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For over 50 years, the Pantone Color Institute has been studying color trends in many industries from fashion to interior design. Every year since 2000, it chooses a 'Pantone Color of the Year'. After that, you will see it everywhere from shop windows to brand advertisements and even in event decorations!
In 2021, they chose two colors: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (a bright and positive shade of yellow). Gray stands for safety and stamina, while yellow stands for hope and energy. Pantone experts also regularly identify the key colors of each season, and there are many lovely and bright shades in the Spring/Summer 2021 palette. We show you how to incorporate them into your wedding decorations.
Illuminating is a bright and sunny shade that is easy to blend into a wedding aesthetic if you like Italian décor motifs. Juicy lemons combined with rich greens immediately come to mind as inspiration.
Some will think of rainy weather and a cloud-filled sky when they think of gray. We suggest a different perspective — remember that this is also a shade of the sun-warmed stones on the beach and inspiring cliffs. Gray is associated with feelings of calm and serenity, as well as the silent beauty of Scandinavian nature. Ultimate Gray is perfect for those who dream of a minimalistic wedding with simple, understated décor.
Royal blue, which was the color of 2020, could be found in a lot of weddings last year. In the upcoming season, you'll see an almost identical shade — French blue. Blue can often be found in wedding decor alongside white and gray. But beware, it can be tricky to use it in a more complex color combination. Look at this project by the studio Floral style, where the deep blue of the installation and candles coexist with various shades of terracotta and crimson in the accompanying floristry.
Pink, purple and beige
These colors are considered wedding classics. So you won't be surprised to see something similar on the list of the most trendy colors of the Spring/Summer 2021 season — which includes Amethyst Orchid and Raspberry Sorbet.
If you are more into natural and calming shades, notice that these bright colors look nice with beige and white — like in this decor by Lid’s Eventhouse. There are also basic colors on the Pantone palette — sandy Desert Mist and greeny Willow. Add dried flowers to make any room look like a spring field.