21 Gorgeous Ways to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year in Your Wedding

As Ultra Violet takes center stage as Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, here’s how to work it into all your wedding details.
by Maggie Seaver
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When it comes to wedding colors, there’s purple, and then there’s purple—or should we say Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018. As a vibrant departure from Greenery (2017’s fresh and organic Color of the Year), Ultra Violet is a deep, blue-based purple—darker than lavender, cooler than plum, but brighter than eggplant—with cosmic undertones to evoke “originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future."

So how exactly do you incorporate this striking, regal shade of violet into your wedding day? You could think big, bold and monochromatic—or, if you can't quite commit, sprinkle hints of Ultra Violet throughout your day to add depth and energy to anything from cake embellishments to flower girl dresses. Here, some of our favorite ways to dress up Ultra Violet for your wedding.

1. Mixed Assortment

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2. Bright Ribbon Wraps

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3. Monochrome Stems

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4. Romantic Flower Crown

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5. Moody and Glamorous Suite

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6. Delicate, Botanical Invites

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7. Short and Sweet Bridesmaid Dresses

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8. Bridal Flats

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9. Understated Tie

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10. Floor-Length Bridesmaid Dresses

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11. Floral-Embellished Flower Girl Dresses

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12. Subtle Centerpieces

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13. Watercolor Escort Cards

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14. Eye-Catching Arrangements

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15. Country-Chic Accents

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16. Monogrammed Dance Floor

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17. Funky Glassware

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18. Rustic Favor Display

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19. Classic Cascade

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20. Obré Sweets

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21. Rich and Rustic Toppings

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Ready to define your wedding vision, choose your color palette and start planning? Head to The Knot All-In-One Wedding Planner, where you can take our fun Style Quiz, match with amazing pros, then easily plan your entire celebration, down to the morning-after brunch.

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