Pantone 2016 COLORS of the Year

by / Thursday, 03 December 2015 / Published in Inspiration, Planning

No, that wasn’t a typo in the title – this year there are TWO Colors of the Year!

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So for many this would seem to be a non issue, who cares, really this is what is what we are talking about kind of topic but when you are in the wedding industry this is BIG news! And if you are planning a wedding this could alter and shift your color scheme dramatically, or maybe just a little!

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The much talked about 2015 color of Pantone 18-1438 TCX Marsala was seen in many bouquets, table arrangements, linens and even a naked cake or two. It brought a richness and sexyness to weddings that only a bold, deep color could. We will be sad to see it leave the high ranking seat of color of the year we but can’t wait to see what our couples will come up with this year with two colors to play with!

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In a Wall Street Journal article Pantone’s drastic choice of not one but two colors that may remind you of a baby girl or boy announcement was not at all the goal. The pastel colors of Pantone 13-1520 TCX Rose Quartz and Pantone 15-3919 TCX Serenity are to represent “feelings of stability, constancy, comfort and relaxation…create balance in a chaotic world” – Ms. Eiseman. When deciding on the colors they found that these two were seen so many times together that it was a “natural pairing…and decided there was no reason not to go with a color duo” – the first time in Pantone’s history.

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What does this have to do with weddings, you might be asking yourself and the answer is well, frankly everything! We notice a shift with seasons but there is always an underlying hint of something that tends to swing around to the color of the year. With the boom of Pinterest it is easier than ever to find ways to incorporate color into every facit of your big day. I keep thinking back to the scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda is scolding a inexperienced Andy about why she “chose” to purchase her Cerulean sweater (Cerulean just so happens to be Pantone’s 2000 color of the year) because of a question over belts that looked to be the exact same color.

Ok, sorry for that slight detour but I had to share that, it was just too perfect! Where were we, oh yes, how will Rose Quartz and Serenity have anything to do with your wedding. Imagine a Serenity blue with Rose Quartz pink paisley designed tie on your groom and the same colors but in the opposite color scheme on the groomsmen.

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Or an ombré look of your bridesmaids dresses going from Rose Quartz to Serenity. The invitations may have a soft watercolor feel with Serenity blue writing and Rose Quartz pink flowers and the flowers themselves may be a bold striking purple with Rose Quartz to soften the effect. The possibilities are endless and we are here to help!

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Keep an eye on our Pinterest page as more and more ideas come to light with this powerful pastel duo!

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