What have been the most popular wedding colors in the last few years?

The most popular wedding colors in the last few years have included shades of blush pink, champagne, navy blue, gray, burgundy, and dusty blue. Many couples have also incorporated metallics into their wedding palettes, such as gold, rose gold, and silver. Shades of purple have also been popular, ranging from lavender to deep plum. Additionally, muted greens, such as sage and olive, have been popular choices.

Should my wedding colors be traditional?

The traditional colors are common for a reason: they look great and they photograph well! Sometimes, engaged couples decide that they want to go with a more modern wedding style with a trendier color palette.

You also don't have to fully commit to using a trendy color for everything in your wedding. For example, while your bridesmaid dresses and the ties for the men might be more traditional, you could easily use a trending color as an accent, perhaps on the napkins or other coordinating elements. It might be overpowering to use it for linens, with tend to be more neutral.

What is Pantone's 2023 color of the year?

Pantone's Color of the Year is a special selection that Pantone, a renowned authority on color, chooses each year to reflect the current cultural climate. The chosen color is meant to be a representation of the mood of the year and often reflects the current trends in fashion and interior design.

Viva Magenta

The color for 2023 is called Viva Magenta. This bold pink-ish red would make an excellent accent color to add to your wedding color palette, but if you want to go all-in on a bold color choice, consider using it for dresses for your bridesmaids or ties and handkerchiefs for the men. It may even be possible for your florist to work this color into your floral arrangements.

In Pantone's own words, Viva Magenta (officially Pantone 18-1750) is a color that vibrates with vim and vigor, and is expressive of strength, bravery, and being fearless. It promotes joy and optimistic celebration. This sounds perfect for a wedding!

Fabric Color Swatch of Pink Color, specifically Viva Magenta

What is the color magenta?

Magenta is a bright, purplish-pink color that is a combination of red and blue. It is sometimes referred to as fuchsia and is a common color used in branding and design. Magenta is often used to express strong emotions and feelings of love, passion, and romance. It is also a popular color in fashion, with many clothing items, accessories, and home decor items available in the color. The color magenta is also associated with creativity, joy, and imagination.

What colors traditionally coordinate well with magenta?

When it comes to colors that coordinate well with magenta, there are several options. Shades of pink, purple, blue, and green are all great options for accenting magenta. Bright yellows and oranges can also be used to provide a bold contrast to magenta in some contexts, but I likely wouldn't suggest those for weddings.

Neutrals like white, black, grey, and brown can also be used to provide a grounding effect to any magenta-focused color palette. Because magenta can be such a strong color, neutrals (or a navy) would be your best choices to pair it for a wedding color scheme.

Additionally, metallic colors like gold, silver, bronze, and copper can be used to add a touch of glamour.

If you are having a outdoor wedding with lots of greens, Viva Magenta or similar colors will really pop against the background. Those kinds of contrasts are important to pay attention to when choosing your wedding colors.

Who is the Pantone color company?

Pantone is a world-renowned color company that is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS). Founded in 1956, Pantone is the global authority on color and provides a variety of color-related products and services, including the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone Graphics, and Pantone Products.

The company is also responsible for the annual selection of the Pantone Color of the Year and the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Reports. The company is also recognized for its trend forecasting, as they are a source of color inspiration and guidance for fashion designers, interior designers, and other professionals who use color to express their creativity.

Pantone also produces many color guides and books which are available to the public, helping to provoke creativity and bring color to everyday life. The company's products and services are used by many industries, including graphic design, fashion, home décor, and industrial design.

Ask Your Wedding Photographer About Your Wedding Theme

A professional wedding photographer should be able to give you advice on what colors go well together. While we don't usually get involved in picking your wedding colors, if you are undecided and want some advice, be sure to ask!