At last! The forecast for 2010 wedding trends is in and we have the inside info.
Pantone LLC, a leading authority in color innovation, announced their forecast for not only 2010 spring color trends but they have also selected their pick for color of the year. What did they decide?
Turquoise, an inviting shade of blue-green, was announce as the pick for 2010's color of the year. "Turquoise makes a statement that can look elegant and dressy in fine silk and gemstones, or casual and fun in cotton and athletic apparel..." says Pantone.
2010 will also be a year for bright and muted tones ranging from colors like hot pink to earthy greens. Pantone's color picks at a glance:
We love the idea of taking bolder colors and accenting them with softer hues. Pantone's Aurora mixed with muted grey would make a great pairing. Dare to be bold with a combination like turquoise paired with bright red. Pantone's Fusion Coral mixed with either red or hot pink would also create a unique and gorgeous color combo.
Bold or Vintage? Why not both...
Vintage weddings will continue to hold a place in 2010. There will be some changes to this trend as brides opt to put their own spin on retro styles. Trends that you can expect to see are retro cuts to bridesmaids dresses but in bolder color choices. Look for bright reds, blues, and yellows with vintage cuts like sweetheart necklines, high necks, and fit-n-flair dresses. Short wedding dresses are always a vintage choice for the bold bride and are rising in popularity. Birdcage veils and retro accessories will continue to be popular. Think sequin brooches, pearls, and lace. Dress by The Dessy Group. Style 2780 in Marigold. dessy.com
Other trends in 2010 that we will see are longer engagements, backyard weddings, and personalized mementos. Longer engagements and at-home weddings are helping couples curb costs. But many couples still want to splurge to give their guests something to remember their special day with. Personalized favors that will be seen are monogrammed cocktail napkins, customized favor packaging, homemade favors like flower seeds, chocolates from local shops, and gifts that really showcase the bride and grooms personalities. Happy Planning!