Each year Pantone® sets the world to color, driving trends in all visual categories. Within the stylish palettes they define, they choose one stand-out color which they dub the “Color of the Year”. The 2022 Pantone Color of the Year has finally arrived, and we’re excited to discover the go-to color of this year.
Color plays such a major role in wedding design. But we challenge you to consider color in a whole new way. Instead of letting one specific color guide your design, think of what you want your wedding experience to feel like, then focus on the hues that evoke that feeling. Get inspired by looking at home interior trends and how these color palettes can be incorporated into the perfect wedding day look. Need more inspiration? Take a look in your closet and see what tones you naturally gravitate towards. We love to turn to the fashion runways to see what fresh palettes of color best align with each wedding design, and you will see all the 2022 fashion colors throughout this edition.
We can promise you’ll hear the question, “what are your wedding colors?” countless times as you plan your wedding. This question might come right away from your attendants since “wedding colors” are usually directly associated with what color the bridesmaid dresses will be. However, color today is incorporated with every single part of the wedding aesthetic. Through invitations, statement pieces, tabletops, styled floral, cakes, and even the plates you’ll choose to serve your meal, there are many things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing colors for your day.
A decade or two ago couples would stick to one or two wedding tones and leave it at that. Rather than choosing a single color, today’s couples are opting for comprehensive wedding palettes and color schemes that can truly evoke a certain mood or ambiance for your event. For instance, choosing periwinkle macaroons is an unexpected delight for your wedding guests and will absolutely make them stop and stare.
Colors change with each season requiring our focus to shift to relevant, trend-forward palettes each year. Pantone is one of the best color resources for your wedding design. Their forecasters select palettes for fashion and home interiors every season. Each December, they also announce the Color of the Year, which is the hue they feel most impacts the industry.
For the 2022 Pantone Color of the Year, they have selected “Very Peri” to represent the times. They describe this year’s hue as “displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit.” As we emerge from an intense period of isolation, our physical and digital lives have merged in new ways. Very Peri is a symbol of the global zeitgeist of the moment which illustrates the fusion of modern life and how color trends in the digital world are being manifested in the physical world.
Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light and it seems fitting as weddings, too, do just that.