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Summer 2016 Wedding Colors: Make a Splash!

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Colours this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.

Each year Pantone releases its annual colour palette. The Pantone colours often set annual wedding color trend from dresses to stationery to flowers – and more. As usual, there are 10 colours in total that have been chosen for next season, which shows us the most popular wedding colour ideas and trends in 2016.

When selecting your wedding colour consider the style and season. Select your base colour, then identify a specific hue that intensifies the uniqueness of your day.

Have a look at our favourites:

1. PANTONE 15-3919 Serenity

This soft blue works well for fashion, home, and interiors, making it a versatile choice for your wedding. Use for bridesmaid dresses, decor, flowers, place settings and more.


Pantone describes it as “weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us”. The colour emits a calming effect, sure to set your guests at ease, even in the biggest of weddings.

2. PANTONE 13-1520 Rose Quartz

Also a great colour for fashion, home and interiors, Rose Quartz offers a soothing, calming vibe that works well in any setting in spring and summer months.


Pantone describe is as “a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure”.

3. PANTONE 16-1548 Peach Echo

Soft, warm orange have become a mainstay with consumers across the seasons. For the this wedding season Peach Echo is sure to be a big hit.


Pantone describes is as “a shade that emanates friendlier qualities, evoking warmth and accessibility. It is an all-encompassing, tempered companion in the playful orange family”.

4. PANTONE 12-0752 Buttercup

Happiness and sunshine come through with Buttercup making it a great choice for spring, summer and autumn wedding colours. We love this because Buttercup commands energy and life.


Pantone describes it as “a shining beacon transporting its wearer to a happier, sunnier place.”

5. PANTONE 13-4810 Limpet Shell

This colour evokes feelings of tranquillity and freshness for your wedding.


Pantone describes it as “clear, clean, and defined.”

6. PANTONE 16-3905 Lilac Grey

Lilac grey serves as a neutral tone for the wedding colour palette – perfect for calm, subtle or more formal occasions.


Pantone describes it as “essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone adds a distinctive edge to this classic grey shade.”

7. PANTONE 17-1564 Fiesta

If you are looking for a high energy vibe for your wedding, Fiesta is your colour. It brightens any space and day.


Pantone describes it as “a harbinger of excitement, encouraging free-spirited exploration to unknown but welcoming locales”.

8. PANTONE 15-1040 Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is another neutral  wedding colour option that works well for every season.


Pantone describe is as “a stable foundation when combined with the rest of this season’s palette”.

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