Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trend Alert: Color Blocking

I've said it before, but it bears repeating: The wedding industry follows trends in the fashion industry. There is a new trend that hit the runways earlier this year that is "popping" up in weddings across the United States. So what is this trend? It's color blocking. I had to do some research myself, but here is what I found via Kathy Romero. Your guests will definitely be in an awakened state as they take in all of these colors!

What is Color Blocking? It is a combination of colors that support and compliment one other (BizChick Blog). This style technique may be intimidating for some but with a few good tips and dash of bravery you will be color bold in no time! It’s a playful trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

There are two important concepts in color pairings, the analogous and the complimentary colors. Analogous colors are three colors lined up next to one another on the color wheel that pair well together such as red, orange, and yellow. Complimentary colors are those opposite to one another such as yellow and purple. Whether you’re choosing blocks of colors that compliment or analogous colors that support both cater to the prominent trend of color blocking.(For more on Color Blocking see BizChick Blog and The Curvy Fashionista)

Using this trend for a wedding can be fabulous if you choose your colors wisely and edit down. Pick 2-3 blocks of colors that pair well together according to the color wheel. You don’t need to use the blocking everywhere, use it in doses. Every dash of color counts! Use it to make a statement at the escort card table, in your flower arrangements, on your invitations, and it never hurts to add a pop of color with your shoes. Ignite your senses and that of your guests with just enough color to be swooned not overwhelmed.

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