Pantone’s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid! Ideas to Incorporate the Hue into your Wedding

by Anchal Bhatia

Recently, Pantone revealed the color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid! And like always, we believe this color will also have a major influence for the weddings. A harmony of purple, fuchsia, and pink undertones, this hue is a bright vibrant color that can be used throughout the many details of your wedding day. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

Radiant orchid wedding theme

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Wedding Invitations

Incorporate the color of the year into your invitations by including a design that flourishes in the hue or by using radiant orchid colored paper. If the budget allows, opt for letterpress invitations, as it will help you create a perfect design. You can mix and match by using this color for the invitations and its sister shades such as purple, lavender, and pink for the RSVP cards. If you would rather be more subtle, opt for classic white invitations and just include the hue on the envelopes.


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Dendrobium orchids are an ideal choice for a radiant orchid wedding. Use them in your centerpieces and bouquet paired with other shades of pink and purple for noticeable floral arrangements. Instead of a traditional white table runner, use your wedding color and scatter flower petals on it. Alternatively, stick to white table runner and use the theme color in the tablecloths and chair covers. Hang purple and pink lanterns or balloons from the ceiling if your wedding is indoors, or simply string them between trees or other sturdy fixtures outdoors. Balance out the vibrant color with some greenery. Olive green, turquoise, and teal work well as a cool balancing color for radiant orchid.

Wedding outfit

Radiant orchid wedding dress

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Dress up your wedding party in outfit that mirrors your radiant orchid wedding theme. According to the season, bridesmaid can wear short, mid, or long lengths in solid wedding color. Whereas, a traditional white dress next to radiant orchid bride’s maids will really set you apart on your big day. Accent your wedding dress with a matching ribbon under the bust and other bridal accessories.

Overall, radiant orchid is charming and modern when incorporated into your wedding. Would you like to stage your big day around the color of the year?

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