Design in Technicolor
All white is always classic, but when it comes to color, gone are the days of blush weddings and basic color palettes. Expect the new year to bring about fresh pops of color. New palettes, print mixing, and statement hues that weddings haven’t seen before. After all, we’ve been sitting around at home in our neutrals for most of 2021.
Super bold, vibrant color with decor that is fantastical and worthy of the parties you dreamt of during endless evenings cooking at home.
The key to this idea is that your entertaining ethos should still feel like home—while daring to be different. Bold doses of color are inherently decadent; after all, creating a world you and your guests enjoy for one night only is the epitome of over-the-top. Use your favorite hues in unexpected places.
keeping in mind stylistic wow factors like dramatic displays of candlelight and centerpieces that surprise and delight. Bring your bold takes on color into layers on the table, including the linens, glassware, and china. Each event we attend in the coming year should inspire joy, smiles, and vibrancy at every turn—after a year inside, we deserve it.
Wedding Color pallet notes for 2021
Your color palette is essential to your wedding design. It’s something that most couples don’t put much thought into. The first place they go is Pinterest to look for ideas.
If you are hanging out on Pinterest on the regular and trying to find some new inspiration you might be waiting around for a while. It’s actually that bad. With 2020 being the year of small weddings which were thrown together rather quickly without design focus, you are not going to find a ton of fresh ideas out there. It’s a repeat of everything we saw in years past.
You also might continue to see the same old color palettes for a while. The reason for this is the smaller weddings this year were not focused on design.
They were focused on intimacy and just getting legally married. You might have to wait until 2022 or 2023 to see photos of some fresh wedding inspiration and color palettes.
Is this resonating with you and are you tired of seeing the same old color palettes? Don’t worry, I’m here to help you break free from the same old thing.
How to choose a color pallet for a wedding
Start with your favorite colors
When choosing your color palette, start with your favorite color or colors. You can build off of that and come up with something unique to you. It’s always best to go with a color you love then try to use a color you have never felt excited about. You want to be excited by your colors and have fun designing. Don’t choose a color just for the sake of choosing one. You will regret it. Trust me.
Choose 4-5 colors
You want to have a little variety in your color palette. For example, if you select just blush and white, you are limiting your creativity. Having other colors will draw the idea to different areas verse feeling very bland. You can expand your color palette to include white, blush, ivory, gray, and silver to make it a little more interesting.
This might look something like flowers are blush and white, plates are white, charger plates are soft gray, the napkin is ivory, and your flatware is gold. Your table cloths can be a different color, maybe a darker shade of gray or shade of ivory to match the napkin. Experiment and see what you’re drawn to.