Set Your Groomswear Apart Using the Pantone Color of the Year

We’ve been seeing the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 everywhere lately, especially in the wedding world - Ultra Violet is in! Whether it’s hints of lavender in your centerpieces or bright and fresh purple florals, violet is a 2018 staple. We love the new trend of taking this fun color a step further by accessorizing with it, too. If you really want to set your use of Ultra Violet apart, try incorporating it into your groomswear!

Ultra Violet is a powerful color that’s sure to make a big statement on your big day, so have the groomsmen rock some purple pieces! A full purple-toned suit is memorable and would look stunning at a summer wedding. If an entirely purple ensemble is a little too much for your vision, add in small bits of a softer lavender as a nod to the color of the year.

There are so many options out there, too. Go for a patterned dress shirt with hints of violet, add a pop of color with a purple handkerchief, or sneak in a peek of lavender with some unique dress socks. You can even incorporate some bright florals for his boutonnière or add another bit of purple with some suspenders!

For more of a soft and romantic vibe, try pairing a light gray suit with a crisp white dress shirt and handkerchief. Top off the look with a lavender tie or bowtie and carry that same tone into your own bouquet for a seamless and timeless look!

2018 Pantone Color of the Year Inspiration Board


Did you hear the news?! Pantone has officially named Ultra Violet as the 2018 color of the year. The color is described as “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” However you want to describe it, we’re having all the feels! We can already see the beautiful Ultra Violet weddings that will fill 2018 and wanted to help grow your vision with our 2018 Pantone Color of the Year inspiration board.

Our Top 3 of the 2017 Spring Pantone Colors


This fall, Pantone announced their top 10 colors for spring 2017!  The colors include Niagara, Primrose Yellow, Lapis Blue, Flame Scarlet, Island Paradise, Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and finally Hazelnut. Pantone explains that the colors are a mixture of vitality, relaxation and the great outdoors. They are a great mix of bright and vivid hues. We decided to let you know our top three favorites and share some inspiration boards to get your planning jump started! Consider this your essential color guide to the season.


PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors & a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. This lush & fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.



PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.


PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.