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2014 Wedding Color Trends and Inspiration

In celebration of spring 2014, designers, event planners and set decorators set out to create a uniquely creative and colorful special day for couples all over the world. Color and design trends cycle through the years in interior design and event design is no exception. Here are the top color and design trends predicted for 2014 by Pantone and The Knot.com as well as color palettes to inspire.

Pantone 2014 Wedding Color Trend Predictions

18-3949 Dazzling Blue

DEA137 Deep Sapphire

18-3224
Radiant Orchid

DE5005 Brandywine

14-0842 Freesia

DE5348 Corn Harvest

15-3920
Placid Blue

DE5864 Cornflower

15-1225
Sand

DEC729 Medallion

16-3823
Violet Tulip

DE5941 Simply Violet

17-1360 Celosia Orange

DE5173 Deep Coral

18-1651 Cayenne

DE5069 Cherry Hill

16-0000 Paloma

DE6382 Formal Gray

15-6114 Hemlock

DE5646 Garden Statue


2014 Wedding Design Trends
One of the top go-to websites for wedding inspiration and trend ideas is TheKnot.com. Here are a few of the trends predicted to shine this year for weddings and events. As noted by Rebecca Dolgin, editor in chief of TheKnot.com, in the Wall Street Journal, "Weddings continue to take cues from celebrities, as well as inspiration from the fashion runways. This year, weddings are even bigger and more blown out with everything from an all-out, all-nighter wedding party to slo-mo photo booths and temporary tattoo favors. Brides and grooms will continue to weave a personal thread through their weddings, making their true to who they are, be that rustic and natural with a woodland wedding or totally techy with a phone charging station."

Woodland Settings and Rustic Outdoors
- rustic and natural with sophisticated and glamorous accents
- centerpieces with branches, greenery and lots of flowers and sparkle
- animal motifs throughout from invitations and programs to onsite decoration


Unplugged Wedding
- phone checks at the door
- adding notes to ask guests to refrain from taking photos and videos
- saying no to social media

Charged Up Wedding
- phone charging stations at reception
- social media inclusion throughout

All-Nighter
- the party continues after the reception
- a new for the extended event
- couture comfort food and drink
- transportation back to home or hotel included for after-hours partying

Bejeweled
- bridal gowns with added neckline jewels
- additional jewels weaved through the event


Formal is Back
- southern-style and vintage formal bridal portrait is back in
- trash-the-dress photography sessions are downtrending

Bright Pops of Color
- neutral palettes balanced with a bright color included in all details from floral arrangements to shoes to nail polish


Flowers Everywhere
- oversized and cascading bridal bouquets
- dance floor installations with intricate floral designs
- flower walls showcasing seating arrangements

Photo Booth Upgrades to Video Booth
- video booths allow videographer to create a video keepsake
- photo booths continue in popularity overall

Retro-90s
-1990s inspired details
- Billboard music chart toppers
- temporary wedding tattoos
- hip hop music groups and break dancers as entertainment
- crop-top wedding gowns

Color Palettes to Inspire


DE5069 Cherry Hill


DEC729 Medallion


DEW344 Frosting Cream



DE5646 Garden Statue


DEC731 Highlight Gold


DE5000 Bashful



DE5005 Brandywine


DE5047 Love Letter


DEA137 Deep Sapphire


DEC729 Medallion


DE5176 Peaceful Peach


DE6382 Formal Gray


DE5348 Corn Harvest


DE5572 Sage Leaves


DE5417 Dandelion


DE5169 Glazed Sugar


DE5751 Plunging Waterfall


DEW331 Wedding Dress



DE5941 Simply Violet


DE5005 Brandywine


DEW396 Essence of Violet


DE5173 Deep Coral


DE5864 Cornflower


DEW343 Pearl Necklace

To find out more about TheKnot.com, visit www.theknot.com

To learn more about Pantone's wedding color forecasts and trends, visit www.dessy.com/pantone

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