Incorporating Pantone’s Color of the Year Into Your Wedding
Your wedding is a chance to shine. You want the wedding to look good in every single way. One way to help make your wedding a welcoming day for your guests is with the use of a thoughtful and beautiful contemporary color scheme. Color helps makes the beautiful details on your wedding dress look even delicate and feminine. It also helps show off other aspects of your wedding. For example, a lovely bouquet of flowers for your bridesmaids can look even better when used with an overall color scheme that ties it with their dresses. Think about your personal sense of color style. There may be certain shades you’ve always loved. You can find inspiration for wedding colors in many places. Think about specifics. One place that people are finding inspiration is from organizations dedicated to the use of color.
The Pantone Process
Such is the case with Pantone. Pantone is a company that is utterly dedicated to showing people how to bring color into their lives in ways they might not have thought about before. Officials at the organization pay close attention to what is going on with color use in many fields. They look closely at how color is being used in areas as diverse as fashion, publishing, science and interior design. Doing so allows company staffers to get a real feel for what colors are being used by top officials right now. Once they sort through the data, they can then determine what color might be particularly a lot of drawing attention in any given year.
The Color of the Year
Each year, officials at Pantone announce their color of the year. This is the color that is having an unusually important impact on the world around us. This year, Pantone has declared 18-3838 Ultra Violet their color of 2018. They believe this color illustrates complexity and forward thinking. They also feel that the color illustrates how people can harness their own creativity to create something special. A thoughtful bride can look at this color closely and think about ways to use it in their upcoming wedding. Doing so can help the wedding feel more modern. It can also make it easier to find accessories and other items for the entire party as companies rush to use this color in their products in the upcoming year.
A Bold Shade
Bold colors make a strong statement at any wedding. Ultra Violet is an intense, deep shade with lots of vibrant purple and blue undertones. This makes it easy to use as primary color while adding in secondary colors that will make it stand out even more. For example, a deep color like this one makes the perfect dress for a group of bridesmaids or a maid of honor. This shade will really stand out against the brides’s white dress. It will also catch the eye in many locations from a stark wedding chapel to an outdoor garden. For these reasons, it can be used where a large expanse of color might look great such as flowers at the reception or as silk garlands to decorate a house of worship as the bride walks down the aisle.
Since Ultra Violet is such a strong color, a little can easily go a long way. For example, using it as a sash across a flower girl’s dress can help draw attention to her adorable walk in front of the party. The color can also be used as boutonnières to place in on the usher’s clothing. A bride might also use the color for jewelry. The dark tones can be found in amethysts and given as gifts to all members of the bridal party. A bride might also look for invitations that have an Ultra Violet color scheme. This will help her set the tone for the rest of the wedding. For example, a bride may want to put Ultra Violet icing on her wedding cake or, if serving another kind of dessert, use it as food coloring on a fruit glaze.
Perhaps the best thing about this shade is that it goes so well with other shades. In the figure above, Ultra Violet is in the top middle block. Such a rich color can be paired with other colors in the same field. The opposite of deep purple is yellow on the color wheel. Bold shades of yellow such as lemon can be used with this color very effectively as part of a bridal bouquet for all of the brides’s attendants. Looking to the same color family, it also works well with light blues for a spring or summer wedding.
If you’re looking for additional color scheme ideas, Pantone has provided some helpful color pallets designed around the Ultra Violet color. Check those out below.
Using color well is crucial. Look to this contemporary shade for a fabulous touch to any wedding.