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2009 Wedding Color Forecast & Trends

Nov 18, 2008

This past year in a Kate Aspen survey, brides to be told us that the color blue was their top pick for wedding colors.  Fashion designers and the runways agree – blue is the top color for fashions next year as well.  But just don’t think of your standard blue – beautiful, saturated shades are making the list.

Not only is the fashion world screaming blue, but also the top stylists for America’s leading women also find this color to be fabulous.  Take a look at both Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain – both wore shades of blue for speeches during this past Presidential election campaign.

Michelle Obama's Blue Dress Michelle Obama's Blue Dress Cindy McCain's Blue Dress

2009 wedding colors think:

  • Clear Bright Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Green Blue
  • Deep Violet Blue
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Palace Blue
  • Williamsburg Blue

The complimentary colors which are in season for 2009 are:

  • Cream
  • Bone
  • Champagne
  • Taupe
  • Shimmering Light Gold
  • Tan
  • Beige

Also worth note is gray.  Gray has made a comeback and also compliments blue nicely. Think light gray, steel, gunmetal, charcoal and brushed silver.

Blue is universally flattering – there is a shade which will suit everyone in your wedding party.  Blue is also, classic, traditional and timeless.  If you are considering blue as your wedding colors, why not compliment your wedding by purchasing blue wedding favors to match?

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4 Responses to “2009 Wedding Color Forecast & Trends”

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  4. Favor Bonanza - January 28th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I can see why blue would be a top pick – given the tradition of “something blue.” But also, bridesmaids will feel good about buying a blue dress (as opposed to something like “salmon”,) and may even be able to re-use it for other occasions if it’s a fashionable choice. I really like the idea of giving blue wedding favors as well, since most people LIKE the color and may actually appreciate the gift.