How To Add Pantone’s Colour of the Year To Your 2018 Wedding


Indian Wedding Colours have moved beyond the traditional tones of Reds and Yellows and we, for one, are glad about that. In 2017, we saw some stunning Wedding Décor Set-ups in refreshing pastel shades, (hello #Virushka!) which became our favourite of the weddings of the season. While most of the gorgeous #Virushka wedding was pastel, we spotted pops of violet in the flowers and the prints, which got us excited about Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018 – Ultraviolet!

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International weddings have already caught on to this new global colour and the Indian wedding industry is catching up fast. Violet as a wedding colour is not new to us. In fact, we’ve grown up seeing brides and bridesmaids wear this colour on different occasions, (Remember Madhuri Dixit’s iconic violet saree from Hum Aapke Hain Koun?) So, if you’re also bored of the standard reds, pinks and oranges; give ultraviolet a chance and add it to your wedding mood board. Here are some simple ways on how you can experiment with this global colour without going overboard!

In Your Wedding Décor

Ultraviolet is a great addition to your wedding décor colours but the most important factor is to not go overboard. This is a rich colour and will look best when balanced with other lighter shades. You can add ultraviolet to your floral table centrepieces, to your wedding stage in the form of elegant drapes and to your mandap in the form of dry flowers and twigs. Remember, the décor colour should compliment your outfit choices and not overpower them.

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 In Trousseau Outfits

Ultraviolet is a great colour for different pre and post-wedding events, such as your engagement party, the cocktail night or even your reception dinner. Many designers already have great outfit options in this colour and this trend is going to grow through the year.

Ultraviolet is a great colour option for bridesmaids too. You can opt for a draped saree dress or a jumpsuit in this gorgeous colour and you’re all set!

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For Wedding Desserts

In the last few years, we’ve found some talented bakers who are known for creating stunning wedding and engagement themed cakes. Get inspired by these beautiful desserts we found on Pinterest and convince your baker to create the most glamorous Ultraviolet cake for your celebrations.

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For Groom and Groomsmen Accessories

Colour coordinating bride and groom outfits is not always easy but you can change that by adding Ultraviolet to your wedding colours. This shade is neither too feminine nor too manly and can be used by friends of both the bride and the groom.

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For Wedding Jewellery

Diamonds and polki are all too common, so what do you think about adding ultraviolet to your wedding jewellery? After looking at these stunning engagement rings on Etsy, we’re seriously considering replacing the solitaires on our rings with these unique beauties!

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For Wedding Invites

Ultraviolet flowers balanced with elegant fonts and a white base make for the perfect wedding invites. In fact, you can create a format that works for all of your wedding stationery, starting from your wedding invites, entry boards, gift bags, and more. Canva has some great ideas, which you can share with your invitation card designer.

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Pantone introduced Indian weddings to Marsala in 2015 and now they’ve done it again with Ultraviolet. We’ve already seen some gorgeous lavender lehengas this year and are looking forward to seeing more experimental brides working with Ultraviolet.

What’s your favourite Ultraviolet pick?