If we’ve done anything over quarantine, we’ve gotten more creative to squash our boredom. Whether it’s through home improvement, Instagram Reels or Tik Tok challenges, an online shopping addiction, tidying up our home with Marie Kondo, or picking up a new at-home hobby, we’ve had to find ways to entertain ourselves while music venues, movie theatres, and most public places outside the home have been closed. If you’ve been wedding planning, all the extra home time meant plenty of time for Instagram scrolling or pinteresting only helping your imagination run wild! If you’re wanting to bring a beautiful wedding theme to life, start with your wedding color palette!
New Wedding Colors to Consider
From florals to invitations, your wedding color palette can help you navigate through many future choices for the big day. Selecting wedding colors early on will only help you and your wedding squad’s jobs easier to ensure everyone has the correct swatch or shade of colors you intended for!
We have inspiration for you to help select the best wedding color combinations for a day that fits your taste or even new wedding colors you may have never considered for your elegant evening.
Pantone Colors of the Year
You heard it first from the color experts! Illuminating, a bright yellow and Ultimate Gray are the Pantone Colors of 2021. Pantone describes these two shades as “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting”. We can’t disagree; these are great colors to use for an uplifting event and an inspiring wedding day.
Vibrant may be a great theme for 2021 invoking energy and happiness into everyone at events! A color scheme of colors you’d see in a grand sunrise fits this description well. Since they’re all warm tones, reds, yellows, and oranges all work well together in tablescapes and bouquets. This color scheme reminds us of summertime and sunshine and can help bright energy into an indoor space and complement the evening’s sunset.
Shades of Blue
What’s a wedding without something blue? We have plenty of blue hues to consider as a staple color for your day and to use a subtle accent throughout your wedding day elements.
Fun Fact: The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year was Classic Blue. We think it still deserves a chance in 2021.
If you’re looking for the truest, bright blue, choose cobalt. This shade of blue pops in bridesmaid dresses and in decor, and would look great paired with other bold colors like indigo, purple or perhaps turquoise for a peacock-inspired look.
Turquoise has more green in it, making it a unique blue shade, but it sure is a popular one, especially among those getting married by the beach, or wanting that beachy vibe on their big day. Another option is to pair baby pink with turquoise to bring a whimsical wedding look to life.
This muted shade of blue has heavy doses of gray in it resulting in a dusty slate tone that looks great in bridal party dresses, linens, and in men’s accessories. Gray-blue fits great for those looking for a neutral wedding look and pairs well with other subtle colors.
The gold color can be an elegant element among a colorful wedding scheme, or it can help elevate the glamour on your day!
Combine pale pink and gold, and you have the most on-trend metallic right now, rose gold.
Think Pale Pink
If you were a young girl with all things pink, you probably dreamed about your grand wedding day with some elements of the color! This color has morphed to fit every couple’s wedding dreams, from rose to mauve, but pale pink (Pantone 691 U) is the real winner of right now. It’s easy to incorporate this color into your florals and decor, and looks great as a primary color or used subtly for a slight feminine touch.
Where to Include Your Wedding Colors
After nailing down your wedding colors, where should you incorporate them? The standard spots to bring your theme to life are in your wedding invitations, bouquets and floral arrangements, centerpieces, cake, linens, and perhaps your own bridal accessories like your shoes, nail color, or jewelry. The bridesmaid dresses and men’s tie, bow tie, or pocket square also help to add color to the day, if you so choose. Keep your colors in mind when considering any other decor elements at the ceremony or reception, from your card box, guest book, and gift or cake table.
Complete Weddings + Events in Grand Rapids
Creating your wedding color palette is the fun part, so don’t sweat it! Go with what speaks to you, or keep it simple with perhaps no color at all! When you’re ready to select a photographer and videographer to capture whatever wedding colors you decide on, contact Complete Weddings + Event in Grand Rapids!