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Spring & Summer Wedding Colors Unveiled!

Spring & Summer Wedding Colors Unveiled!
November 13, 2013

Pantone®  has recently unveiled their top 10 colors for the 2014 Wedding Season and what a beautiful array of colors they are. Here they are in order - Dazzling Blue, Violet Tulip, Radiant Orchid Celosia Orange, Freesia, Cayenne, Placid Blue, Paloma, Sand and Hemlock.

As a wedding planner I am like a little kid on Christmas morning when these colors are unveiled each year. We get to work with these colors all year long and it so exciting to see all the combinations of color that we can assemble to give a bride a beautiful palette for her wedding scheme.One of the most exciting colors for me this year is Pantone's No. 1 pick, “Dazzling Blue” which ties in with your something borrowed something blue. You can never go wrong with tried and true blue.  


So, tell me - if you had to choose one of these shades as your primary color for your wedding, which color would it be? I am excited to see your answers so please comment to this blog.


Love all things purple? Pantone has included two shades of purple in its 2014 Spring lineup. Violet Tulip can be beautifully paired with antique gold tones for a rich, romantic look.

 If you love purple tones but are looking for something a little bolder and richer, you may want to consider a shade like Radiant Orchid! It's just a bit darker than Violet Tulip, which makes it a great color to use when you're trying to go a bit more dramatic with your event styling.


If you are looking to spice up your spring look this spicy shade of orange Pantone is calling Celosia Orange would be perfect. Use this playful hue in a palette of sherbet tones for a light and airy theme – especially love it with gray tones.

 Think Sunflowers and this happy, sunshine-filled color is all that and then some. Incorporate Freesia into your wedding day colors and you're sure to create a fun atmosphere full of warmth. I suggest pairing Freesia with Pantone Sand and soft gray tones or classic white.


Cayenne is defined by Pantone as “a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens excitement..” This color in your wedding palette will instantly add  warmth and happiness to your joyous occasion. Cayenne screams of passion and fire and is definitely not for the timid or shy.


Paloma, is a soft, mercurial graywith the softest hints of a bluish shade, can dress up any formal, elegant wedding. Described by Panone as a “quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be used alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise,” Paloma is a flexible neutral that can be used as is or be combined with both soft shaded pastels – for a quaint, romantic look or a vibrant, bold hue. Complimentary colors are Sand and white.



Pantone Sand brings neutral elegance to your wedding décor.   Whether you use it as your main color, or compliment with bolder, brighter hues, this beige tone will add a sophisticated touch to your wedding.

 And, rounding out at Number 10 is Hemlock,  described by Pantone as a summery, ornamental green, that provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons.”  Hemlock. It’s similar to mint, and goes with almost anything! It can be beautiuflly paired with Radiant Orchid and for more depth and  could also be  added to  Pantone’s Violet Tulip or even the soft grey of Paloma.

 Wedding Paper Divas Invitations and Accessories as seen on this blog can be purchased through my link under Services. Please take a look at all the color ideas that are available for your stationary needs.

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239

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