Well it’s official, the reps at Pantone have spoken and in an unprecedented move have forecast not one but two distinct colours for spring/summer 2016! So, what colours will we be wearing, driving and painting our kitchen in 2016? They are…*drumroll*… Pink and blue! Or to give them their full, Pantone-friendly names; Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Those already well immersed in the world of weddings will be more than familiar with pastel pink shades which have become the go-to colour for those planning a soft, romantic palette. Bridal designers have been sending blush wedding dresses down runways for years now and while we still can’t imagine many Irish brides opting for a candy colour wedding gown, we see it making its way into bridal wear through embellishments and accessories (who could say no to a pastel pink pair of Badgley Mischka shoes, in fairness?). Rose Quartz is ideal for weddings, Pantone’s other choice however – the light blue Serenity – is a little more unusual to see in spring/summer weddings and actually can have a tendency to look cold if not done right. Think fresh, dreamy, and relaxed – mix it with some peach for a beach feel, or pair it with Rose Quartz for a bold and bright palette. The trick is to use light fabrics such as chiffon in bridesmaids’ dresses and go with off white and ivory shades to keep it feeling warm.
Image credits: Wedding cake by Megan Kaminski, photo via Veil Daily | Blue wedding dress by Alexander Grecco, photo by Luna de Mare Photography | Ballet tutu dress by Gossamer, photo by Achetype via SMP | Elie Saab wedding dress, 2012 collection | Bridesmaids in blue Jenny Yoo dresses via oncewed | Blue and white bouquet photo by Tracy Enoch Photography
Image credits: Wedding table decor photo by Mary Dougherty Photography via SMP | Pink wedding cake photo by Dasha Caffrey via snippetandink | Peony centrepiece photo via Pinterest | Badgley Mischka shoes photo by Swoon by Katie | Bride in blush Vera Wang dress photo by Caroline Tran Photography | Pink Football Mum bouquet photo by Simply Bloom Photography
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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.