Garden Wedding Inspiration: Pantone Colors of the Year 2016

Pantone color experts made an unprecedented move this year when they named two colors of the year. The honor was given to Rose Quartz and Serenity. These two pastels actually play really well together and mixed look like the most dazzling sunset. The good news is that the year has just started and there is still plenty of time to plan and organize a perfect Pantone-colored wedding this year. Here are some of our ideas for incorporating Rose Quartz and Serenity into your garden wedding.

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Wedding Day Vibe

Interestingly, but the stress is not on the pure visual effect of these two hues. Pantone explains that the choice was made due to world’s recognized “yearning for reassurance and security”. The crowned pair “demonstrates an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” This is exactly what Pantone was going for, and what better sentiment there is for a happy couple’s big day. The feelings of relaxation and tranquility are all you need on that day. Imagine a wedding painted in gentle tones of soft pink and airy shade of muted periwinkle blue. So romantic and on-trend at the same time.

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Bridal Attire

What do Kaley Cuoco, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, and Portia De Rossi have in common? They all said ‘I do’ in pink. Why not break up with the tradition and walk down the aisle as a celebrity. We have seen pink wedding dresses on the runways this year too. Or choose a sky blue frock and you have solved your something-blue problem. Either of these shades would go well with a grey tux, or a navy blue suit, so your man can also wear them on his tie or pocket square. Rose quartz and serenity will connect you, just like Pantone claims.

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Bridal Party

Your bridesmaids will love you for opting for either of the hues. Pair them with a light airy fabric to get the best out of them. Blush pink is so flattering on anyone, regardless of the skin tone. Take on the newest trend – mismatched bridesmaids, and dress your girls in the same two-piece attires but with different skirt colours. Just imagine: bridesmaids in light pink on one side and groomsmen in powder blue on the other, or vice versa (real men do wear pink). It would be perfect for a winter wedding.

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Makeup and Accessories

OK, maybe blue eye-shadow would be too much, unless you are planning an 80s-themed wedding. But a rosy blush or a pink lipstick would hit the spot. If your wedding dress is white, incorporate serenity into the outfit with blue shoes, earrings, bracelet, or garter.

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Paper Goods

Look for invitations with floral or water design. Place cards are also an easy and affordable way to incorporate these colors into your reception. And so are menus.

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Pink flowers are much easier to come by, but you can still find blue ones. Peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas, and roses are a classic wedding choice, plus they come in both shades. Blush pink peonies make such a romantic bouquet. If your wedding is more in the boho style, add just a hint of pink or blue to a white bouquet, with a lot of greenery involved too. Centrepieces can also be mostly pink with a hint of serenity. Or incorporate serenity with non-floral elements. When it comes to furniture that you will be using on your wedding day, you do not have to replace all your outdoor furniture. Just wrap the chairs in blue ribbons. Or, if you are really edgy, find pink and blue chairs and mix them up.

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What do you say to a pink and blue wedding cake? We say ‘yummy’. It already looks sweet. Other treats can also bring the colors of the year to your menu. Think macaroons. Serve the sweets with a blue signature drink.

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Good lighting creates a good mood. Use intelligent lighting system to switch between blue and pink lights through the course of the night. Consider blue-washed walls for the wedding dance, then switch to a more exciting pink as the party progresses.

The possibilities are aplenty and we just love how these two colors look on wedding photos. How about you?


Author’s Bio: Lana Hawkins is a crafty girl and an architecture student from Sydney, Australia. She loves to write about garden and interior décor. Lana enjoys in seeking trends in architecture and design and turn them into beautiful stories. Follow her here: