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Friday, February 24, 2012

Wedding color trends for 2012

I love to check out the Pantone color trends for any given year and then track how those trends translate into "real time".

What fascinates me is not what 10 or 12 colors the tastemakers have predicted, as much as which stand-outs will attract us most. 

In case you haven't seen it, here is the Pantone color trend forecast for Spring/Summer 2012 :

If color trends were flowers, here's what 2012 might 
look like:

So, what was the IT color for 2011?

Hmmmmm. Gray was everywhere. And yellow. Clean aqua blues and greens were all over the place. And, add to that lots of bright white to contrast those sharp, clean colors.

But what about Alabama brides?

Certainly, we at Lillie's can't speak for the whole fashion world, only our little, flowery corner of it -- but, looking back over the year, it's clear that one forecast color was the clear winner with Lillie's brides! 
See if you can guess which of these Pantone color trends for Spring/Summer in 2011
was the most popular color choice for Lillie's weddings last year:

Of course, if I was caught up on blog posts for the year, then you might have figured it out by now. . . but, alas, you'll have to wait until my next blog post for the big reveal.