Every year around this time, I consult the Pantone Fashion Color Report for the hot new colors for the coming year. Even though the colors are more for fashion designers, I see the same color trends in papers, ribbons and embellishments for invitations.
Spring is all about the exotic hues of Peru, India, Africa and Turkey, according to the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2011.
Magenta-Honeysuckle grabbed the number one spot, with a vivid sky blue, warm orange corrally rose, bright mustard hued beeswax and seafoam peapod green in the top five spots. Dusty turquoise, chocolate brown, baby pink, pale lavender and light gray are still popular colors too. Many of these colors would be perfect for an Arizona wedding, especially the warm orange corrally rose matching the beautiful Arizona sunsets!
The color designers have chosen for the spring season present an interesting marriage of unexpected warm and cool tones, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute stated.
Metallics are still very popular – pearl, pewter, platinum and shades of gold add a formal touch to any printed piece!
I love it when my customer steps out of the box and wants us to create something dazzling and unique. Although most of the people I work with already have their colors and an idea in mind, it is fun to come up with something totally custom that fits their personality and theme! So, if you have no idea what colors you might want for your wedding or event, you can reflect on Pantone Color Institute’s colors for 2011.