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Wedding Colours: Pantone's Fashion Colour Report For Spring 2013

  |  By Alison McGill

When it comes to choosing your wedding colours, it can be challenging to choose a palette that feels fresh and fabulous. You may feel like it’s all been done before, and it likely has, but personalizing your particular wedding colour palette is just a matter of picking variations of shades and combining them in a creative new way.

The experts at Pantone have just released their Fashion Color Report Spring 2013 -- their definitive forecast for the hottest shades of the coming season. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, reports that the 10 shades Pantone has highlighted for spring include “novel neutrals, light and brights." It’s all about a balance of colour,” according to Eiseman.

Here’s a list and breakdown of Pantone’s 10 trendy hues for spring. We're sure you will find inspiration for your wedding colours in this list.

Emerald: The colour range here starts with Pantone’s sour greens of Pistachio and Midori to the cool blue-greens of Cool Mint and Beachglass.

Grayed Jade: Think the 1960s, Valley of the Dolls and Cindy Sherman. Misty Jade is the coolest colour to watch—a great choice for your bridesmaids, cakes and floral greens.

Dusk Blue: Thought of as a neutral, this shade encompasses Pantone hues including Deep Lagoon, Spritely Seafoam, Bright Calypso, Fresh Ivory, Pale Lemonade and Endless Midnight.

Tender Shoots: This bright green shade is the perfect way to add a hit of juice to your wedding colour palette. Limeade is the haute hue to watch.

Lemon Zest: Sunny, bright, playful and optimistic, what more could you want in a wedding colour? Citron Yellow is a great shade choice for florals and cakes.

African Violet: This soft shade of purple is a perfect complement to Lemon Zest---ideal for your wedding colours. We love the softness of this shade—it’s a perfect colour choice for a fashion-forward wedding dress.

Linen: Clean, simple and classic this tone is a perfect pick for an elegant celebration.

Monaco Blue: This cool blue is bold and beautiful and just a little richer and more interesting than navy shades which have been popular wedding colour choices for ages.

Poppy Red: If you want to make a statement, this is the colour for it. It’s a passionate, optimistic and romantic colour and a shade that many dress designers from Vera Wang to Oscar de la Renta have chose for their latest collections.

Nectarine: Think of this wedding colour as the new Tangerine Tango (Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012). It’s bright, warm and soft and can almost be thought of as a neutral shade when it comes to combining hues for your wedding colours.

Read more about Pantone's Fashion Color Report Spring 2013 and see how to turn these shades into outstanding wedding colours here.

This article was originally published on Sep 21, 2012

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