Introducing the Wedding Color of the Year for 2016

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When it comes to picking colors for your wedding day, many brides look for inspiration. The most common places seem to be from past weddings, Pinterest, something you liked that a friend did or using your favorite colors. But a new trend is looking to the color experts themselves, Pantone.

The color company Pantone releases what they call their, “Color of the Year” during late fall in preparation for the upcoming wedding year. Many designers look to Pantone to help determine color palettes for their next season’s designs and many brides look to them for help in designing their wedding day. A popular color in weddings for 2015, was in fact the 2015 color of the year by Pantone—Marsala! From table décor, to flowers, to bridesmaid gowns, Marsala was everywhere in 2015!

Pantone just released their color of the year for 2016. It was surprising for many, as instead of just one color, they picked two—Rose Quartz and Serenity. At Charlotte’s, we are already hearing brides who love these colors as they are describing their big day in blush pinks and blue tones. These two colors go beautifully together and can be matched with many other colors to create a full color palette for your wedding day.

Once you’ve selected your color(s) for your big day, the tricky part is figuring out how to incorporate them. The easiest way when dealing with colors is deciding which one can be the lead color and which can be the accent. Say you choose the Rose Quartz to be your lead color—you can dress your bridesmaids in gowns with that color, have your bouquets full of pink gardenias, and decorate your location with pink up-lighting or Rose Quartz colored tulle. The Serenity color can then be used in the ribbon for your bouquets, table décor, and groomsmen accents. In addition to choosing their colors of the year, Pantone’s website provides brides with color pairing options.  It is a simple and convenient way for you to know what accent color(s) will go great with your lead color. The New Year 2016 is just around the corner, will you use the Colors of the Year in your wedding?

Best of luck in your wedding planning!