The Pantone Color for 2018 is in and it is a provocative shade of purple! Purple is a beautiful color to mix into your wedding or event decor. Purple is a bold color that's full of life and character. We thought we would share some inspiration from past weddings and events that incorporate and complement Ultra Violet. Whether you directly use purple blossoms or use small hints mixed with greens or creams or whites, purple is a beautiful addition to any arrangement.
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New Year, New Color. This year's color according to Pantone is Greenery, a fresh, springy yellow-green that's full of energy. Greenery is a great shade to incorporate into florals, whether it's with textural foliage or green blossoms. Lush and natural, any green can add a little interest to your overall palette.
Below are some of our favorite palettes with Greenery:
1. Sunny & Bright
2. Sweet & Muted
3. Rich & Moody
4. Vivid & Colorful
2016 has rung and Pantone says this year's colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity!
This combo mixes sweetly powdered pink with soft and cool blue. Pantone describes that this year's color selection is demonstrating the "gender blur as it relates to fashion" as well as the "mindfulness and well-being" consumers are seeking.
Pastel pink and blue together have long been typecast but we think you can make these colors work in sophisticated ways. Here are a few images for how to perfect your next event with 2016's Rose Quartz and Serenity!
Pale Blue Flower + Foliage Suggestions:
-hydrangea -thistle -delphinium
-tweedia -succulents -dusty miller
Light Pink Flower Suggestions:
-roses -astilbe -sweet pea
-peonies -ranunculus -hydrangea
-tulip -lisianthus -cymbidium orchid
Goodbye orchid, hello marsala!
Pantone's color of the year this year is rich and sultry Marsala. As Pantone describes it, "The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors." In this sense Marsala is good for grounding your palette. It's earthy tones can balance brighter notes like cobalts and chartreuse, but it can also warm creams and pastels.
Marsala feels rustic and Tuscan but it can also feel exotic and Moroccan. As an earthy tone it acts as a nice middle-ground for mixing in other colors.
So what does 2015's color of the year mean for the wedding and event industry?
Marsala is a nice tone to introduce into linens, fabrics, and papergoods. Subtle hints of it could unify your desired look and add an earthy richness to your overall decor. In the flower world, Marsala-like tones might be found in cymbidium orchids and ranunculus, but do not be afraid to extend your palette into the deeper wine tones found in flowers like peonies and dahlias.
Here are some recommended Marsala pairings by Pantone with some of our flower suggestions that incorporate these palettes--