With 2014 drawing to a close, it’s exciting to look ahead and see what next year will bring, and today we’d like to share with you some of the key colour trends that are coming through. It’s worth mentioning though that while it’s great to have an insight into trends, you of course don’t have to follow them! Colour is such an important part of any wedding design concept and can often be the basis for where we start our design process. It maybe that you wish to use your favourite colour, or be led entirely by the venue or season, either way is absolutely fine as it’s your day so you can do whatever you choose.
Next season is due to be full of soft chalky tones that have taken inspiration from the natural world as you can see from the pantone references below. Colour combinations are key and complimenting colours will really finish of the look.
Sea of Blues
This has certainly been a very popular colour with our clients this year, either using varying tones or mixing it with soft pinks, however for next year this continues with variations of aquamarine, scuba blue, classic blue and dusk blue. These colours immediately make you think of the ocean, they are wonderfully soft and can be easily complimented with silver or gold or even the newer copper tone.
Hint of Pink
Always a popular wedding colour but the pinks for next year are gentler, so think toasted almond, strawberry ice and sandstone. Again they can be easily complimented with a metallic.
Treetop and woodbine tones – these colours take you to the woodlands and the great outdoors. Although they are quite dark in comparison, touches of these could be very effective sitting alongside a lot of other soft colours. These tones also mirror a look that several of our clients are asking for next year in terms of creating an ‘outside-in’ vibe, where we’re working on dramatically changing the inside of some venues to emulate a garden or forest feel.
Shades of Grey
Glacier grey, titanium and lavender herb. These are understated and often get thought of as dull and dreary but we’re huge fans of this colour as it’s an elegant and timeless shade that can work extremely well alongside so many other options.
Dusky tangerine and custard – these are great colours that are ideal for adding that pop to a more neutral palette and can look really striking whilst not being as vibrant as a hot orange or bright yellow. The yellow would easily sit with the greys and the orange could sit with the pink shades to add something a little extra to a classic palette.
Blues – dress (originally from One Wed), apples, bouquet (originally from Southern Blue Celebrations). Pinks – bridesmaids (orig from Want that Wedding), ice-cream, (orig from Real Simple), shoes (unknown). Green – couple (orig from Studio 306), table decor (orig from Something Borrowed), dessert table (orig from Green Wedding Shoes). Shades of Grey – bouquet, chairs, bridesmaids (orig from Elizabeth Anne Designs). Warm Hues – table decor, dress, flowers & dessert.