Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bridal Color Trends 2014

2014 Bridal Color Trend
When a Bride chooses her wedding colors her choice will fall under two categories, category number one, her favorite colors, category number two the latest bridal color trends.

The beauty of both categories, is that no matter what colors she may choose, it's always going to be right no matter what. 

Now you would think that because of the simplicity that both categories offer, that stress wouldn't be a factor, but for a lot of Brides that just isn't the case, the truth of the matter is what color she may choose finding matches to her colors can be just as stressful as any other wedding planning detail.

For a way to reduce bridal colors stress, please read the Quick Tip below.

But first, let me give you the latest scoop on all of the colors that you can expect to see in 2014 Bridal magazines and on designers bridal catwalks

Pantone, who just so happens to be the authority on color and who sets color standards for the design industry globally, recently revealed their 2014 color report.

Top on their list is Dazzling Blue 18-3949

Dazzling Blue dear brides, is vibrant, classy, stunning, bold and sexy.

I for one am very excited about this color, because I know that brides will be able to have a lot of fun with it, either as a statement piece or as a accent color. 

From wedding dress to bridal accessories, bridesmaid dresses, groom's formal wear, invitations, classic or luxury linens, your wedding cake, wedding invitations and more, you simply can't go wrong with this trend setting color.

The head thinkers and ultimately powers that be, put the  palette together by creating an interesting union of soft pastels and vibrancy, after which they pronounced the joining of colors as a "colorful equilibrium."

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®  said, "This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."

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I tend to agree, this palette will definitely create a lot of new looks and color combinations. Dazzling Blue, isn't the only blue before designers.  Placid Blue, a soft pastel (Seen below.) and close match to periwinkle though nearly not as exciting and in my opinion pales in comparison to the number one color steps forward and makes you sit up and pay attention, when teamed  with Dazzling Blue.

However, think back to the hot wedding bridal color periwinkle and how brides just had to have it and you'll realize that periwinkle of another name Placid, is just as hot today as it was in 2010.

Color Combo 71

Color Scheme with #000066 #FFFFCC #CCCCFF #9900662014 Placid Blue


Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid another vibrant color on the color palette, has my attention too it's a fun color, pop and a definite statement color.

To demonstrate what I mean, think crisp white linens, dazzle it with Dazzling Blue or Radiant Orchid and suddenly you have a classic look with a stunning pop of color, totally beautiful.

Quick Tip

When trying to find 2014 colors or any color for that matter don't focus on the name, because though a lot of company's might not have the name match they will more times than not have the exact color match.

Take the Dazzle, as I like to call it, it is basically a twist on Colbat  and some might even say electric or neon blues, so if you looking at color swatches and don't come across it, take a closer look at those swatches and you might be surprised at how easy it is to get your Dazzling Blue match, though named a different color.

Take a look at Hydrangea and Royal Lamour linens, to discover a close match to the Dazzle by visiting my site at  Angelique's Consulting, Wedding & Event Planner

The report reveals that, though there are 13 colors on the color palette, guys and gals jointly share 7 of the colors, which include, (1) Placid Blue, (2) Paloma, (3) Cayenne, (4) Celosia Orange and the number one color (5) Dazzling Blue.

 (I've intentionally excluded 2  colors as a brain teaser,
 just to see if you can guess which 2 colors make up the 7 colors.)

To make this brain teaser even juicer i will tell you that  Pantone, separated the remaining 6 colors by making 3 exclusive for the guys and 3 exclusive for the gals. So see if you can guess what colors they have for the guys and what colors they have for the gals by taking a look at the chart to determine which 2 colors will make up the 7.

Okay, let me clue you in, if you thought that Sand would be exclusive to the guys and Freesia for the gals, your wrong,  Sand and Freesia have no place in gender exclusivity, Pantone decided to make Sand and Freesia part of the 7 shared colors. 

The guys get exclusivity to the following colors, Comfrey, Magenta Purple and Purple Haze and the gals get exclusivity to Radiant Orchid, Violet Tulip and Hemlock.

Yes guys will be wearing Freesia, yellow in 2014. So, your groom in a yellow suit will be totally trendy! Amazed? don't be, designers like John Galliano, are loving it as you can see from his Spring/Summer 2014 collection, I've got to admit that I am loving it too, it's vibrant, fresh and exciting to see a guy in Freesia, and for those that don't care about being politically predictable, Freesia/yellow works.

Does that mean  that alarms will go off if you want what you want even if it wanting traditional, or you decide to color your wedding in Comfrey when it's considered to be a masculine color for 2014 ? Not at all, hey color works, if you work it.
So, don't be afraid to do you thing.

1 comment:

caribbeanbrides said...

Great news, I also like the color blue in light hues. Thanks for the info

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