Each year, Pantone® sets the world to color-driving trends in all visual categories. Within the stylish palettes they define, a select team of experts chooses one distinct color dubbed the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year. 2024 has finally arrived, and we’re excited to explore the go-to color of this year.
Color plays a crucial role in wedding design, and we challenge you to consider it in a whole new way. Instead of letting one specific tone guide your design, think of what you want your wedding experience to feel like and then focus on the hues that elicit that feeling. Get inspired by looking at home interior trends and how they work into the perfect wedding day look. For more ideas, look in your wardrobe and see what tones you tend to gravitate towards. We love to turn to the fashion runways to see what fresh colors best align with each wedding design.
The first question many people ask as you begin planning your wedding is “What are your wedding colors?”. This question might come right away from your attendants since “wedding colors” are usually directly associated with what shade the wedding party will don. However, hues today are incorporated into every single part of the wedding aesthetic. Through invitations, statement pieces, tabletops, styled floral, cakes, and even the glassware to serve your signature drink in, there are many things to keep in mind when choosing combinations 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 opt for comprehensive wedding palettes and color combinations that can truly evoke a certain mood or ambiance for your event. For instance, if your wedding falls in spring and the timing is right, selecting pastel flowering branches for your centerpieces adds impact and will be a surprising treat for your guests.
Colors change with each season and shift our focus to relevant, trend-forward schemes each year. Pantone® is one of the finest color resources for your wedding design. Their forecasters select palettes for fashion, home interiors, and even technology for every season. Each December, they also announce the Color of the Year which is the hue they feel most impacts the industry given current events.
For the Pantone Color of the Year, they’ve selected “Peach Fuzz” a light, fruity tone that conjures peace and serenity to represent 2024. They describe this year’s hue as “A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.” This sweet shade echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, so Pantone chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance.
Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It is a velvety, gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul. Peach tones have been a fixture of the Spring-Summer 2024 runways, particularly with Italian design houses leading the way.