2014 is off to a great start, and savvy brides are asking,
"what are this year’s hottest trends?” There is no quick answer when in comes
to the cutting edge, so we’ve developed our Classic Party Rentals of Virginia
wedding trends series to help you reach Expert status on what’s in for 2014.
We’ll start with one of our very favorite topics: color!
Pantone's Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid
Are you ready to create a wedding palette approved by the
recognized authority of all things color? Pantone has
declared the 2014 Color of the Year to be "Radiant
Orchid” and we couldn’t be more excited! According to Pantone, "an
enchanting harmony of fuschia, purple, and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid
inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love, and health. It is a
captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Sounds hot, right?
Sophisticated and sultry, Radiant Orchid can be combined
with pastels for a feminine, garden-y look, or vibrant contrasting colors for a
modern, eye-popping feel.
Pantone anticipates seeing Radiant Orchid in fashion and
beauty, and sported both women and menon the runways. Your bridesmaids might step out in style in orchid dresses,
accompanied by groomsmen in sexy orchid ties! The color masters at Pantone
emphasize that Radiant Orchid is versatile and complements both warm and cool
undertones. Perhaps you will pair it with red for something seductive, or match
it with its "sister tones” lavender, purple and pink for something sweeter.
Brides will see Radiant Orchid at every turn this year.
Designers are embracing it for overall wedding palettes. It will be in-demand
in the makeup industry as well, and flatters many different skin tones and
cosmetic "personalities”. Not quite daring enough to splash it across your own wedding
design yet? Why not play "peek-a-boo” with this year’s daring color and look
for Radiant Orchid heels underneath your wedding gown – a secret, but
oh-so-popular trend in bridal footwear!
Florists are among professionals who will most certainly be
combing the globe for varieties of flowers that can match and pair with Radiant
Orchid. You are also likely to see the its beautiful tones splashed across the
hottest print products of the year, like invitations, escort cards, programs,
and specialty signage. Accessories ranging from pashminas that will keep your
girls comfy on a cool wedding evening, to bold jewelry, to handbags and fun
totes are likely to appear in this high-demand hue.
Do you ever wonder how they come up with a "Color of the
Year”? Pantone sites multiple sources of input for the decisions, including the
entertainment and fashion industries, traveling art collections, popular travel
destinations, technology trends, and even important sports events! In the
rental industry, we certainly see how the color of the year sets trends that
last, sometimes for many years to come!
Wondering what your Radiant Orchid options might look like?
Well, the Color of the Year has its own Facebook Page, Twitter Feed, Pinterest Page, and Instagram Account. You’ll have no
trouble finding orchid inspiration in today’s day and age!
What do you think? Are you excited about the 2014 Pantone
Color of the Year?
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