Photography: Michael Radford Photography
Following the annual New York Fashion Week, Pantone just recently released its Color Trend Report for Spring 2018. The global institute for colors mentioned that the desire for colorful self-expression is a key take away for this spring and after looking at the 12 hues, we quickly understood why. Aside from vibrant shades that normally emerge during the season, untypical spring colors and basic neutral shades have also come to surface, providing a more divergent range of combination to the palette.
Pantone also mentioned that the Spring 2018 is a palette that encourages a sense of fun and playful release; a sanctuary of color that's ideal for unique and dramatic color mixing. To us here in Bridestory, this description quickly brings to mind the on-trend tropical concept now popular among weddings. Hence we took the liberty to create three wedding palettes using the beautiful colors, inspired by the things you just might find during an escape to a tropical paradise.
Before we get started, we'd like to begin by saying that there's more to a tropical concept than just exotic fruits and dashing colors. Through various approaches, a tropical concept can evoke an array of different atmospheres, including a delicate romantic feel. Without further ado, scroll right down to see the three palettes.
Photography: Wendy Laurel
Plums and Berries
First up, is Plums and Berries. At first glance the five shades that formed this palette might not seem fit for a tropical wedding, but we believe the photo above proves otherwise. As a feisty shade of red, Cherry Tomato brings forth the vibrancy to the whole composition. Emperador, Chilli Oil and Ultra Violet balance it out by providing a sense of depth to the palette. Finally, we chose Spring Crocus to act as a pop-of-color to infuse a youthful ambience to the palette.
To us, this palette is a beautiful mix between tropical and bohemian concept, resulting in a one-of-a-kind celebration that your guests are going to deem as unforgettable.
Photography: Jose Villa Photography, Milou + Olin Photography
The Birds of Paradise
For an authentic tropical feel, look no further than this zesty palette, The Birds of Paradise. Inspired by the beauty of exotic fowls inhabiting the tropical islands, we chose to combine four of the most dramatic and vibrant shades of the spring colors to form this composition. Cherry Tomato makes yet another appearance, this time with Meadowlark and Arcadia, both bold and energetic colors. And of course, the effervescent Lime Punch takes this palette to another level with its sharp and pungent quality.
If you're planning a wedding in tropical paradise that's filled with bright and dashing colors, then this palette might just be it for you. Should the palette feel too overwhelming, take one or two colors away and replace it with a neutral shade like Little Boy Blue or Pink Lavender, which we're going to meet in just a moment.
Photography: Jose Villa Photography, Joel Serrato Films + Photographs, Our Labor of Love, Jen Dillender Photography, O'Malley Photographers
Last but not least is Blushing Sunset. Inspired by the rosy skies as the sun falls to the horizon, we put these five softer colors together to create a more subtle approach to the tropical theme. Almost Mauve, Pink Lavender, and Spring Crocus come across as gradient shades that can absolutely stand alone as a color palette for romantic weddings.
The addition of Little Boy Blue, an Azure blue shade, and Blooming Dahlia, a warm peach color, brings the tropical vibe to the whole composition while still keeping it as delicate and elegant as ever. This palette becomes proof that even with a seemingly brave theme, you can still pull off a dreamy celebration with an understated beauty.
Among the three palettes, which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below and don't forget to share the article to other brides-to-be and wedding enthusiasts like yourself!