Spending the rest of your life with your soul mate and partner for life is what all couples look forward to following their wedding. One of the other main aspects of a wedding is of course the colour scheme. So why is colour important in a wedding?

I always get excited when Pantone release their new colours for a year. I am not sure if it is the creative names they come up with for the various shades or just the fun of seeing what is going to be hot for a new season of weddings, designing, fashion, etc. Either way, it is fun, and it breathes new life into the designs we see flooding our screens and inboxes, which is always a good thing.

Pantone says the yellow-and-grey colour duo for 2021 carries a message of strength and optimism. “We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, giving a nod to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to Pantone, the colours were selected to represent “fortitude” and some much needed positivity. The “Ultimate Grey” represents a “stable foundation,” while the “Illuminating Yellow” is like our light at the end of the tunnel, or sunshine on a cloudy day. Together, the two colours show the world’s resiliency as we carry on with 2021.

YELLOW in weddings symbolises optimism, cheerfulness, and a strong appreciation for friendship. Yellow is 100% angst-free. It’s also Martha Stewart’s signature colour, so yellow often goes hand-in-hand with that clean, grounded New England look, with lots of buttery porcelain and handmade papers.

GREY in weddings symbolises modern, understated, retro-informed, and sleek. Lately, grey has deposed champagne as one of the hottest neutrals in weddings. Bridesmaids in grey with deco-rhinestone buckled sashes look up-to-the-minute… and stunning. Pair with wheat or heather for the ultimate urban, slightly Swedish palette.

Your choice of wedding colours, supposedly, tends to be a subconscious reflection of your personality and an indication of how you imagine your future marriage will be. Your choice of colours may be in your wedding invitations, your  table decorations, your flowers, your bridesmaid dresses, or your wedding gown.

A guestbook and the sign-in table are a necessary part of any wedding décor, and it is usually one of the details your guests will see first! It is important to make this spot colour-coded to incorporate the essence of this colour duo.

So, to all the couples planning your wedding for 2021, be sure to remember Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow, and do your best to incorporate them into your plans.