Pantone Emerald“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

That’s how Pantone, the authority on color trends, describes Emerald, Color of the Year for 2013.  Is there a better color to incorporate into your upcoming wedding?!  Don’t be intimidated by this bright hue – there are plenty of ways to make a simple statement with accents of this rich green.

First, start with touches of emerald – the subtle use of a bold color creates feelings of excitement but won’t outshine you.   Emerald ribbon-wrapped bouquets, printed programs or aisle runners are great ways to work in the lush green
that won’t overwhelm your wedding.

Though emerald pairs beautifully with both ivory and white, try also to select another cool color (like a delicate light blue) to incorporate in flowers or other elements.  A lighter shade will soften the bright emerald – complimentary colors creating a beautiful background for your spring or summer wedding.

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