Donna’s outdone herself today…a delicious smorgasbord of colourful inspiration awaits…enjoy!
Colour is possibly one of the most important elements of your special day. I believe it’s essential that the colors you choose reflect your & your fiancés personal style, as they set tone for your entire event. Colour can be used throughout the celebration, including the first introduction, your invitation, through to bridesmaids dresses, reception decor, the cake, table linen and more importantly, flowers.
Here are a few questions to consider when deciding on a colour palette:
1. What are my & my fiancés favourite colours?
2. Where is the ceremony & reception. Are there colours that could complement the setting?
3. What time of year is the wedding? The season could very much determine the colour scheme.
This handy tool (found on this website) will help you choose and coordinate colours:
A colour wheel is made out of three primary colours: red, blue and yellow with a blend of colours in-between. The idea is to use complementary colours that appear opposite each other on the colour wheel.
In my opinion, it’s always best to limit your main colours to two or three and then to remain consistent in the application of those colours throughout.
Without further adieu – the 2012 Colour Palette selections are:
TANGERINE TANGO & PINK
The Pantone Colour Institute has declared Tangerine Tango their colour for 2012 and it seems the best possible colour to pair Tangerine Tango with is Pink. It’s a bright, vibrant colour palette perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding. The pink actually helps balance the tangerine and they really do look gorgeous used together.
MARSHMALLOW PINK & PEWTER GREY
This elegant colour palette can be used for both classic and contemporary wedding themes, as it is particularly versatile. For Vintage, you could simply add a soft floral in those colours and for contemporary, a simple pink & grey stripe could do wonders for stationery & decor. For glamour, simply add crystal, mercury glass and silverware for a touch of sparkle.
VINTAGE BLUE & WHITE
This particular blue takes it’s cue from Blue Willow China, a famous range of crockery that your Grandmother may have once collected. The Vintage theme is still very popular in 2012 and this new shade of blue add a freshness I think. It’s a classic colour palette that won’t date. If you’re looking for a Pantone colour reference for this particular blue, it’s Pantone 534 U.
WHITE ON WHITE
My personal favourite colour palette for 2012 is White on White. Does it get more fairytale than that? I’m pleased to see that we at iwantthatwedding predicted this colour palette a few months back with our White Inspiration Board, always good to know you’re on trend. White can be so much more as it’s potential colour palette is quite broad – think cream, ivory, vanilla, and eggshell whites. The best part of a white colour palette is the potential of texture i.e.. linen, lace and satin, to mention a few.
LILAC & SAGE
The softest colour palette for me this year, comes in the form of lilac and sage, a beautiful combination of calming and fresh colours. There are so many wonderful floral choices with these two colours, imagine a bouquet of lavender and sage leaves. A great colour palette for any season of the year.
CHAMPAGNE & NOIR
This most chic of colour palettes lends itself to a sophisticated but understated style. Champagne immediately brings a glamour and elegance as it can be used as either a matt or metallic shade. When paired with black is tends to stand out even more. A truly classic combination for an evening wedding at any time of the year.
PEACH & SILVER
Don’t faint but yes, peach is back and this time fresher and more glamorous. The addition of the bright metallic silver lifts the peach out of it’s comfortable pastel zone and into the 21st. century. I love idea of full open peach hued garden roses tumbling out of vintage silverware. Old trophies still making an appearance on the table decor front. Again, this colour combination could be used for either a vintage or contemporary look.
and last but by no means least…
THE POT OF GOLD…AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
Whilst we don’t claim to be trend setters here at iwantthatwedding, it does seem that we stumbled onto something with our very first Inspiration Board ‘I can see a rainbow’. The rainbow colour palette seems to be a strong contender for favourite this year and the new interpretations and applications are so exciting.
THANK YOU Donna for your amazing eye – i LOVE all the colour predictions and i’m sure our brides are going to have a ball planning their weddings. Brideys, Donna took days to put this beautiful post together for us – please Like it if you Like it and helps us to spread the colourful love.