INSPIRATION: Top 10 wedding colours for 2016

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INSPIRATION: Top 10 wedding colours for 2016


Whoa, how did we get past Easter so quickly! Did you eat too much chocolate? Thought so! 

This week I've got something equally delicious but not edible - a little bit of colour inspiration to kick you off on your wedding dreams ... a few thoughts on colours and colour trends.

Picking your wedding palette and working out how your wedding is going to come together visually is where the fun really starts.  It gets your creative juices going as you’re beginning to work out the look and feel of your wedding day. 

Firstly Pantone, the colour people, announced this year that their colour (or two colours) of 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity - in other words pink and pale blue - what could be simpler.  Brilliant colours for weddings and everyone is embracing them!  In this post I’ve put together a few images for you to illustrate the colours and how I’ve seen them coming through in my conversations with eco friendly wedding suppliers and green brides.

But the thing is to use them in new ways, of course.

For instance, as well as using the colours as solid (which is a given) they can also be used in prints, especially floral prints. I think floral prints are big for brides and bridesmaids this year.

Stemming from these two colours come further colours such as a soft pink and dove blue, dusty blue/grey, peach and espresso and to relect this Pantone has put together a palette of 8 more wedding colours which they list for Spring, but really I think they will endure for the whole year and into 2017.  

Most of them work for me, and they work together too.  I think Buttercup is a bit of wild card, but it’s a fresh colour that can work very well for a bride with a sunny disposition or as a citrus highlight.


Luxe, especially Rustic Luxe, is such a sympathetic trend for eco friendly weddings

All these lovely colours lend themselves very well to those themes, especially when paired with a little metallic like copper or gold.

But my favourite inspiration this year has to be the Eucalyptus - such a versatile frond in terms of colour and how the natural world can be so inspiring to us - and with the help of the lovely at Design Seeds you can see how the colours work beautifully together. 

You’ll be ahead of the curve if you go for Eucalyptus!

Having said all that though, there is no real need to follow any trends at all when picking a colour or mood for your wedding, what’s more important is that your wedding totally reflects who you are and no trend is going to create that!

All the above is only to give you lots of inspiration and a head start in working out what really works for your own authentically green wedding - enjoy every minute!  

Photo 1: Left Love My Dress; Right Maraluce

Photo 2: Left Pinterest; Right Kathe Fraga

Photo 3: Left Kathe Fraga; Right Burnetts Boards

Photo 4: Strikes My Fancy

Photo 5: Left M and J Photos; Right Wedding Wire

Photo 6: June Bug Weddings

Photo 7: Left Design Seeds

Thanks for generously sharing your images with Green Union x


Published: 31-03-2016

Published By: Rosie Ames


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