Monday, March 10, 2014

Color Trends 2014!

It's All About Color!

Every year it is so interesting to see "what will be the colors of the year?!"  Did you know that you can google the Wedding colors of the year and see Pantone Shades for the year?  Well, TA-DA...
The 2014 TRENDING COLORS OF THE YEAR ARE (drum roll please...)

Pantone 15-3920 Placid Blue
Pantone 16-3823 Violet Tulip
Pantone 15-6114 Hemlock
Pantone 16-000 Paloma
Pantone 15-1225 Sand
Pantone 14-0852 Freesia
Pantone 18-1651 Cayenne
Pantone 17-1360 Celosia Orange
Pantone 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
Pantone 18-3949 Dazzling Blue

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So, now let's take a look at some of these colors put into action:

Shades of Orange (Celosia Orange) and Coral (Cayenne) have not always been as popular as they are today.  But you can find orange in every store and on every website right now.  I love using orange and coral because the intensity of both colors are so incredible against a backdrop.  In the two pictures below I used flowers that were all shades of orange in hanging glass vessels.

 Shades of Blue (Placid Blue or Dazzling Blue) can be stunning as well!  Have you ever used the flower Blue Thistle?  I love Thistle because it really is a true blue.  Blue Hydrangea flowers are also a great way to get a little blue action in an arrangement.

PANTONE's Freesia or a shade of yellow can be a real knock-out!  Shades of yellow "shout" Spring and Summer and can look great paired with a dark counterpart, even black!  Lilies, roses, freesia, mums and sunflowers are all great and proven winners to get a great yellow look.

Purples (Radiant Orchid or Violet Tulip) look fabulous paired together in masses.  This time of year is Tulip time and who doesn't love Tulips!  Did you know that you can dip Tulip blooms in one part Elmer's Glue and two parts water mixed together and keep the blooms from popping open too early?  Tulips are just simple and easy!  Just throw a bunch in a glass vase with water and...WHAT A STUNNER!

Green (Hemlock), the ultimate spring color!  We are all anxiously waiting for everything to turn green at this time of year!  Foliage would always be one way to use green, but how about green hydrangea?  A mass of green hydrangea is so simple and elegant and hard to pass up.

Have fun trying the new colors of 2014!  Happy Planning!

Written by:  Joel Kirby - Curly Willow Designs

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