How To Incorporate Ultra Violet Into Your Wedding Design - Pantone’s Colour Of The Year 2018

At the end of every year the colour experts at Pantone come together to decide on the shade they think will dominate the year ahead. For 2018, they have declared this to be ultra violet and we love it!

It has certainly shown its face in the fashion and beauty industry. For example, the runways have seen lighter and complimentary shades in designer pieces such as Gucci, Erdem, and Victoria Beckham. Even Rhianna’s new Fenty Beauty line features a ‘Gal on the Moon’ cosmic gloss lip-gloss, a limited edition holographic violet that delivers creamy colour, glitter and shine.

So what about the world of weddings? As luxury wedding planners and stylists, it’s only right we show you how to incorporate ultra violet into your wedding day. Read on to find out how to create a modern, luxury and stylish wedding design...



Let me start by saying that this is a highly expressive shade, therefore a little goes a long way. Don’t let it dominate every aspect of your wedding design as it will become over-bearing. In my opinion, combining ultra violet with white is a no no as it’s just too intense and harsh.

Bottega Veneta Dress | Spring 2010 ready to wear


Ultra violet can work well with complimentary shades from the same family such as lilacs and lavenders. However, for a real sophisticated look we recommend rich plums, light pinks, blacks and gold or brass accents, which will add that touch of glamour. For an ethereal ambience, opt for muted pinks and greys, complimented by fresh sage and leafy greens.

Purple ultra violet Velvet chair


As ultra violet works so well in luxury fabrics such as velvet, consider creating a wedding lounge area with chic and stylish velvet furniture. There’s just something about the richness of the fabric that elevates the look of any design. I would also suggest using the shade as an accent colour e.g. table napkins, glassware, or even your wedding centrepieces.


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