People are talking about Pantone’s color of the year, “Tangerine Tango”, but when it comes to weddings this is a color that is going to have a hard time breaking through the bridal barrier. If there is one color that I find people have a definite opinion about it’s undoubtably orange. (Sorry to break it to you, orange, but you’re kinda polarizing. People either love you or they don’t want any part of you on their wedding day.)
Orange is a fantastic accent tone for a fall wedding mixed with reds, burgundy and yellow, but as a main color or a theme I’m afraid it’s going to be a long haul for Tangerine Tango to take the main stage.
Personally, I’m an orange fan. In the flower world I love so many orange blooms and I especially love orange with whites and yellows. I find it clean, fresh and modern yet classic all at once. However, when a couple is picking a signature color for their big day orange is not usually at the top of the list. It’s a major color commitment. The honeysuckle pink tone that took the prize for 2011 color of the year is much easier to work with in the wedding world.
If you’re an orange fan, then I applaud your color courage and if you can’t imagine orange making an appearance at your wedding, then perhaps you’ll find a cute cardigan or accessory to keep you on trend for 2012!
Here is an orange inspiration board with some of my favorite orange blooms…
What do you think of the color of the year? Would you choose orange for your wedding palette?