Current Color Crushes

I've gotta say, I'm really feeling the wave of trends that's bringing color back to the forefront of event design these days. Though I'm not really one to care too much about trends in the sense that I never want any of our clients to feel tethered to them, I do keep a close eye on what's happening in the industry. The wedding and social event industry are continually influenced by the fashion industry, as well as home decor, and if you watch closely, it's easy to see that trickle down effect across the board. 

No longer just for lovers of all things preppy, southern and classic - this palette of deep rose, blush, midnight blue, dark grey, and dove is something that works beautifully for weddings with organic, romantic style. 

Next up, give me all the greens. It's no surprise that Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, has us all craving natural greenery in wedding design. Truth be told, Pantone wasn't setting a trend in announcing that pick... I believe they were responding to one instead. We've been using foliage in weddings for quite some time now and I don't just mean leaves used as "filler" with floral arrangements. I mean the foliage has been the star. 

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Ally & Bobby Photography

Dark and light olive greens, with celadon and sage hues are timeless. Whether you want to take the Greenery idea in a literal direction with natural foliage, or just stick with textiles and other details - it's hard to go wrong. 

Lastly, let's talk about purple. I've had a love/hate relationship with this color for years. I love it for it's boldness, I've hated it for nothing more than, well... it's overuse. From approximately 2009-2012, it seemed that purple was everywhere in weddings. Ad nauseam. Though one could say the same of blush pink, purple just tends to elicit a different emotional response in people. With purple, you've got to be realistic about the fact that some people love it and others just don't. A few years after the purple onslaught, I'm starting to feel better about welcoming lilac, lavender, and lapis back into the mix. The key this time around, is to blend with other colors and that's why I love this idea, especially as a non-traditional option for fall! 

When I look at that collection of colors, I immediately think of grapes, blueberries, figs, and a bounty of cozy autumn textures like wool sweaters and scarves. Perhaps I'm letting my imagination run wild, but then... isn't that the whole point?