COLOUR LOVE: Pink and Blue - a perfect marriage

7th January 2016

Image: Rosie Ames

I couldn’t resist writing this post - being passionate about colour and its influence on our daily lives, how could I?

When Pantone, the colour experts, announced their colour of the year 2016 to be not one, but two colours, and those colours a pale pink Rose Quartz along with beautifully soft Serenity blue, what was not to like.  

Those pastels! When I saw them, I sighed with joy!  A colour combo that’s totally irresistible for weddings and perfect for mixing with masses of highlights.

Last year’s very mature Marsala was lovely and sophisticated but so difficult for your average green wedding theme. This time I’m over the moon that 2016 is all about freshness and happiness, perfect wedding emotions!  So what better colours to choose for your natural wedding …

Beautiful blush pink blossom for a spring wedding

Rose Quartz

Known as the love stone, Rose Quartz makes this perfectly pale pink the colour of love.  It’s the colour to keep close to your heart (and your bed, apparently!).  It conveys compassion and a sense of composure.

Image: Drift Jewellery - pale blue seaglass ring set in silver


Weightless and airy, Serenity is the colour of the sky when the storm has blown over, the calmest of colours, blue. It’s perfect for keeping proceedings running smoothly and clearly, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation as the busy day wears on…

Use the colours together for a perfectly balanced union, or take either the pink or the blue and pair them with your own choice of greens and purples or shades of yellow and cerise. 

Use them together and exuberantly for a festival or garden wedding.  For an industrial wedding theme add in silver or copper, hot brights introduce more splash and sparkle for a fiesta wedding. I love the elegant combination of pastel pink and copper … reminds me of rose gold jewellery and follows through on the emerging returning wedding trend of casual, confident sophistication.  

How to use the colours for your own wedding?  

  • Well ... an engagement ring set with a blue sapphire or precious blue seaglass set in silver.
  • Choose a rose gold wedding ring

Fairtrade gold solitaires, including one in rose gold by April Doubleday

  • Your invitations could combine rose quartz and copper foil or serenity blue with silver.
  • A stunning wedding gown with an allover rose print (print wedding dresses are a new trend I’m loving). 

Image: Claudia Rose Carter - wedding dress with voluptuous pink flowers

  • The groom’s outfit of blues and greys or dusty palest tweeds. 

Pink and blue wedding bouquet by Bouquets and Butterflies

  • Flower girls in floral fabulousness and billowing blooms in blues and pinks. 
  • A painted wedding cake … use the colours in your own quirky way to express your individuality.

Cocktails by Sugar and Charm, cake photo by Renee Sprink Photography

What colours are you choosing for your own wedding?  I’d love to hear all about it.  Email me

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