Updated: Aug 21
If you're a stylish couple who is looking to incorporate the season’s top trends into your wedding, then prepare to be inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year as inspiration - and this year we were blessed with two: Ultimate Grey” and “Illuminating Yellow.” The choice of these colors reflects back on what the world endured in 2020 and the hope for a brighter future.
Pantone described the selection as a "marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. "Ultimate Grey" represents a "stable foundation," while the "Illuminating Yellow" is like our light at the end of the tunnel or sunshine on a cloudy day. Together the two colors show the world's resiliency as we head into 2021.
Pantone described the selection as a "marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.
Perfect for bold brides who want to venture outside the realms of classic blush and ivory, these complementing hues are both lively, original, and can be used in nearly any season. For couples looking to incorporating these shades into their weddings, we’ve gathered 6 unique ways you can incorporate these colors into your wedding design in 2021:
Wedding Welcome Sign
Incorporate the bright and cheerful “Illuminating Yellow” color from the moment your guests enter your wedding venue by incorporating it into your welcome signage. A wedding welcome sign in a yellow ombre hue ensures that your guests won't miss the message and sets the tone for a vibrant spring grey tone or summer celebration.
Wedding Invitations & Programs
Add a dose of color to your wedding invitations and programs with whimsical calligraphy in metallic or matte “Ultimate Grey” tones. Using the Pantone Color of the Year “Illuminating Yellow” on envelope liners and accent details is a great way to include the shade if you don’t want to go too heavy on the yellow.
Bridal Bouquet & Groom Boutonniere
How gorgeous would a bouquet dripping in yellow hues be? A bouquet featuring yellow and white gerbera and roses is perfect for a summer bride who wants to add a pop of color as she walks down the aisle. Then, give the same pop of color to your groom’s suit with Pantone's 2021 Color of the Year incorporated into his boutonniere.
Floral Arch or Chuppah
Make a statement at your wedding ceremony by saying “I do” in front of a floral backdrop. You can string flowers in varying shades of yellow, grey, and white from a chuppah for an unexpected pop of color at their ceremony. Or, go all out with a floral-covered altar and aisle to act as a focal point for your vows. A gorgeous floral arch will not only get your guests talking, but will also be perfect for photos!
Bridesmaid dresses are the perfect way to emphasize your wedding’s color palette, making them a great place to use the 2021 Pantone Colors of the Year. Try “Ultimate Grey” and “Illuminating Yellow” bridesmaid dresses for a spring or summer celebration that provides a pop of fun. Bonus: these colors are both extremely flattering!
Who says your wedding cake needs to be white? The options for “Ultimate Grey” and “Illuminating Yellow” cakes are vast - add a dash of watercolor or dress it up with sequins or glitter. Choose a zesty lemon flavor to match your bold color choices!
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