Attention Brides! The 2018 Color of the Year is Here!

Pantone® has announced Ultra Violet 18-3838 as it’s color of the year for 2018!

According to Pantone, Ultra Violet is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.

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Evoke the promise of the future by incorporating the color of the year into your wedding color scheme!  While it may be difficult to find everything you are looking for in one shade you can easily blend the color family into your special day! 

Bridal Party – Include your bridal party! According to Pantone Vice President Laurie Pressman, Ultra Violet brings the drama but it’s an easy drama, a non-threatening color, on the body and in the home. It’s a color that can be worn by so many different skin tones.  Add a splash of color to your bridal party by putting the groomsmen in a simple suit and adding purple accents including ties, pocket squares and even socks! Style the bridesmaids in similar dresses in different shades of purple!

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Cake – Add some flair to your cake by including pops of purple! Whether you have an all white cake with purple flowers or a simple purple ombre effect adding a touch of purple will make your cake pop. You can even go the extra mile and color the cake layers! Or, stay on trend by having a non traditional cake such as cupcakes or cake balls.

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Bouquets – Let your bouquets make a statement! Create your bouquets using different types of naturally purple flowers such as hydrangeas, wisteria, zinnias, lilacs or petunias.  This will give a dramatic effect and can help to provide different textures to help keep your bouquet from looking one-note. If you have your heart set on a flower that does not come in purple, ask your florist if they are able to dye them. Consider dying them different hues of purple to enhance your classic bouquet.

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Tablescapes – Get creative with your tables! Aside from the dance floor this is where your guests will be spending a majority of the evening; make sure your table has impact! Try and mix it up, if you want a purple table linen considering adding texture either with a specialty linen or a runner. Carry the color scheme throughout the table with floral centerpieces, tea lights, chargers and even glassware!

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Extras – Don’t forget that little extra something that will set your wedding apart! Add an open air photo booth with a beautiful purple infused backdrop or a seating area lit with purple  for people to relax and socialize. These extras will enhance your wedding and help create a memorable moments for your guests.

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“Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come” says Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. Start your future together off by featuring Pantone’s color of the year!

Call PartyTime Rentals at 845-226-2447 to set up your wedding consultation so we can show you how to incorporate the 2018 color of the year into your wedding!