The top 6 Top Wedding colors for 2012-2013
The Commons 1854 is the perfect palette to suit your dream colors at your wedding reception. Below are the hottest color trends.
And The Color Of The Year Is...
***(1) It looks like
the kind folks from the Pantone Color Institute are responsible for this
one....Tangerine Tango & Pink. Pantone declares tangerine tango as a "bright and
encouraging color" and as such, is a perfect combo for your spring or
summer wedding. However, tangerine alone can certainly be a bit overwhelming
used on its own, so it could use a little sumpin-sumpin' to calm it down a
little. Enter hot pink. Now I know you're saying hot pink...how can that be
calming? There's something about pink that despite the shade adds a softness to
whatever it touches. Can't you just picture your bridesmaid's bouquets in all
roses of tangerine and pink with maybe a little yellow thrown in for fun?
***Your Wedding Decor Is In The Pink
***(2) Blush Pink &
Pewter Gray. Now I'll admit to
being a pink fan from way back, but this pink is not the pink you would be
pairing with the Tangerine Tango hotness mentioned above. This is the softest
of pinks, think the faint blush of a baby's cheek. Paired with grey, which is
on a high it hasn't seen in years, it's a gorgeous and elegant color
combination. Throw in a little bling with some diamond mesh wrapped votives or
mercury glass vases and you have a stunning look that will create an audible
intake of breath when guests first lay eyes on your reception venue, I promise!
Grey IS the new black!
***Vintage Wedding With Your Grandmother's
Blue Willow China
***(3) Blue Willow &
White. At a loss for what
else to call this color and very hesitant to tag it with a handle like Royal
Blue which sounds like it belongs in a nautical themed wedding, I'll call it
Blue Willow like the famous china of the same name. Of course, Pantone would
call it Sodalite Blue, another on their list of hot colors for 2012, but hey,
what do they know, right? You'd think they were color experts or something! The
great part about this shade of blue is that it's flattering to just about everyone,
so your bridesmaids will love you for it! Ditto your groomsmen, since men are
famous for their love of blue. Not to mention with the emphasis on vintage
still in full swing, despite Huffington Post's misguided assertion that vintage
is dead, you can use readily available pieces of blue & white china for
centerpieces and decor. Throw in a little red if it's a military wedding or
sunny yellow which looks fabulous with blue & white and you have an amazing
***The NonColor Color...White
***(4) White On White
- The beauty of white for a wedding is absolutely unparalleled. When you think
of white, most people think of a stark color, but white can be so much more.
How about cream, ivory, buff, eggshell, vanilla, magnolia, ecru, beige...the
list of beautiful whites goes on and on, including an off-white called Starfish
tagged as a hot color for 2012 by Pantone. Mixing different shades of white in
your wedding decor can look incredible together if you're careful about the
undertones of the whites you are using. Some whites have a bluish undertone,
giving them a cool look, others have a brown undertone which tends to warm them
up a bit. The fun part about using white on white is you can play with texture
to really make the differences in the whites stand out. An example would be
using a stark white tablecloth for your reception tables with a beautiful khaki
(also a form of white!) damask runner and a cluster of milk glasses vases as
the centerpiece filled with peonies, roses, and dahlias all in different shades
of white and cream. Even versatile burlap which comes in ivory and natural can
add interesting texture to your tables and centerpieces.
***Be My Valentine!
(5) Red & Pink - OK,
I'll admit this is a stretch, even for a dyed-in-the wool pink lover like
myself, but I have seen some truly amazing combinations of red and pink that
were simply stunning. With this combo, you need to be careful about the color
red and pink you choose. Hot pink and red...not so much...pale pink and red...
ahh, yes, gorgeous! You really need to underplay the use of this palette to
avoid it looking a little Valentine-y, but if you don't morph into overkill, it
can turn out looking elegant instead of cheesy. For a classic look, pull in
some silver touches like mercury glass with your centerpieces. Put your
bridesmaids in blush pink short dresses with red rose or peony bouquets and
have groomsmen wear pale grey suits with pink ties and hints of red
handkerchiefs poking out of their bread pocket. Your friends will call you
crazy until they see the effect all together at your wedding, then they'll call
you innovative and daring!
***I'll Have A Margarita, Please!
***(6) Sweet Lilac
& Margarita- I'll admit these were stripped straight from the Pantone Hot
Color Chart, but can you imagine this dynamic color duo? In 2011, pewter and
eggplant, grey and plum, purple and silver were done to death. This is such a
fresh and light approach to the heavy handed purples we saw last year with the
fun zing of a soft lime added to the mix. With the innovative things florists
are now doing with shades of green in bouquets including green hydrangeas and
Bells Of Ireland, your bridesmaids could wear dresses in lavender tones and
look incredible. Lilac, like blue, is a color that looks great on just about
everyone, whether of fair or dark complexion and can be paired with either gold
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