A year when the world went topsy-turvy and literally landed itself into a pandemic, 2020 was a rather absurd one that people couldn’t wait to get over with. While the world en masse, set foot into 2021 with a hope for better days & happier lives, Pantone went a step ahead and decided to enrich this year with more cheer, radiance, and colors.
Abiding by their ritual right of declaring a ‘color of the year’ each year that influences and guides the palettes all across the globe, they announced two hues for 2021- PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. And since, we are all about weddings, we’re going to help you with ways you can incorporate these hues in your wedding this year.
Explaining it as a marriage of colors conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, Pantone in their announcement post wrote, “Illuminating is a bright & cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow shade imbued with solar power. Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid & dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. These two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.”
Since the symbolism of these hues resonate with the essence of wedding celebrations quite a lot, it is only fitting that we dive right into the ideas and inspiration without further ado!
1. Wedding Decor
Whether its planning a yellow themed decor for your haldi or mehendi ceremonies or infusing silver and metallic bling into your sangeet or reception decor, you can never go wrong with these colors.
2. Wedding Fashion
Whether it’s Illuminating or Ultimate Gray, both the hues are heavily incorporated in wedding couture with endless choices to pick from. From bride and groom outfits to pieces for the wedding guests, bride squads, and groom gangs, ways of infusing these hues in outfits are a lot. See for yourself.
3. Wedding Jewellery
While brides love wearing yellow floral jewellery for their haldi or mehendi, silver jewels and yellow adornments also rule the women wedding fashion scenes equally gloriously.
4. Wedding Footwear
From bridal juttis, flats, and heels, to groom shoes, both Illuminating and Ultimate Gray make up for great picks to amp up your quirk quotient.
5. Bags & Accessories
Fancy carrying embroidered clutch bags or pretty sequin potlis? How about a striking umbrella for your bridal entry or fancy chooda covers and marsks? Well, pieces to elevate your look crafted in yellow and silver a lot. For instance, check these out!
6. Wedding Cakes
Whether it’s covered in a gray or yellow buttercream layer, blingy metallic sequins, or yellow florals, your wedding cake deserves to be adorned in these happy hues this year!
7. Wedding Invitations & Stationery
And of course, why leave your wedding invites and stationery behind? Whether you go all bright and vibrant or subtle with pastel hues, the choice is yours!
8. Wedding Makeup
These two hues are being infused in bridal eye makeup for a long time now and they look so hot! While brides prefer summery yellow lids for functions like day-time mehendi or welcome brunch, they love going all bold with shimmery-silver eyes for their sangeet and reception!