Thursday, 6 March 2014

Spring 2014 Colour and Theme Trends

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When choosing your colour palette, make sure you choose colours that suit your personality, theme and venue.  If you have a very outgoing personality… chose brighter colours.  Choosing a bright, bold colour and pairing it with lighter shades of the colour and adding a light accent colour will create a create palette to work with.  Do not just choose one colour for your wedding.  Choose 3 or 4 colours that compliment eachother!

Pantone has revealed its top colors for the Spring 2014 season.  The designers created a modern twist on the traditional spring soft pastels and paired them with bright colours.  Spring is such a lovely season for Weddings.  Usually Spring weddings are full of pastels and watered down shades of colour.  This year we will be seeing bright pops of colour being incorporated in colour palettes.  Bright colours such as Yellow, Orange, Blue and Purple will be mixed in with the pastel pinks, mints and blues traditionally seen in spring.

We will be seeing bigger, bolder floral not only in bouquets but in centerpieces as well.  The use of large blooms, fruit and succulents will be popular in floral design.  We are going to continue to see gold or silver within wedding palettes.  Cakes are going to become more and more popular.  Last year, cupcakes and cake pops were very popular choices but this year we will see cakes making a comeback.  We will be seeing hand-painted cakes, ombre cakes and naked cakes.  We have been and will continue to see a lot of personalization in all aspects of the wedding.  Couples are putting their own personalities into key elements to really make the wedding their own.

There are 3 very popular themes for this upcoming season.  The 1920’s, Rustic, and Bright Colours.

The 1920’s:

This theme is a very sophisticated and elegant theme that became popular because of “The Great Gatsby”.  French champagne and oysters served during cocktail hour is a great way to start off this evening of sophistication.  Accessorize your curve hugging gown with a 1920’s style headband, bold jewelry and feathers.  The glamorous and dramatic décor will include monograms, crystals and feathers.  You will be seeing Art Deco style jewelry and designs on invitations and in décor.  The colour palette typically used for this theme would be black, white and gold.  To finish off the theme… arrive and leave in a Vintage Rolls-Royce.


The vintage themes we have been seeing have been evolving into more of a rustic theme.  Vintage lace, pearls and pastel type themes remain popular but couples are really being drawn to the rustic barn or winery type wedding.  Keeping some vintage elements and adding more rustic elements such as wooden signs, burlap, twine and mason jars.  Barns are in high demand as a venue for this theme.  The use of wheat and wild flowers on tablescapes and in bouquets add to the theme.  We will see a lot of handmade décor and favours.

Bright Colours:

The Pantone colour of the year is Radiant Orchid.  We will be seeing brighter, bolder and more dramatic colours.  Bright colours such as Yellow, Blue or Orange paired with a more neutral colour like grey or a light brown will be seen.  Using the bright colour chosen within every detail of the wedding will pull everything together.  Create signature cocktails in this colour.  Sugar flowers can be used on cakes to provide the bright pops of colour.  There will be bold striped patterns being used on stationary and in décor.  Using the colour on the invitation, in your accessories, in the floral and napkins creates those fun and bold pops of colour throughout the wedding.

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