October 19, 2021
As a wedding calligrapher, couples often have their wedding colors chosen before they even come to me! Oftentimes, couples will book their wedding calligrapher about 4-6 months before their wedding date but lately I’ve had couples book for a year in advance (I have a few months in 2022 that are almost completely booked already!!). Because couples often come to me once they have a vision already, I like to think I have a unique scoop on what’s trending in the wedding world! And today, I want to share the top wedding color trends that I’m seeing for 2022!
Over the last few years, couples have turned away from the modern bright colors and opted for a classic color palette that will never feel “trendy” (even if it is a lot of what we are seeing right now!). What I love about a classic color palette personally, is how that you can work with a variety of mediums (mirrors, acrylic, glass, and paper) and still end up with a very cohesive look. And just because it’s a popular color palette right now doesn’t mean there aren’t a million and one ways to make it your own!
The other great thing about a classic color palette? You can take advantage of rentals instead of needing everything to be custom to your event! For even more inspiration – read this post about what to rent and what (in my humble opinion) should be made custom!
For those who love to follow the latest trends, yellow is making a big comeback with weddings. This will likely continue for the next couple of years as well! For those that love to be a little ahead of the curve, often what we see in fashion now will show up in weddings 1-2 years later. When Pantone announced their color of the year for 2021, we saw it in fashion first, home decor second, and just now in late 2021 (and lots planned for 2022!) we are seeing this joyful hue pop up in the wedding scene.
I have to admit, this is one of my favorites. Dusty Blue makes a great color for both the ink color and the backdrop and is incredibly versatile depending on the style of your wedding day. One of my favorite seating charts, which you’ll see below, was an ombre escort card wall that was designed to model the blues of the ocean.
A few years ago, it was normal to choose 1-2 colors that you did absolutely everything with. Today, wedding couples want to choose a more rounded color palette, without saying goodbye to bright pops of color completely. Take Tara and Alex’s tropical wedding, for instance. You can read more about their wedding day here, but the short version is they chose a bright pink floral color palette and kept it very elegant with a mix of white, black, and gold.
Another example can be found in the rise of boho wedding decor styles. Couples are adding in pops of pink and terracotta, and then rounding it out with a ton of neutrals (pampas grass, for example!). You’ll often see these colors paired with other boho wedding features, like arches and other round shapes. If you are curious, you can read more about the different wedding day styles here.
Although I love sharing tips and trends I’m seeing in the industry, I want you to finish off by reminding you that these are NOT rules. You can mix and match your style, and have a lot of fun with your wedding day style to create something completely your own. You don’t need to be a professional designer either. When you work with professional wedding vendors, we are more than happy to share our expertise and opinions with you to help you curate the most incredible (custom!) day. You know I’m more than happy to brainstorm all of the handwritten touchpoints we can include for your guests!
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