2012 Spring Wedding Colors

With the spring wedding season upon us,  I wanted to take the time to look at this years color trends for Spring 2012.

According to Pantone’s report, some of the standout shades for spring include:

Tangerine Tango – an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring.

Solar Power – a deep, but bright shade of yellow, radiates warmth and cheer.

Sodalite Blue –  a classic maritime hue, brings order and calmness to mind. Like an anchor to a ship, this dependable shade works with every color in the palette.

Cabaret –  is a sensual and intense rosy-red — an excellent choice for summer clothing and cosmetics.



Cockatoo –  a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will surely make a statement this spring.

Bellflower, a distinct ornamental purple, exudes uniqueness and creativity.

Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.

Margarita – a piquant yellow-green, lifts spirits with its refreshing and stimulating glow. Reminiscent of a blossoming garden on an early spring morning, fragrant Sweet Lilac evokes the fresh scents of summer. This delicate pinkish lilac adds a touch of romance to any wardrobe.

Driftwood – an adaptable blend of beige and gray with a slightly weathered feel.

Starfish is a perfect warm summer neutral.

For an ultra-bold vibrant wedding look this spring, try mixing Bellflower with Tangerine Tango and Cabaret.

Combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Cockatoo for a subtle alternative, or combine Margarita with Sweet Lilac and Driftwood for a more practical variation. Solar Power is best juxtaposed with Sodalite Blue. For a safer bet, add a natural neutral like Starfish to the mix.”

So, practically speaking, how can these trendy colors be incorporated into your wedding look? The sky is the limit! Invitations and save the date cards can give your guests the first clue about the featured colors for your event.

Next, visit your florist with swatches of your favorite shades. She will most likely be able to suggest the best floral interpretation of your dream palette!

Venues will be able to advise you about color options for table linens, chair sashes, table scaping and lighting. You might be surprised to learn just how many fabulous colors are really available!

Even food can be colorful! Talk to your cake designer about creating a colorful masterpiece in your selected hues. Even candy buffet artists can base their work completely on color preference!

Finally, color can (and should) be utilized in your bridal party’s fashion choices! If you cannot select just one color, create a beautiful palette by putting bridesmaids in different colored dresses! How about Tangerine Tango, Solar Power and Cabaret for a bold, citrus-y look or Cockatoo, Margarita, and Sweet Lilac for a more subdued, sophisticated look? Of course, the groomsmen’s accessories could be selected in colors to match!

Don’t be afraid to embrace unique colors and combinations when planning your wedding, it can truly allow you to create a memorable visual masterpiece!

Source for color descriptions and information on Pantone: Pantone Fashion Color Report, Spring 2012.

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