Pantone Has An “Ultra” Color For Your 2018 Wedding

Hello, Love Birds!

Wedding season may be over, and engagement season is coming to a close, but with the New Year upon us, wedding planning season has officially commenced! With so many newly engaged couples starting the process of designing their celebration at this time of year, we always love seeing what color stories and aesthetic directions will be hot this year! Recently Pantone announced their color of the year as Ultra Violet. They describe this it as a color that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us to the future”. We at Marisa Nicole Events, are all kinds of excited about this choice. We believe this color can point you and your intended towards a starry future together… today we’re sharing tangible ideas and inspiration for doing just that!


Choose to have your besties float down the aisle in this whimsical color. Long or short, fitted or flowy, your gals in this dark and mysterious purple will add a beautiful pop of color to the ceremony.

Left: Eli Turner, Right: David’s Bridal


We love the idea of placing dainty Ultra Violet blooms in clean glass jars around the venue to carry the color throughout the whole wedding. You can also incorporate this hue fabulously in your bridal bouquet to hold your own little bit of magic.

Left: Casto Photo, Right: Wendy Laurel 

Photo Credit: Amanda McKinnon


When it comes to incorporating Ultra Violet into details throughout your decor, the possibilities are endless. We particularly love utilizing the vibrant name card crystals to communicate guest seating. Pair this vibrant hue with a complementary color such as white to allow the purple to pop.

Photo Credit: The Wedding Playbook


Bringing this foxy color into your meal is a cinch by utilizing purple crystals in your cake design. We highly suggest that you keep your base primarily white, so that this year’s enchanting color can shine, yet not overwhelm the details of your day.

Photo Credit: Intricate Icings

Color Pairings

Ultra Violet is a beautiful and strong color, so we suggest that you pair it with a muted tones or more neutral hues. Taking a bit of inspiration from last year’s Pantone color, green creates a perfect pair if you want to add more color but not overwhelm the setting. The ideal detail tones to go with these two colors would be crisp whites, dreamy grays, and bright warm metallics.


Left: First Look Events, Right: The Wedding Playbook

We could not have asked for a more exciting color for 2018. Hopefully, this vibrant hue will be symbolic of a dynamic, extraordinary year ahead! We are wishing love and happiness to all you newly engaged couples out there and hope our hysteria for this wisteria colored bloom inspired you. Let us know in the comments if you would incorporate this color for your ultra special day. Cheers!

Photo Credit: K Mitiska

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