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Pantone (the color experts) just released their fashion colors for Spring 2012--and I love them! You can check out more info about the colors on their website, and also note there is an entirely different color palette for men (which I also posted below). I am glad to see that many of my clients' color pale... read more

Pantone (the color experts) just released their fashion colors for Spring 2012–and I love them! You can check out more info about the colors on their website, and also note there is an entirely different color palette for men (which I also posted below). I am glad to see that many of my clients’ color palettes will totally fall in line with these tones!

Women’s Spring 2012 hot colors:

2012 wedding colors

Men’s Spring 2012 hot colors:

2012 men's wedding colors

The full Spring 2012 Color List:

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And the 2012 Color of the Year is TANGERINE TANGO…!

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I think my personal favorite colors are Tradewinds, Vintage Khaki, Driftwood and Sweet Lilac. I love neutrals and soft feminine shades for weddings. I would love to see more neutral-colored bridesmaids dresses with color pops achieved in the jewelry, shoes & bouquets. I also love darker neutrals for linens. Tradewinds, Driftwood, and Vintage Khaki would all make for perfect linen colors that would be a great base for a beautiful tablescape using some of these other hues.

I am also really into air plants and succulents right now, and think Grass Green and Margarita exemplify some of the tones you find in the plants. I noticed a lot of BLUES in this palette but suggest using only one blue at a time. The blue should be paired with a color that compliments it well–and not another non-nature color. Doing a “Cockatoo” and silver wedding is going to leave you very few choices for flowers–basically nothing comes in the Cockatoo color and only some foliages come in shades of gray that could represent silver. You’d be stuck with all-white flowers or would have to bring in some other color if you wanted more color in the flowers. I have had a few brides try to mix shades of blue and from a floral-standpoint, that is hard to do as there are only about 7 flowers that come in blue, and most brides only like 3 of the 7 blooms!

If you are set on using a blue shade, here are some color combos that would work great from this list:

Hawaiian Ocean + Tangerine Tango & Solar Power
Dazzling Blue + Driftwood, Starfish & an ivory tone
Sodalite Blue + Cabaret
Cockatoo + Sweet Lilac & Bellflower

My advice: pick at least one color that you’ve seen in nature (and I don’t mean sky blue) if you want to ensure you will have a bountiful assortment of wedding flowers.

So were you color-trendy without even knowing it?! Are you using any of these colors in your Spring 2012 wedding?

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