While couples will always tend to simply choose their favorite color scheme when planning their weddings, the color blue is definitely a trending color in 2018, with the darkest shades being the most popular. Navy blue and the similar but even darker shade of midnight are tops on the list of wedding theme colors for weddings scheduled all throughout the upcoming year.
These deep, dark blues are still very popular in groom’s tuxedos as well. And we’ll find them especially in ultra formal weddings as this dark shade is being used in place of black, a color most often associated with formal, evening wedding events. And coincidentally, this dark blue color trend goes hand in hand with another 2018 trend as experts expect formal, more glamorous events to be bigger than casual weddings this year!
In addition to the dark hues of Prussian blue, indigo and presidential blue, dark blues won’t actually be the only blues found in abundance in weddings this year. Also popular will be a soft, light blue with gray undertones, a calming almost periwinkle blue but with less of a lavender tinge. Pantone calls it Serenity Blue but it’s also sometimes labeled Wedgwood blue, light steel blue or cornflower blue and wedding planners are saying we’ll see couples using a mix of lighter and darker shades of this watercolor blue together in their reception décor, flowers, bridesmaids gowns and coordinating groomsmen attire.
Let’s check out some weddings where either these deep, dark blues or light, grayish blues were prominently featured, starting with the guys!
Similar dark and dapper navy blue tuxedos with black lapels were sported by Jordan at his Blue Hill at Stone Barns wedding and by Tony at his wedding in the Hamptons! And stylish navy blue suits were worn by either the groom or the groom and all his men at the weddings of Matt, Jason, James and Tucker.
Navy was also the theme color for the dazzling bridesmaids (and also for the groomsmen’s ties) at Kelly and James’ Hotel du Pont wedding and an intense midnight blue was found on the bridesmaids and all throughout the wedding events of both Isabelle and Dede. Katie’s bridesmaids donned a wonderful mix of light and dark shades at her fantastic Windrift Hotel wedding.
And perhaps our favorite example of that calming steel or Serenity blue was featured at Mari and Mike’s wonderful Yacht Club of Stone Harbor wedding. Mari’s beautiful bridesmaids wore matching gowns in this lovely shade at this extraordinary, nautical wedding event.
January 9th, 2018
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas