We all know that the Pantone color of the year is ultra violet. If you didn’t know, where have you been?! We get so excited at the end of each year with all the speculations about the next year’s “it” color. And it’s so fun to watch the flood of images and ideas that come once the color is announced. A hit-you-in-the-face kind of color, ultra violet is quite a statement. While we aren’t the biggest fans of purple, generally speaking, we’re taking a fresh look at this bold color. After a quick Pinterest search (our favorite inspiration station), we’ve found some amazing color combinations with this over the top color that have us thinking twice about purple in general.

Ultra Violet Color Combinations

A purse is always a great accessory, whether you love a classic neutral or a statement satchel. We found two bags that have us pumped on ultra violet. Spotted on Pinterest, this woven bag by AAKS becomes even more eye catching atop the vibrant purple background. And the blog Atlantic//Pacific has us literally swooning over this purple and orange combo.

Paired with this purple inspo we have two tablescapes that mirror these same design ideas. The perfect ultra violet backdrop for a table in our Dupionique Iridescence Grape, Renee Elise Luxury Events and McCune Photography created an absolutely stunning set up complete with hanging wysteria. Because everything is a little bit better with a #floralchandelier, right? To mirror the purple and orange combo, we have our Velvet Tamarind with Velvet Lilac napkins from AZ Petal Pusher and Elyse Hall Photography. So killer!

On a lighter note, lilac is like the favorite sister of ultra violet. Keeping it all in the family 🙂 Soft and feminine but still with an edge, lilac can be just as impactful as a leading lady. We used our Velvet Lilac table runners and napkins and paired them with the romantic texture of our Aurora Mauve table runner to create a lovely lilac dream for the 2017 Cream SF event. Inspo by way of our lilac queen (all hail lilac!) and a purple room you just want to sink your teeth into. Loving the combination of lilac, peach and dusty rose. To see more about dusty rose, check out our blog post here.

Maximum Impact: Ultra Violet (or Lilac) with Red

Much like our orange and purple color combination above, this next color story is just as stunning. Add a pop of bright red to ultra violet (or lilac) and you are sure to “wow” with this high contrast duo. Oozing elegance, White Lilac Inc has our hearts aflutter with our Savannah Orchid, those #floralchandliers, ghost chairs, crystal chandeliers and the oh-so-good pop of red. Thank you to Michelle Mosqueda for this stunning photo!

Not to be outdone by her sister ultra violet, lilac comes in to steal the scene with our Velvet Lilac table runner and Tuscany Red Oak napkins from a wedding by Lovelyfest in San Luis Obispo. Want to see more? Head over to Style Me Pretty to see all the amazing details from this wedding captured by Kelsea Holder Photography.

Our high contrast print with ultra violet, red and black was found via Pinterest. We love the added depth of the black and how it makes the red and ultra violet pop even more. Are you a fan of this color story? Try our Velvet Onyx, Velvet Red and Topaz Grape.

The moral of the story is…purple, you’re okay great! Sorry we didn’t see it sooner 🙂

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A question we get pretty often is, “Can you ever have too much pattern?” Our answer is… NO WAY!! We always love seeing our clients take risks with patterns and add their personal flare to their table. We are all for having pattern on pattern designs!

Pattern On Pattern Inspiration

Patterns are a fun way to add some dimension to any design. They are great to accent in napkin or if you want a bolder look to do the full table cloth. We are never afraid to suggest both 😉

Photography: Melanie Deurkopp

Looking for patterns in the same color hue is the perfect start of mixing and matching patterns. Linens in the same color palette like our Butterfly Glacier napkin and our Polarize Glacier linen work great together because of their similarity. Their white, black, and touches of blue pattern are so different yet they compliment each other so well.

Photography: Gagewood

Table runners and exposed wood tables are so on trend this season! Table runners are the perfect way to dress up any plain wood table. It adds some color and contrast while keeping the natural beauty in the wood. We are loving our Brush Square Blue table Runner and our Mabel Grey napkin paired together on this table.

Photography: Willhouse Photography

We are loving all this color in this picture! Patterns are such a fun way to create a bold new look! In this picture we have our Casablanca Steel Blue paired with our Watercolor Orchid. Even though these patterns are so different they look are a match made in heaven!

Photography: Studio EMP

Patterns are such a great wow factor to any design! As you can see, more pattern the more bolder look!

 

 

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