2012/2013 Trends of Bridesmaid Colour
Posted August 16, 2012on:
Let’s face it – when most brides choose their bridesmaid colours, they’ll tend to go with colours they love, rather than a colour that’s trendy. Inevitably though, you’ll probably find that you grow fonder of colours that are currently fashionable.
Generally speaking though, the hottest colours for the next season seem to fall into two categories:
1. Jewel tones
Orangey reds, rich blues, mustardy yellows, lush teal blues, rich purples, deep greens – jewel colours are very in right now. The nice thing about many jewel colours is that they’re toned down enough to be flattering to most skin tones, rather than only suiting a lucky few. And they’re wonderfully cheerful and happy feeling. You can also pair them up with other vibrant colours and end up with a really impactful overall look.
It’s also worth noting that Pantone’s colour of the year for 2012 is tangerine orange. Side note: the weird thing about orange is that it seems to enjoy giddy heights of uber-trendy-dom, or else it’s the world’s most hated colour. With few moments in between. What’s with that?!
The other major key note through the next season’s collections are the more neutral colours (though ‘colour’ may not be the right word for some of ’em!) – black, titanium grey, champagne rose, with dabblings into pastel blues, and dusky pale purples. Some of the paler colours will be tougher to wear, and you’ll need to make sure they don’t make your bridesmaids look ill or washed out. You could pair neutral tones with other neutrals for a classy, slightly vintage colour palette, or alternatively with some bright zingy colours to contrast with your base colour.
Whatever colour you choose, make sure you love it. You want to look back and enjoy, rather than wince over your wedding photos.