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Crystal Balls at the Ready? ...

February 15, 2017

 

Well I’m not quite at the crystal ball stage, but predicting fashions and anticipating what will be ‘on trend’ is an essential and exciting part of my research. 

 

There are so many sources of inspiration; social media, magazines, the high street, sometimes it can all be pretty overwhelming. Here is one trend for 2017 and a few ideas on how you could make it work for you.

 

Colour of the Year! 

The Pantone colour of the year was announced in January amidst much anticipation in the creative world.

Last year it was a duo of ‘Serenity’ (a dusky pink) and ‘Rose Quartz’ (a pale grey). Well weren't they bang on! We saw grey and pink tones everywhere from linens to lighting and of course reflected in the blush pink schemes that were abundant in HBF floral designs of 2015/16. 

 

So how happy was I when this years ‘Pantone colour of the year’ was ‘Greenery’: a beautiful fresh green and the perfect shade to compliment a floral scheme.

PANTONE® 15-0343 Greenery

 

Think spring meadow when you’re looking for the right tone for 'Greenery'. Bright green Hydrangea, Green Bell and shiny green apples would create an explosion of fresh green zing! 

If you want a floral element, stick to a monochrome pallet. Greenery is ‘natures neutral’ so choose white or off white flowers which will be shown to perfection against this beautiful range of foliage.

 

Why not try incorporating layers of colour to your styling in other ways. Explore coloured linens or water glass-ware that could be added to the table .A dark grey or smokey blue element would work beautifully alongside Greenery and really make your centrepieces pop.

 

There are so many styles available now and your caterer or venue will guide you through a range of options and colours available to you

Photo Credit www.annelimarinovich.com 

Photo Credit www.annelimarinovich.com 

For anyone who's looking for a nod to the trend, rather than a full on commitment to the look; consider adding ‘Greenery’ to your pallet, its such a versatile colour and just a hint of it running through designs can really add depth, texture and contrast and enliven the look of your scheme. It really can absolutely work for you! 

 

The ‘Botanical’ Buzz.

As well as ‘Greenery’ exciting us through colour, I love the ‘botanical’ trend which is all about texture and foliage.

 

The most literal interpretation of ‘botanical’, (be brave and trust me here,) is to go for full on foliage; Foliage everywhere! Arches, entryways, signage, even the cake. There is very little that can’t be enhanced (or hidden for that matter) with a beautiful, organic display created from fresh leaves.

 

Focusing on different tones, textures and forms such as Eucalyptus, Olive and Beech will appeal to the senses and add a real wow factor when massed; as in these urn arrangements.  

 

Think about your table shapes early. If you choose a long trestle table, you could foliage the entire length with dense textural leaves and intersperse with tall candle sticks as well as tea-lights to emphasise recession and add ambience. This trend is about creating the feeling of abundance and luxury.

 

“A little technical note here, remember this sort of foliage styling is not in water and while they will look amazing on your day they don't have the longevity of a design in wet oasis."

 

At the end of the day your wedding should be an extension of your style and the things you love. By all means let trends influence you and guide you, but don’t feel overwhelmed by fashion. 

 

Surround yourself with things that make you happy and this will naturally evolve into a beautiful scheme uniquely tailored to you. 

 

Photography by Hannah Berry 

 

 

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