Color Coded

The hottest hues for 2014 weddings are bold and bright

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With Pantone and Sherwin Williams announcing shades of purple as their colors of the year for 2014, Carla Eustache of Style Perfect Weddings and Events thinks the rich color will lead the color trends for this year. “I think we’ll see a mix of both bold and soft color palettes,” she says. “Purple will continue to be a popular wedding color, but we’ll see more of the bright purple and pink hues and grayish purple. Cobalt blue is also starting to see a surge in popularity, and Pantone has listed dazzling blue as one of its 2014 spring colors.” 

“I think we are going to see a lot more color saturation than in years past,” explains Ashley Culicchia Cash of The Graceful Host. “Shades of blue will be the dominant color and a driving force for 2014 weddings. With this blue base, I think we’ll see brides add on brighter hues that fit their wedding personality and party style. My pick for the most sought-after color palette for 2014 is dusty blue, hemlock green, and freesia yellow. [It] is romantic and soft, yet approachable and fun.” 


Though neutral tones—blushes, creams, whites—paired with metallics will remain a huge color trend in 2014, says Ivy Robinson of Ivy Robinson Events, apricot will be one of the biggest colors for weddings this year. “It’s somewhat similar to the neutral tones we’re still seeing, but apricot adds a bit more depth to an otherwise completely neutral color palette,” says Robinson. 

“Brides are becoming more bold and educated [when it comes to color],” says Aisha Thomas of Aisha Thomas Events, who sees emerald becoming one of the biggest wedding hues of 2014. “It is a classic color that can be paired with oranges, yellows, and blues for a light and cool palette,” she says. “Or pair it with deep hues of purples and pinks for a romantic feel.”

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