|The new Tangerine Tango color in a mixed summer bouquet with dahlias.|
It appeared to be big news in January when Pantone released their ‘Color of the Year 2012’ as Tangerine Tango. This made us wonder: what is Pantone and why does it get to predict the popular fashion shade for the year? We looked it up on Wikipedia and this is what we found:
The company is best known for its Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though sometimes in the manufacture of colored paint, fabric, and plastics.
|Summer bouquet of zinnias with a nod to peach, salmon, and tangerine|
Does this mean that brides will suddenly be requesting Tangerine Tango for their bouquets? It remains to be seen whether orange will replace purple as the color of choice for brides. However, here are some trends we’ve been noticing for bridal bouquet fashion in 2012.
- Bouquets and centerpieces are loosening up this year, becoming less structured and more natural looking.
- The romantic, vintage look is becoming very popular and the addition of flowing greens and textural elements helps achieve a botanical look.
- Details are important including vintage brooches on bouquet handles and family mementos incorporated into the bouquet.
- Unconventional elements add a unique quality to bouquets and centerpieces including succulents, grasses, herbs, and feathers. Some brides are asking for neutral shades of cream, butter and blush with just a splash of color.
|The unconventional bouquet with a botanical look of succulents, lotus pods, orchids and thistle.|
Whatever color you choose, remember that, although most flowers can be flown in from anywhere in the world, the most beautiful and affordable flowers are the ones blooming in their natural season; peonies and tulips in the spring, hydrangeas in the fall, amaryllis in the winter.
|A natural, romantic cascading bouquet|
|A traditional bouquet of peach, butter, and blush blossoms|