Choosing a color scheme is an important step in planning a wedding: The right wedding colors can enhance a theme or set the tone of your entire event. While many weddings were once restricted primarily to a few pastel shades, today’s weddings can incorporate a much broader array of shades, from neutrals to jewel tones to glistening metallics. Here are the shades wedding planners have identified as the most popular for 2014:
Orchid: Radiant orchid is Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2014, and it’s appearing in fashions for spring, summer and fall. Shades of orchid are ideal for nearly any type of wedding, from country casual to sophisticated contemporary themes.
Navy blue: Deep, rich shades of navy and equally popular royal blue work well with brights, pastels or neutrals, and that’s one of the reasons brides love these colors. They also provide a clean, crisp look that looks great when incorporated into table décor.
Pink: A perennial favorite with brides, this year’s pink weddings look beyond “baby girl pink” to antiqued shades, roses and even apricots. Pair with aqua, pale green or metallic for a fresh twist.
Neutrals: Neutrals have been popular for the past several years, thanks to the added popularity of rustic-themed weddings. But brides are learning that neutrals can also be an ideal choice for more subdued, formal affairs as well.
When adding pops of color to your wedding, don’t restrict yourself to flowers and bridal party attire: Look for other ways to incorporate your hue in linens, chair bows, favors and even your wedding cake. At the Renaissance, all inclusive wedding packages include the services of a wedding designer, who can help you dream up lots of creative wedding decoration ideas that will allow you to design a celebration that’s uniquely yours.