Together Forever Bridal Boutique’s Guide to 2018 Colours of the Year

At Together Forever Bridal Boutique we love hearing from our brides about their wedding colours and chosen colour schemes. Globally renowned colour charters Pantone have announced ‘Ultra Violet’ as the official Colour of The Year 2018, replacing Greenery, their colour for 2017. We are sure to see this colour filter through to the wedding industry too, from flowers to stationery, and everything else associated with weddings!

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

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.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to western pop culture as personal expressions of their individuality.

Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The colour is often associated with mindfulness practices and meditation spaces.

As individuals around the world become more fascinated with colour and realise its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands use colour to inspire and influence. The Colour of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design (including the wedding industry!) reflecting the Pantone Colour Institute’s year-round work for designers and brands.

Ultra Violet works well for men’s accessories such as ties, bow ties and buttonholes.  A ‘mix and match’ tonal bridesmaid look would also work –  mix lilac, purple and violet with blue and coordinating flowers for a contemporary, spiritual and ethereal style.

There are numerous flowers available in purple such as lavender, roses, iris, allium, anemone, cosmos, aster and the hugely popular hydrangea!

You can see more ideas and inspiration on our Ultra Violet Pinterest Board! Why not follow us on Pinterest too!