Calling all brides and DIY event planners: Pantone has officially released their color palette predictions for 2018! In case you haven’t heard of Pantone, they’re the experts who look into their crystal ball to see what colors we’ll soon be crazy about. Whenever we see their predictions come out at Blooms by the Box, our first question is, “How do we incorporate these gorgeous palettes into DIY flower arrangements?” Well, luckily for you, the Blooms team has broken down a few of our favorite color combos and paired them up with some of our most popular wedding and event wholesale flowers! 

Love Pantone's new color palette predictions, but have no idea how to incorporate them in to your DIY wedding? Blooms by the Box has the answers!

As seen on, Elle Decor. Courtesy of Pantone.

“Resourceful” color palette

The resourceful palette is the answer for the bride who is decisive and confident in what she wants. Combining shades of navy and orange with eclectic touches, this wedding will be will still have a classic yet laid-back vibe. There will be unexpected, eclectic touches around every turn, so pairing dark blue delphinium with mini calla lilies in mango will be a pleasant surprise! Other wholesale must-have to pull of this combo include red freesia, peach ranunculus, Italian ruscus, and green ivy.

As seen on, Hey Wedding Lady. Photographed by Tec Petaja.

“Verdure” color palette

This color palette was created with a rustic, tropical wedding in mind! Pairing gorgeously with gold and glass accents, Pantone’s Verdure color palette is perfectly suited for the couple who aren’t afraid of an adventure. Combine muted, pastel tones and eye-popping greens for this look – like mini carnations in yellow paired with green kale, or lavender stock and Nageia nagi.

As seen on, Root75. Photographed by Megan of Studio Castillero.

“Playful” color palette

The “Playful” palette is the ideal color scheme for weddings with one focus: fun. Perfect for spring or early summer, “Playful”  DIY events will have a photo booth, games, a-rockin’ playlist – and a huge dessert table! Include fresh cut flowers like scabiosa, Amsterdam roses, pink or yellow dahlias, and frame your DIY floral arrangements with greens like seeded eucalyptus, lemon papoose, and arelya foliage.

“Discretion” color palette

Delicate, feminine, romantic, and classic are all words that perfectly describe the feeling that “Discretion” gives off. This Pantone palette could not be more well-suited for a garden party or a small reception after a destination wedding! Pair flowers like moonaqua carnations, ghobi roses, and white freesia with fillers like cotton stems, pink astilbe, and Queen Anne’s lace. Coffee foliage and variegated ivy will add the sweetest finishing touch!

As seen on Wedding Sparrow. Photographed by Taylor & Porter.

“Technique” color palette 

You didn’t think metallics were going anywhere in 2018, did you? “Tech-Nique” by Pantone (modern’s younger & more fun sibling) will make sure of that! Pair bright blues, purples, pinks, with anything silver or iridescent. Does that combo seem a little overwhelming? Then tone it down with deep greens and grays to pull off this show-stopping palette. Perfect for the modern couple who still knows how to throw a party, this color combination calls for light blue delphinium, Moonlite carnations, Ashley garden roses, and pink gladiolus. Polish off this look monstera and succulents for a truly unique vibe!

As seen on Ruffled. Photographed by Lauren Fair Photography.


See some oldies but goodies in that list? Pantone’s yearly predictions always include some of our favorite, tried-and-true hues as well. You’ll see shades of “Greenery” (Pantone’s 2017 pick), peach, blush, navy, sage, and burgundy all pop up occasionally throughout the combinations. This makes including these up-and-coming colors in your DIY wedding and event flower arrangements will be simpler than you think!

Don’t see your favorite floral, but absolutely have to use one of these palettes in your DIY wedding or event? Shoot an email over to the Blooms customer service team for more inspiration or leave us a comment below!

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