While decadent neutral palettes and soft greenery are here to stay for their classic and timeless appeal, this soft trend now has some competition. Event designers and wedding planners alike have agreed that color is making a comeback. Bright, bold hues mark a fun departure from ubiquitous delicate tones, opening a new door and a bevy of inspiration.
There are a few approaches you can take with such a vibrant scheme: Choose one or two colors to really pop against an otherwise achromatic palette, mix a few shades in a similar color family for a consistent look, or go all out with a rainbow of colors to bring your décor to life. Don't be afraid to mix and match or contrast—some combinations you wouldn't originally think of end up being the most unique and personal touch to the day. Rich jewel tones of marigolds, plum, and teal put a spin on an autumn wedding, while jade green, sunny yellow, and cobalt blue bring a punch to modern tropical nuptials. And of course, Pantone's color of the year, greenery, is always a safe bet for a splash of fun.
Having a multicolored palette can inspire a whole new style for your wedding that you may not have otherwise—Spanish-inspired details, eclectic bohemian vibes, whimsical Moroccan settings, Palm Springs paradise creations. But if a theme isn't really your thing, not to worry; you can still work colors into a contemporary or romantic setting by balancing them with more neutral elements. Florals always do the trick here, such as a garland of vivid orange and yellow blooms wrapped around a golden altar arch or a lush bouquet of magenta flowers and lilac runner as the centerpiece to a rustic farmer's table.
These colorful ideas will transport you into a whirlwind of art to show you how it's done.