Hi friends! How was your Easter? Ours was pretty amazing between guests, becoming Catholic, and an epic brunch we had a great weekend that’s taken awhile to recover from. So I’m back today to talk colors. I can’t believe that it’s taken me practically three months to do a party color scheme post with this year’s Pantone color of the year, ultra violet.
If you haven’t heard of Pantone, it’s the world’s leading authority on color and every year they pick a color that they see as culturally significant. The color this year is ultra violet. Growing up purple was always my favorite color so I’m loving this year’s color.
Pantone describes ultra violet as complex and contemplative, suggesting the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.
All I know is that it’s a great color to pair up with lots of other colors and build a party around. I’ve put together some great color combinations for you today that would make any party festive.
Ultra Violet Party Color Schemes
The first color scheme is pairing ultra violet with gold. I mean gold and copper are having quite the moment right now and I don’t see it fading anytime soon. Gold just goes with everything!
This is a fun inspiration birthday party. Love the idea of using the colors to make large paper flowers for party decor.
Ultra Violet + Navy
This is probably my favorite color combo. I just think it’s such a chic way to use the ultra violet color. This tablescape totally embodies the “mysteries of the cosmos” that Pantone describes ultra violet as. Do you notice how the plates are arranged to mimic a moon? I thought that was pretty clever.
I love how ultra violet is used in the floral arrangement. Not typical flowers, but by using succulents and cabbage plants.
Ultra Violet + Turquoise + Green
When I was thinking of other color combinations that already had ultra violet in them, I thought of a peacock’s feathers. So these colors together would make a great peacock themed party.
This ribbon banner is a very approachable way to add some party decor in these great colors to your party. A peacock theme would be great for a birthday or baby shower. Think “A Pea and a Pod” themed baby shower. Super cute right?
Tie this ribbon garland on the backs of chairs or behind a dessert table for a backdrop.
There are a ton of ways to incorporate this year’s Pantone color of the year. Sometimes all you need is a color scheme for a jumping off point to throw a party.
Do you see yourself incorporating this year’s ultra violet color into a party?