Wedding Ideas Inspired by the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

For the first time, two hues have been chosen as the anticipated color of the year.

The highly anticipated 2016 Pantone Color of the Year has been announced, and for the first time, it's actually two shades. The blending of Rose Quartz and Serenity has been chosen as the color of the year for 2016. "Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure," explains a representative from the Pantone Color Institute. "Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times." 

We expect to see many weddings featuring these ethereal hues as they easily complement a soft wedding color palette. Blush, which is a similar shade to Rose Quartz, has been a popular wedding color for a few years and is often used in floral design, bridesmaid attire, and linens. With the addition of Serenity, a tranquil and soft blueish-purple shade, we imagine many couples will love exploring how to combine the two colors in their attire, flower design, and décor.

Whether the shades are used together equally or one is highlighted more than the other, the outcome is a romantic design combination that can be achieved with florals, lighting, and tablescape décor. Take a look at some images from real weddings below for some ideas on how to incorporate the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year into your own event design. 

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Bridesmaid Ideas
Have bridesmaids wear flowing dresses in Serenity and carry nosegays of blooms in Rose Quartz. Photo by Troy Grover Photographers; Consulting by EverAfter Events

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Bouquet Ideas
For your bridal bouquet, choose flowers in shades of Rose Quartz with Serenity-like accents. For an organic look, arrange blooms so they appear freshly picked from the garden. Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Consulting by Linda Howard Events

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Reception Ideas
Create a reception honoring the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year combination by using Rose Quartz linens and ambient Serenity-hued lighting. Photo by Arte de Vie

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Centerpiece Ideas
Like the wedding of Tone It Up's Katrina Hodgson, choose low centerpieces in soft pastel shades of Rose Quartz surrounded by accent pieces in Serenity. Photo by Jana Williams Photography

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Table Ideas
Choose pastel purple linens inspired by Serenity and top tables with centerpieces composed of pink and Rose Quartz blooms. Photo by Full Spectrum Photography

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Chandelier & Drape Ideas
If your reception will be tented, bring guests' eyes upward with dramatic chandeliers and drapery illuminated with Rose Quartz and Serenity lighting. Photo by Karlisch Studio; Consulting by DFW Events

2016 Pantone Color of the Year Cake Ideas
The icing on the cake for a wedding inspired by the 2016 Pantone Color the Year is a confection with Serenity frosting and Rose Quartz sugar flowers! Photo by Full Spectrum Photography

If you've had a wedding featuring these colors, or you're planning an event with a similar color palette, we want to see it! Submit your wedding, bridal shower, or engagement party online using this form. If you can't seem to let go of Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year, be inspired by these Marsala wedding ideas and see our favorite Marsala weddings of the year.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy