Every season, the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report based on colors used the catwalk as a key indicator of what we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design. During the last NY Fashion Week, Pantone highlighted top 12 colors for men’s and women’s fashion. Check out the Pantone Spring Colors 2018 and find out how to use them on weddings.
According to Pantone, the desire for colorful self-expression is a key for 2018. The Pantone Spring Colors 2018 enhances a feeling of optimism and confidence. Here are the colors:
Meadowlark and Cherry Tomato are both bold and lively, exuding heat, joy, and energy. The Little Boy Blue gives the sense of expansiveness and continuity, while Chil Oil is an earthy brown based red that adds definition to the palette.
Pink Lavender and Blooming Dahlia are both romantic colors, perfect for using on weddings. Arcadia is a cooler, cleaner take on green, with a retro touch. The Ultra Violet conveys originality and ingenuity.
The spring palette has also a rich chocolate infused brown, called Emperador. The Almost Mauve is a gentle and delicate tone, while Lime Punch is a sharp and pungent citrus color. Spring Crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade.
Pantone has also a classic color palette since classic shades play a critical role in any wardrobe. It includes a navy Sailor Blue, a mid-tone dove gray called Harbor Mist, a comforting neutral shade and a classic mainstay of a white.
Wedding planner: Jeanette Skelton | Photo: Khun Nindka
For the wedding planner Joyce Mnguni, brides should not be shy to use these bold colors. “Again most of the Pantone go very well with gold or white. So this will make it easier to choose. Some of the Pantone are better off used for the winter weddings and wouldn’t be fitting for a beach wedding”, she explains.
The wedding planner Jeanette Skelton believes that the bold colors can be used as more statement pieces such as table runners, candles, charger plates, menu, signage or even the cake color. “When using bold colors like these it’s important not to overuse them, just keep it subtle”, she suggests.
Wedding planner: Joyce Mnguni | Photo: Cancun Studios
Looking forward to using the Pantone Spring Colors 2018 for bridesmaids? Jeanette gives the hint: “When wearing colors such as Blooming Dahlia, Pink Lavender, Almost Mauve or even Spring Crous it is possible to use the monochrome makeup look using these colors. Monochrome makeup is a fashionable and stylish makeup trend recently seen in the most recent fashion week”.
Joyce says that most of these colors a fun and daring to use. “I would only exclude the Lime Punch, I feel that this one, in particular, would not be fitting for everyone”, she says. Jeanette agrees that some bold colors might be a little difficult to use: “It is much easier to match the classic pallet and it takes a bold personality to wear the lively colors. Perhaps not a wedding to start experimenting!! It’s also important the bridesmaids don’t outshine the bride!”.
If you are already dreaming about these colors, it is possible to find some flowers to use them. “Being Thailand based, we get an array of tropical flowers. Orchids have a big range of colors, for example, Wanda, Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Dancing ladies, to name a few, are all gorgeous orchids with amazing bold colors. Tropical flowers such as heliconias, frangipanis, birds of paradise and lotus flowers are other options all displaying an array of magnificent colors”, says Jeanette.
Wedding planner: Jeanette Skelton | Photo: Diktat Photography
According to Joyce, Coconut Milk, Blooming Dahlia, and Arcadia (from dusty millers and palm leaves) might be the best colors for flowers.