PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR

Surprise, surprise there are TWO colors this year: Rose Quartz and Serenity!

pantone color 2016 rose quartz serenity wedding inspiration from willowdale estate boston area venue willowdaleestate.com
You might be thinking- how can I use these colors without making my wedding look like a gender reveal party? With some savvy pairings and use of rich fabric textures, creative floral design and signage we see a very bright future for this powerful combo of color!

For the first time PANTONE selected two colors in a symbolic gesture. The colors evoke a sense of balance and equality and bring on feelings of warmth, order and peace. As usual, PANTONE is an excellent resource for color inspiration. Here are 3 color combinations we could see at the basis for wedding themes in 2016.

POP OF PURPLE

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These four colors are balanced, strong and modern. Picture a silver grey suit with a rose quartz and fig colored boutonniere. The bridesmaids could wear serenity colored dresses with lovely bouquets of fig and rose quartz. The best thing about this combination is the pop of color and the high contrast between the fig color and the other softer tones.

BRIGHT BLOOMING DAHLIA

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This color palate would look great for a summer wedding. Keep the wedding theme fresh by incorporating geometric patterns, fun signage, and unexpected twists on traditional wedding attire like floral patterns, and perhaps a bow tie or suspenders for the gents!

CLASSIC CHIC

old rose navy blue rose quartz serenity wedding inspiration from willowdale estate boston area venue willowdaleestate.com
There is something strong and chic with two shades of blue and two shades of pink. This color pairing is balanced and reminds us of the classic coastal color palate for a day by the sea. Shades of pink flowers look so lovely against blues and the benefit of navy blue is it is widely available in linen, clothing, paper goods and other common wedding materials.
We are looking forward to seeing the ways these colors are used in the coming year!
(all images provided by Sarah Boucher with color inspiration from PANTONE)

Date: December 3rd, 2015

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