When I think back to my wedding, one of the most difficult things to do was choose a color palette. What color would my bridesmaid dresses be? What flowers would coordinate well or even be in season at the time? There was an overwhelming amount of information to absorb. I realized when speaking to a few brides over the last week that it hasn’t gotten any easier; it’s still a tough decision to make. I have found a few resources that I think you might be interested in looking through if you want to be inspired.
Up first is Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Fall 2010. It’s unbelievable how far out they think about fashion, but if you want a heads up on what colors will be trendy or widely available, you need to check this out. The link takes you to a 62 page online document with different designers, hand drawings of models, and their color picks for the fall. This is the front cover of the fashion report.
The next page gives you a preview of some of the popular colors and briefly explains the vision for the fall.
This last screen shot is of one of the color options, Purple Orchid. The designer, Adrienne, discusses the color and what items would be “must haves” in Purple Orchid.
Go check out Pantone’s site for more inspiration, awesome links, and to find out what the “Color of the Year” is.
Another personal favorite inspiration site is Restored 316 Designs. Lauren frequently posts inspiration photos or color schemes that work well together. You should check out this link to see some of the recent inspiration colors she’s put together.
For now, that’s all. I really like sharing these ideas and resources with you. I hope you’ll find them useful! Let me know what you think about the websites. Leave some blog love (aka: comments).