Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, we’re in the heart (pun intended) of cuffing season! After the last 2 years of postponements and push backs, both long-term and new brides are excited to get to planning. 2022 will see many more weddings as we will be able to safely gather and celebrate love. If you’re having a wedding in the upcoming year, check out our predictions of the latest 2022 color trends.
Something Borrowed Something Blue
You already know that old saying, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”. Each piece of the rhyme brings a different type of good luck to your marriage. The color blue is a sign of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, and intelligence. If you’re looking for those traits in your marriage, look no further - well, actually keep reading, we have lots of ideas if blue just isn’t your thing too! Pale blues can be dressed up to be a formal affair (lace tablecloths, formal linens, roses) or dressed down for a casual fun-filled night (naked/wood tables, vines/multiple shades of blue flowers). These monochromatic examples show how blue can meet any vision for your wedding.
Colors: Pale Blue, Slate, Powder Blue, Baby Blue, Ice Blue
Themes: Vintage China/Chinoiserie, Elegant Barn, Coastal Chic
Imagine yourself in a picturesque desert, noticing the intricately cracked earth and dry foliage that thrives living there. Now, add an oasis of beautiful tablescapes, flowers and a happy couple and you’ve found yourself in this next color palette. Made up of some of the most beautiful colors found in nature, the warm neutrals, including terra cotta, rust, mustard, and brick, can transport your wedding guests to a beautiful oasis that isn’t a mirage.
Colors: Terra Cotta, Rust, Mustard, Brick, Blush, Nudes
Themes: Boho Desert, 70’s Hippie, Blush & Nude Minimalist
Opulent Jewels & Metallics
2020 & 2021 were… dramatic, to say the least, but these colors bring the best kind of drama with bold jewel tones paired with bright metallic accents. In the past, dramatic jewel colors have trended towards being “muted”, “moody” or “dusty”, but not anymore. Let these opulent colors shine bright and evoke a feeling of exotic destinations like Morocco, Dubai or Mexico. Maybe get inspired by India or Sri Lanka too, where peacocks are native. Use lots of luxe textured fabric draping and ornate metallic-brushed tablescapes to decorate your venue and you’ll have your guests looking for their passports.
Colors: Sapphire, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Gold Leaf, Copper, Bronze
Themes: Exotic Birds, Exotic Destinations (Mexico, Morocco, Dubai, India), All Metallic
No, this color palette isn’t referencing 50 Shades of Grey - save that for your bachelorette party. This palette subtly whispers sophistication & elegance with a (literally) toned down set of hues. Black and white might sound basic, but by strategically adding comforting textures, sleek typography and stark contrast, you’ll have yourself one of the most luxurious and unique weddings of all your friends.
Colors: Ultra Black, Pure White, Cream, Grey, Graphite, Charcoal
Themes: Sophisticated Black & White, All Grey Everything, Typography-Inspired
Tropical Citrus Tones
If you like piña coladas... you’ll love these colors! Think fun island vibes but with a bright citrus twist. It might sound too obvious, but start with the literal citrus colors like Lime Green, Lemon Yellow, Pink Grapefruit and if you’re looking to really pump up the volume, think of a bird of paradise and add in bright blues or reds. Allow your guests to sit back, relax and order a strawberry margarita from your open bar.
Colors: Lime, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Tangerine, Aquamarine
Themes: Citrus, Tropical Destinations, Backyard Bash
If you’ve fallen in love with one (or all) of these color palettes, let us know and we will create perfect, completely custom, luxury Save the Dates, Invitation Suites, Place Cards, Table Numbers, Thank You Notes and everything in between. We also offer decor, theme and all aesthetic consultation if you want us to help bring these - or any of your own - ideas to life throughout your event. Check out Pop Event Design at popeventdesign.com to see some of our work (many of which feature these color palettes already!)
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