several colours (or tones) in your wedding palette, instead of playing mix and match. Plus, since you’ll find this shade in many flowers, I’m hoping that we’ll be seeing it in abundant florals the way Greenery did. Today we’re breaking down just a few of the options: a unicorn iridescent board suitable that is bang on trend, a softer country boho palette, a moody purple and grey number which I am loving, and a juxtaposition of purple versus bright red that really pops! Links in bold denote affiliate links. SBB may make a commission on any sales made.


Top row (l-r): Iridescent flatware (Harmony Lynn Photography/Kayla Huston Events) | Sparkle oreos (Lollies Chocolates) | Violet haired bride (True Grace Photography/True Goddess Hair)
Row 2: Iridescent bangle (Harmony Lynn Photography/Kayla Huston Events) | Iridescent place setting (Xander and Thea/Revelry Events) | Iridescent paper plate
Row 3: Iridescent bridesmaid dress | Glitter ice cubes (Jen Carreiro) | Iridescent fans | Iridescent cake (Brody Tan Photography/Crummb)


Top row (l-r): Bride with bouquet (Lelia Scarfiotti/La Rosa Canina) | Rustic place setting (Jessica Burke/Cassy Rose Events/Studio Mondine) | Invitation (Minted)
Row 2: Boho wedding dress (Baby Doll Shop RU) | Bouquet (Mallory Dawn Photography/The Blooming Bud) | Teepee tent for boho wedding
Row 3: Bridesmaids in purple tones (Reverie Supply/For Her and For Him) | Agate slice place cards (Golden Hour Paper Co.) | Cake with geode detail (Chaz Cruz Photographers/Diana Lin/Silk Cakes)


Top row (l-r): Purple lace wedding dress (Li Bright Wedding Dress) | Moody florals (Trine Hisdal) | Invitation (Minted) | Place setting (Lady Flashback)
Row 2: Amethyst engagement ring (K Best Design) | Table decor (Jordan Weiland/Alexan Events) | Grapes
Row 3: Purple bouquet (M.K. Sadler/Mallory Joyce) | Bouquet on vintage tray (Katie Grant Photo) | Cake with gold leaf detail (Ed & Aileen Photography/Sugar Fixe)


Top row (l-r): Top row (l-r): Lilac dress {Elizabeth Messina/Joy Adaeze}; lilacs; red cocktails {Vanilla Bean Blog}; bridesmaids {Elizabeth Messina}
Row 2: Bouquet {Halberg Photographers/Kelly Oshiro Design}; door with heart lock; chocolates; table setting; calligraphy menu {Becca Borge/Sugar(ed) Event Design and Planning}
Row 3: Bride in field of poppies {Easy Dreamer Photography/Romancing the Stone Styling}; lilac and red stationery; poppy bouquet.


Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet Inspiration Boards | SouthBound Bride
Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet Inspiration Boards | SouthBound Bride
Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet Inspiration Boards | SouthBound Bride
Pantone Colour of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet Inspiration Boards | SouthBound Bride