Colour choices can be every bride’s nightmare. She wants something that fits the season and flatters her bridesmaids, yet she doesn’t want anything that will leave her groom feeling silly. The good news is that there are enough colour choices to satisfy just about anyone. Spring 2016 is no exception.
An early look at the magazines and catalogues suggest an interesting trend this spring. Pastels are back, but not in the same nauseating sense we endured in the 1980s. Rather, the fashion geniuses who create annual colour schemes have combined the bright colours of the 1970s with the pastel tones of the ’80s to give us some truly unique choices for the upcoming season. Below is just a sampling of what you can expect to see over the next several months.
It has taken a long time for men to come to the conclusion that they can wear pink and still be manly. Now that the battle has been won, it is not uncommon for the groomsmen to be wearing pink ties or vests to complement the pink dresses of the bridesmaids. This year, however, pink is taking a more cautious approach with beautiful peach undertones.
A more peachy looking pink is in vogue this year for spring weddings. The less intense colour is kinder to bridesmaids while also not being as dominant and overpowering in a tuxedo. It also works well with flower arrangements because of the many colours that can be used with it.
One of the hottest trends for 2016 will be coffee colours. For those among us who don’t drink coffee, these are the light browns and sandy tans that, during the autumn months, would be considered accent colours. For spring 2016, they can be primary colours as well. Whether you choose something like a cream latte or iced coffee, the beauty of these shades is further enhanced by throwing in a splash of bright yellow or a hint of rose.
As long as we are talking yellow, this is one colour that is the exception to the rule for 2016. Yellows this year are as bright as they have ever been for wedding parties – and rightfully so. Pastel yellows were ugly in the 1980s; they are still ugly today. If you are going to go yellow, bright is definitely beautiful. Yellow carnations and ties for the men and straight yellow or yellow and white dresses for women always go over well. It’s never hard to find yellow flowers, either.
If you are the kind of bride who wants to think completely outside of the box, 2016 may be the year of multiple colour choices rather than simply sticking with one or two. For example, consider an off-white or cream coloured dress with a multi-coloured floral, butterfly, or other similar motif for your bridesmaids. Each of the men could choose one colour from the dress to accent with his tie and vest.
The key to making this work is to choose subtler colours rather than something so bold and brash that overshadows what the bride and groom are wearing. If you can pull it off, working with multiple colours is a great way to make the most of the spring season.
Engage Diamond Studio is looking forward to a wonderful 2016 wedding season. Already, our Toronto gallery is brimming with excitement as more brides and grooms are visiting in anticipation of their nuptials. We would love to work with you to create your beautiful custom engagement ring and wedding bands.