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Top 10 Spring Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone

I know you’re only just welcoming Autumn, but did you hear Pantone have released their Top 10 colours for Spring 2016? And, as always, they’re gorgeous!! So I have taken a closer look and pulled their pretty picks into inspiration boards, for you to see exactly how each one might work for your wedding…..

Top 10 Wedding Colours for Spring 2016 from Pantone

Now, if you’re newly engaged, or just new to Chic Vintage Brides, you may be wondering who is Pantone? And, why the heck should you care what colours they pick for next Spring? Well, remember last year how Radiant Orchid was EVERYWHERE? And this year everyone has gone Marsala mad? Well, that would be because Pantone chose them as their ‘Colour of the Year’. You see, they are the world authority on colour. Their colour cards and codes (those 6 digit numbers that follow each shade’s name) are referenced and used by almost every industry on the planet, and especially the fashion and wedding industries! And when they say a colour is fabulous and going to be big next year, they’re usually right. So you see, if you’re planning a wedding in 2016, you will want to know what colours Pantone has chosen, because these are the hues and shades that are likely to fill the shops! But if that’s not a good enough reason for you to have a look, they are also utterly lovely!


Rose Quartz

Like a bride’s blush, Rose Quartz 13-1520 (a move on from this Autumn’s Cashmere Rose) is gentle, delicate and utterly romantic. Charmingly subtle it is perfect for pairing with other shades of pink and pretty green hues for a Spring or Summer wedding…..

Top 10 Spring Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone - Rose QuartzRibbon ~ Dandelion & Grey  photography by Gregory Ross via Green Wedding Shoes,Bride & Bridesmaids ~ Bryce Covey Photography via SMP, Wedding Cake ~ Honey Moon Sweets photography by Rachel Solomon Photography via Wedding Chicks, Aisle Arch ~ Clary Pfeiffer Photography via Wedding Chicks, Centrepiece ~ Mindy Rice photography by Michele Beckwith


Peach Echo

A far softer shade than the oranges we have seen over the last two seasons (if you missed them, you can catch up here with Spring and Fall 2015) Peach Echo 16-1548 exudes warmth and is incredibly versatile, looking pretty as a picture with mint, green or blue. It’s also super flattering, so sure to be a shade your bridesmaids will love…..

Top 10 Spring Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone - Peach EchoFlower Crown ~Anthomanic photography by Laura Gordon Photography via Burnetts Boards, Engagement Ring ~ Tamara Gruner via Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Cake ~ Lael Cakes photography by Jen Huang via Style Unveiled, Wedding Stationery ~ Paperknots photography by Hannah McClune Photography via Want That Wedding, Tablescape ~ Justin DeMutiis Photography via SMP



My favourite of today’s shades, Serenity 15-3919 is a light and airy shade of sky blue. With a distinctly olde world feel it is a hue that is perfectly suited to a vintage wedding.

Top 10 Spring Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone - SerenityGroom ~ Julie Cate Photography via SMP, Wedding Stationery ~ PEONY Art Decoration Studio photography by Anastasiya Belik via Burnetts Boards, Door ~ J.Bird Photography via Ruffled, Bride & Bridesmaids ~ Clayton Austin via Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Cake ~ Mel Cakes photography by Sandra Marusic


Snorkel Blue

The nautical inspired Snorkel Blue 19-4049 is more one for the boys I think. A lively shade of navy it would make a fabulous masculine accent colour in a pretty Spring wedding palette…..

Top 10 Spring Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone - Snorkel BlueBride & Groom ~ D’Arcy Benincosa via Wedding Sparrow, Velvet Vintage Sofa ~ Milou & Olin via SMP, Wedding Cake ~ Cake by Nicole photography by Maru Photography , Wedding Stationery ~ Written Word Calligraphy photography by KT Merry via Flutter, Drinks Bar ~ Lora Grady Photography via Ruffled



Nothing says Spring quite like a vibrant yellow, and Buttercup 12-0752 is certainly that! Whilst the rest of Pantone’s picks for Spring 2016 exude calm, Buttercup is quite the contrast. But I love this bright and happy shade and can’t wait to see it popping up in your weddings!

Top 10 Spring Wedding Colours for 2016 from Pantone - ButtercupPlace Setting ~ Ryan Ray via Southern Weddings, Vintage Engagement Ring ~ Trumpet & Horn, Wedding Cake ~Kelly Cakes photography by Marta Locklear via SMP, Bouquet ~ Four Finches photography by Clary Photo via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Boutonnieres ~ Bows + Arrows photography by Ryan Ray via Southern Weddings

Well, that’s the end of Part I, what do you think?? Do you have a favourite? Have you spotted the new Marsala, which was Pantone’s colour of the year for 2015! After Emerald, Radiant Orchid and Marsala, I would like to see them go for Serenity and see how people interpret such a lovely soft shade for Autumn.

You will find Part II here – just wait until you see Limpet Shell and Lilac Gray!