A quick guide to using the new season shades at your wedding

Those people at Pantone know their palettes. The global authority on all things colour's bi-annual colour picks influence everything from fashion and interiors to weddings, so we've put together our rundown of how to use their colours to covet in 2018 as part of your big day...

1. Meadowlark

yellow wedding themes

Just like the name suggests, this joyful shade of yellow is bold and optimistic and pairs beautifully with earthy tones and greens - just like you'd find in the meadow.

An ideal pick for weddings in a country or barn setting, it's a sweet pick for bridesmaids' frocks or floral garlands.

2. Cherry Tomato

cherry red wedding themes

A vivacious, energetic shade falling somewhere between orange and red, Cherry Tomato is zingy, bold and a lively choice together with greenery and white as a centrepiece, bouquet or peek-a-boo shoe for a brave bride.

3. Little Boy Blue

blue wedding themes

A comforting azure blue shade which is refined and relaxing, this is the go-to-hue for a destination do. Use it on chair covers for a seaside affair, on tablecloths as the backdrop to cocktails and canapes, or as a suit, shirt or tie colour for fashion-forward grooms.

4. Chilli Oil

chilli red weddings

A brown-based red which is rich and earthy, Chili Oil is gorgeous shade to tie-the-knot with on the ski slopes, in a wintry country affair or at an elegant do in an historic house or vintage-inspired venue. Pair with twiggy arrangements on the mantlepiece, deep green bouquets and ivy garlands.

5. Pink Lavender

pink lavender weddings

A soft, romantic shade falling between a violet and a rose, this understated tone is one for the true romantics. Use it in an embellished belt or sash for the bride, in the groomsmen's ties to match blushing bridesmaids or in old-school floral arrangements in vintage vases.

6. Blooming Dahlia

pink weddings

A coral-inspired blush shade, Blooming Dahlia blends a hint or rustic romance with the tropics in a shade which pops against lush greenery, looks beautiful with a beachside backdrop and is a classy choice for bridesmaids which will be worn again and again.

7. Arcadia

green wedding themes

An invigorating blue-green with just a touch of retro, Arcadia complements a garden wedding or looks ultra-glam with gold accents for a modern take on Hollywood Regency style. Pair with rich tones of chocolate and cream for a look that's effortlessly elegant.

8. Ultra Violet

purple wedding themes

Original, magical and somewhat surprising, Ultra Violet is a glorious attention-seeking shade which will lift the mood in any contemporary wedding setting. A favourite with creative and spiritual types, we love it in garlands, in a big sash around a bold bouquet or in hanging bouquets above farmhouse tables.

9. Emperador

dark brown wedding themes

Strong and handsome, Emperador is a rich chocolate shade which looks modern and striking paired with pale blue, muted pinks or the lightest of greys with a touch of brass or antique silver. Use it as the trim on menus and invitations and in sweet signage.

10. Almost Mauve

pale mauve weddings

Our new neutral crush, Almost Mauve is an ethereal shade between grey and lilac which makes a dignified choice for everything from your wedding gown to the boys' ties to a divine dress for the mother-of-the-bride.

11. Spring Crocus

wedding colours

A flamboyant shade of fuchsia which is cosmopolitan and cool, this is the colour fashion-forward bridesmaids will be asking for. An inspired pick for floral centrepieces, headpieces, nostalgic vases and fanciful favours, it's a fresh fave especially suited to a spring fling.

12. Lime Punch

Lime green weddings

A zesty, zingy shade between yellow and green, this look-at-me shade is ideal for an island or tropical wedding and pops when paired with watermelon, rich greens and deep blue. Use as the inspiration for a personalised cocktail or dessert bar.

Find out what the new classic wedding colours are for 2018...

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