Tuesday, January 26, 2010

And the color of the year is...

TURQUOISE! That's right, Pantone recently announced that turquoise (15-5519) is the 2010 Color of the Year! I love turquoise....almost as much as I love chocolate! Same comforting effect. Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape, while restoring a sense of wellbeing. Why wouldn't you love turquoise with all those great qualities.

You could use turquoise as your wedding colors whether you are having a beach/destination wedding or an outdoor/garden wedding. With both warm and cool undertones, turquoise pairs great with other colors in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, it compliments reds and pinks and creates a classic maritime look with deep blues. It can also liven up some shades of green and is especially trendsetting with yellow-greens.

When deciding your wedding colors you should always take into account the colors of your wedding location. Take into account the flooring and the walls. You don't want to clash with your ceremony and reception surroundings. Visit a local fabric store or hardware store and collect paint swatches. This will help you get a specific idea of the hue you need. Take the swatches with you when you visit venues.

Here is an incredible tool to make it even easier to pick out the hues and tones for your wedding. Have you found some images online that you love? Save them to your computer then visit this website, Big Huge Labs Color Palette Generator. Just upload the image and click CREATE. There you have it....all the different colors from the photo are generated for you into a color palette. Pick two to five colors and go with them. I hope you have fun generating your perfect wedding colors.

Happy Planning!

1 comment:

Deanna said...

Absolutely beautiful! Those chairs are great against the sand. I just posted my turquoise yesterday.