We Asked a Wedding Planner Which Colour Themes Will Be Big in 2017
When it comes to planning your wedding, creating a common thread that unifies your aesthetic can simply come down to a flattering colour scheme. And while it can seem like an insignificant "to-do" on an ever-growing list, strategically choosing your colour palette early on can often mean easier decision-making when it comes to your invites, the bouquet, and the reception styling. But with a plethora of colours and combinations to choose from, narrowing down the search to find an ethereal choice that perfectly resembles both you and your partner can be tricky.
So, who better to help you on your quest for the perfect balance, then Nikki Hunt, the founder of Think PR & Events, who has had more than fifteen years of styling experience under her belt. Here, she chats about the freshest trends she is seeing this wedding season, her predictions for next year, and the elevated tricks to incorporate your colour palette into on the day.
Read her styling expertise below.
"We are seeing this wedding season brides taking more risks with bold colour themes and clashing colours—red and pink have been very popular mixed together in floral arrangements and then flowing into the overall colour theme. Another popular theme has been and will continue for the next season is the lush green tropics—we are seeing lots of emerald greens in bridesmaids dresses and an abundance of green foliage. Metallics have and will continue to be a big trend in weddings for 2017/2018, and rose gold, silver, yellow gold, and copper will continue to be big complementary colours to the main palette."
"We predict a move away from pastel palettes to more bold colours for weddings in 2018—emerald green, all shades of pink, canary yellow, and hues of blue will be very popular for accent colours in wedding palettes."
Keep scrolling for our mini Q&A for more tips on getting your wedding colour theme just right.
MYDOMAINE AUSTRALIA: How do you suggest couples choose colour themes?
NIKKI HUNT: "First, the theme has to reflect the tone and style of your overall wedding—if you are planning a winter wedding, you might choose to do a darker more richer palette to reflect the season. The same goes if you are planning a wedding in a warmer climate or time of year. Also, you need to choose a theme that suits the individual bride and groom. For example, if you have a favourite colour, you should incorporate that as an accent or feature colour into your palette so it reflects you as a couple."
MD: Any advice on ensuring what you choose won't date later?
NH: "My advice to couples when planning all aspects of their wedding is to stick to the classics, they will never go out of fashion. Think about adding a pop of colour as an accent as opposed to a feature colour. Once you have your palette locked in, you can incorporate these colours in many unique and subtle ways. For example, you can easily add any colour to a black and white palette—maybe in the flowers for the bridesmaids' bouquets, or then there's the boy's buttonholes, the bride’s bouquets, table arrangements, and room installations. One related mini trend we are seeing lately is men wearing little pops of colour via colourful ties, pocket squares, and bright or patterned socks."
MD: What are some other colour trends you think will be big this wedding season?
NH: "There is a big movement towards bridesmaids wearing their own choice of dress in a complementary colour palette. This is a great way to allow your bridesmaids to show their individuality and feel confident in their dress."
Opening images: Whitney Port