Like all those eagerly awaiting a birth announcement; artists, stylists and creatives everywhere have been waiting for Pantone Colour Institute to release the Colour of the Year 2018.
Since the announcement was made the Wedding industry seems to be evenly split over whether they love or hate this shade…. and I’m definitely on the love side of this fence.
As a self confessed purple fiend I actually jumped for joy at this announcement! Now I’m not saying go all out and violet your day – did any of you see the house on Rightmove that went viral on social media that was beautiful on the outside but everything inside was this shade (and I mean everything!) if you didn’t you can find it here
According to Pantone:
Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.
Well, I like the sound of that, don’t you?
Personally I find it’s a colour with soul – a great hue to mix up any palette and pretty versatile too blending equally well with pastels or brights in shades of pinks and lilacs as it does with the cooler palettes of blues and green – even adding in a secondary pop of colour such as yellow or orange this tone can still hold its own.
Wondering how to incorporate this colour into your styling, whether your after a bold colour scheme or looking for a deep accent colour, here’s some inspiration for you:
Greenery. I’m sure the majority of couples saw the Pantone colour of the year reveal and thought ‘what on earth?’ Whilst the wedding creatives would of dreamed up at least 5 different ways to celebrate its vibrancy and potential as a wedding colour.
Contrary to the previous year’s, joint colour’s of Rose Quartz and Serenity whose cool colours where reflective of dreamy and cool alittle like a Midsummer Nights Dream, Greenery is a refreshing shade, Pantone themselves describe it as ‘a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew’.
The versatility of Greenery means it can be incorporated into any season :
For Spring it can hold its own, a mixture of textured foilage and delicate white flowers such a Lily of the Valley for the perfect Spring bouquet.
For Summer why not mix with yellow or orange flowers, Gerberas and sunflowers work beautifully with the yellow-green of the shade to create a stunning vibrant displays.
For Autumn use the shade with darker blooms – berry and plum shades
Winter bouquets can be lightened with the yellow-green of the shade giving contrast to the popular darker red and burgundy shades.
Here’s some Greenery inspiration to get those wedding planning juices flowing! After all they say Green Juice is good for you 🙂
This shade I predict will become a florist and wedding stylists dream! Its versatility means that it will work with any colour – so have fun and embrace this gorgeous shade.