February 3rd, 2013 in Wedding News
The Pantone 2013 color of the year is emerald, a vibrant jewel tone that is seriously trending. You’ll see a lot of emerald green wedding palettes this year – but is it right for your wedding?
The cool (and, frankly, surprising) thing about the Pantone 2013 color pick is its versatility. You may not think that an emerald green wedding would have a lot of complementary colors, but you might be pleasantly surprised by what you can do with emerald.
Emerald is striking and serious and ballsy, all at once. It’s an elegant color but it also can be fun and funky when paired with the right palette. If you’re interested in emerald, there are lots of ways to incorporate it without looking like a leprechaun planned your big day… little pieces of emerald here and there can work, too. Take a look at this emerald wedding color inspiration to see what might work for your own wedding.
Pantone 2013 – Emerald Wedding Color Inspiration
If your main wedding color inspiration is emerald, then a fabulous way to incorporate it is with your bridesmaid dresses. As you can see, the color doesn’t need to feel somber. Here, it’s bright and cheerful, perfect for a summer wedding.
Here are more emerald bridesmaid dresses for your ogling pleasure. These are all available at Dessy – which also has this really awesome Pantone 2013 wedding tool so you can get the exact colors you want on your wedding day. Get inspired by Dessy’s Pantone inspiration boards!
Introduce your emerald green wedding palette, starting with your invitations! As you can see, emerald is very versatile: it can be modern, romantic, art deco, classic… (All of these designs are from luxe indie stationery company, Minted.)
Of course, emerald doesn’t have to take center stage. Some cute wedding accessories will do the trick, or sneak the color into your groomsmen, ring bearer, or flower girl apparel. (These are all from Dessy.)
Of course, your wedding color inspiration can also turn up in your wedding favors, like these ones from the Knot. Don’t worry if your emerald isn’t super-spot-on. It’s easier on the eyes to have a little color depth and visual interest.
Here’s another beautiful example from Beau-Coup Wedding Favors of how emerald does not have to be perfectly emerald everywhere. These details are inspired by nature or normal everyday objects, yet they still tie in the emerald theme – a great way to avoid being too “matchy-matchy.”
There are lots of other wedding elements you can incorporate your color into as well, such as wedding cake decor, your signature cocktail, or your wedding flowers. Even if your wedding is somewhere with greenery, such as on a tropical island or even in your local park, those colors from nature will play into your emerald theme and complement your overall colors. (See more green wedding flowers or
green wedding cakes - coming soon!)
What are your ideas for your emerald green wedding? What do you think of the latest Pantone color of the year – and what pairings are you partial to? We love green and pink and green and purple…