I always look forward to the seasonal Pantone color report, whatever walk of life you’re in or whatever you’re planning, from home decoration, a new outfit or a wedding; Pantone and color forecasting can ultimately determine the finished design.
Right now Pantone offer an insight into designer’s workspaces and minds to give you more background and focus on the color palette at hand. So brides make sure you take some time to have a quick browse over their full report. But for brides on the go, stay put and we’ll give you the lowdown on this coming autumn/ fall palette and everything you need to know for styling a fall wedding.
An Evolving Color Landscape
“This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.”
An earthy olive green shade that is perfect for autumn outdoor woodland wedding venues. This natural green shade will help complete any rustic theme. We love the pairing of Dried Herb with Cashmere Rose or Desert Sage.
photo by Lane Dittoe fine art wedding photography via SMP | Stone Crandall Photography via Bridal Musings | Megan Pomeroy Photography via SMP
A cool and soothing greenish gray, great all on it’s own or perfect with seasonal white blooms. It’s a favorite shade this year for bridesmaids and invitation designers will be seeing a lot of this color for simple typography styles and geometric prints.
photo by Heidi Ryder via SMP | Wedding Chicks | Karyn Louise Photography via SMP
A cool blue gray shade that is strong and will make such a powerful and diverse statement. You could be daring and plant this color alone or alternatively dilute it with Cashmere Rose and Amethyst Orchid or Cadmium Orange and Biscay Bay.
photo by This Modern Romance via Ruffle Blog | Michelle March Photography via SMP | Spencer Combs via SMP
A mellow, comforting and warming shade that offers positive vibes, therefore a wise choice for any wedding right? We love bouquets in this hopeful color and also small pockets of sunshine, so the groomsmen’s ties and socks would work well in this color.
photo by Mandy Paige Photography via Fab You Bliss | Ruffled Blog | Camille Styles
Interesting on its own and a wonderful contrast for other hues, Marsala is a winey red-brown that gives us elegance and grandeur. This fall we love tabletops ornamented in Marsala and it’s also a pleasing color option with bridesmaids.
photo by Jennifer Oliphant Photographer via Polka Dot Bride | Bridal Musings | Knots Villa | Mod Wedding
A lush and dreamy teal shade for bridesmaids, it looks sophisticated and elegant in chiffon, satin and lace. We love this color alone or with simple splashes of ivory.
photo by Chic Vintage Brides | Laura Ivanova Photography via SMP | Jasmine Star Photography via Heart Love Always
Thoughtful, contemplative and composed, this dark cool blue could be the perfect companion to one of the other shades in this palette, try adding this to a dominant Cashmere Rose or Biscay Bay theme.
photo by Rebecca Arthurs Photography via SMP | DeFiore Photography via SMP | Tyler Rye Photography via Burnetts Boards | Wendy Laurel via Green Wedding Shoes
A nod to the ’60s and ’70s, this orange shade is playful and energetic. It also has sophistication when used alone or with similar hues. If this orange is just too much for you, then why not simply use it as a highlight.
photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography via SMP | MARCIE LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY via SMP
Cashmere Rose is a tactile, soft pink hue that is beautiful for early fall weddings, not only is it elegant and surprising, but it’s also a great play away from other pinks we’re set to see this year. While summer focuses on more orange-based pinks this blue hued pink is a refreshing change for autumn.
photo by Mod Wedding | Krista Fox via SMP | Moxie Pix Photos by Dana via SMP
Intriguing, vibrant and unique, this color is great for those wanting to shake up those traditional autumn colors, just make sure you don’t loose the complete look of Fall and mix this purple hue with the likes of Stormy Weather for a more subdued look.
photo by Belle the Magazine | Khaki Bedford Photography via SMP
This palette is great for homing in on historic movements seen throughout the last century in America from the seductive ‘20s to the bohemian hippie and modernists of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The palette also gives the nod to outdoor, rustic and bohemian themes and solidifies their huge place in the wedding industry right now. So how can we make clever use of this color selection and how many colors should you use? Well it ultimately comes down to personal taste, however some we feel some are strong enough to sing solo, while others can be cunningly paired off and the rest play part in a risky love triangle. What’s your opinion?