Wedding Colors Ideas: 10 Easy Ways to Use Colors of the Year 2021

Pantone Colors Of the year

Don’t get tripped up on your wedding colors ideas. Consider using the colors of the year. Each year Pantone releases a new Color of the Year. However, this year they released not one, but two colors. As a result, we introduce you to Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (a bold yellow tone). Nationwide, the wedding industry has mixed emotions on this combination. We, on the other hand, are ready to show you 10 easy ways to use the colors of the year for 2021. 

Pantone Colors of the Year 2021 swatch

Floral Extravaganza

Jaclyn, owner of At Last Wedding + Event Design, is the inspiration behind this gorgeous installation. She says “I actually love the color yellow and feel it’s greatly underutilized at weddings.” She put together this event design to show how these colors can come together quite beautifully. Here are her wedding colors ideas. For example, take this floral extravaganza created by In Boom Florist. First, pops of golden, oranges and yellow were brought in. Secondly, greens were added to balance and accent the bright colors. Lastly they focused on both the smallest detail of a single flower, to the florals on the chandeliers. Speak with your florist to get their input on adding a additional colors to balance the brightness and add depth.

yellow floral centerpiece
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simple yellow wedding floral detail
atrium fountain Bella Collina with floral chandelier
wedding floral on chandelier Bella Collina

Gray sets the tone

Gray is the new favorite neutral color. Consider using it as a backdrop to soften the bright yellow hues in your design. For instance, your stemware and place setting will stand out with the gray linen. Keep it neutral by adding silver chivari chairs. Similarly with an accent sofa and a simple vase on your cocktail tables. 

wedding reception Bella Collina greys
stemware and flatware wedding place setting at Bella Collina
pantone colors of the year 2021 with I Said Yes! FL
RLE3 Entertainment performing at Bella Collina

Mix and Match

Mix and match both your décor pieces and your colors. For example, use different styles and colors. These fun and eclectic chairs are provided by Ocean Hawks Rentals

Additionally, consider gold chargers and silver flatware on some tables. For others use white plates with gold accents and gold flatware.

On the other hand, have your florist include coordinating colored flowers. Furthermore, don’t forget to speak with your caterer to add your wedding colors into your food and beverage service.

wedding colors ideas for grey and yellow
gold charger with illuminating floral centerpiece
ways to use wedding colors of the year
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yellow mimosa for wedding colors ideas
wedding reception table centerpiece close up Bella Collina

Wedding Colors Ideas

Speak with your wedding professionals and ask them for advice on how to include your wedding colors within their product and services.

Below is a list of 10 easy ways to do just that during your cocktail hour and wedding reception:

  1. Florals; both centerpieces and décor
  2. Flatware and stemware
  3. Linens; both table and napkins
  4. Centerpieces including candles, vases and other décor items
  5. Chairs can be all the same or a mix of styles and colors
  6. Backdrops and seating areas
  7. Cocktail table linens and table décor
  8. A signature drink
  9. Dessert and food items
  10. Ask your vendors (like entertainment or your planner) to join in with matching clothing or accessories
behind the scenes with wedding planning and design
at last wedding and event design set reception table
wedding planner designs with pantone colors of the year 2021
saxaphone wedding entertainment Bella Collina Reflecting Pool

Contributing wedding professionals:
Photographer: Alexis Kline Photography
Videographer: Cinemology
Venue: Bella Collina
Rental Design: Ocean Hawks Rentals
Floral Design: In Bloom Florist
DJ: FyerFly Productions
Musician: RLE3 Music
Linen: Over The Top
Planner and Designer: At Last Wedding + Event Design
Event Host: I Said Yes! FL

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