Why are we at Oubly excited about a brand new year? It’s not because 14 is our lucky number, nor is it because a new season of The Bachelor has begun. No, the reason why we always look forward to January is because that’s when Pantone reveals its Color of the Year!
Well, okay, technically the color company makes its announcement each December, but now that January is here, we can finally put Pantone’s color of the year to work! And the Color of the Year just happens to be—drum roll, please—Radiant Orchid!
While every shade of the Pantone color palette could have been a contender, we were overwhelmed with glee when we found out that Radiant Orchid was the winner. After all, what color is more perfect for a 2014 wedding? Let us count the ways…
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Now orchid isn’t the only color trend for 2014… Hues taking center stage this year include gold and mint. While we love these shades as well, less is more when using either one of them. However, there are no limits when it comes to using orchid in your wedding scheme.
Given the name of this hue, could any other color be more ideal for your wedding flowers? Whether you decide to go with orchids as your flower of choice, or you select other blooms that radiate the same richness of color, this superstar of the Pantone color palette is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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Are you searching for the right bridesmaid dress color? Then look no further than Pantone’s Radiant Orchid!
This stunning hue is versatile enough to work with a wide range of hair colors, complexions, and bridesmaid personality types. If you want your favorite ladies to wear slightly differing shades of this color, you can easily find lighter or darker tints of Radiant Orchid by researching Pantone’s color guide.
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As simple as it is to use Radiant Orchid as the focal point for your bouquets, you can also easily incorporate this color into your wedding decorations, including your table centerpieces.
If you intend to use flowers, all you need to do is use the same blooms that went into your bouquets. If you plan to minimize the use of flowers in your centerpieces, you can still take advantage of orchid in a variety of ways.
For instance, you can incorporate the color orchid into your table linens. You can make it the main hue of your party favors. You can also use orchid-colored material for your chair covers.
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Radiant Orchid is the perfect shade to use as your dessert inspiration. This hue can translate into a wide assortment of delicious cake, cupcake, cake pop, and candy flavors.
Natural choices include:
Not only does orchid make a wonderful muse for your dessert flavors, but also it provides a diverse array of bright and festive hue options for your dessert decorations.
Want to announce your wedding color with a flourish? Then use Radiant Orchid for all of your wedding stationery items. As the Pantone press release stated, “Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”
What words can better describe your wedding day? An event of great joy, love and health… So kick off your upcoming wedding celebration in style by making Pantone’s Color of the Year your wedding color inspiration!
Oubly.com has a gorgeous array of wedding stationery items for your big day. We offer a diverse assortment of wedding thank you cards, wedding programs, wedding invitations, and wedding save-the-date cards in orchid, mint, and any other color you love! Check them out today!
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