2009 Wedding Color Forecast and Trends

Popular wedding colors change yearly, even seasonally. In a 2008 Kate Aspen bridal poll, brides to be told us that blue was the “in” color for weddings and it appears that fashion designers agree – blue is tops for 2009 wedding trends. This past runway season, bright blue, cobalt blue, turquoise and every shade in between was the top color trend for the upcoming season.

The leading women in our country and their stylists agree – both Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain made their most memorable convention speeches in shades of turquoise blue. Both women are fashionable with their choice in color – shades of blue are the hottest colors for the upcoming season. Many of spring and summer’s looks will feature the greener side of blue, just as their dresses were for this past Presidential election.

In 2009, blue may be the trendiest, but shades will encompass various hues. Besides turquoise blue designers featured clear bright blue, green blue, deep violet blue, cobalt blue, palace blue, and Williamsburg blue in their collections. Think bright, strong or saturated hues of this dynamic color. The only shade which was missing from the 2009 fashion palette was navy.

This color is universally flattering – you will find a shade perfect to suit everyone’s complexion and hair color in your wedding party. It also is traditional, classic and timeless. It will also be the perfect “something blue” for your day.

If you are looking for complimentary colors to match your something blue theme, neutral trends from last year continue into 2009. While 2007 and 2008 focused on darker chocolate brown, 2009 concentrates on lighter neutrals – such as cream, champagne, bone, taupe, tan, shimmering light gold, and beige. All of these neutrals have a beautiful creamy undertone which complements the various shades of blue which are popular.

Another neutral which was popular on the runways was grey. Shades of grey whether it be light grey, steel, gunmetal or brushed silver also compliment the year’s color palette and strike a beautiful balance. Imagine your groom in a charcoal suit with a bright blue tie – simply stunning.

Other colors which are worth noting which also made the runways were light sherbet colors, perfect for the warmer weather such as Lemon Yellow, Pale Peach, Light Salmon, and Powder Blue.

Ultimately, your wedding colors should reflect you both, as a couple. Whether you choose a color which is trendy or if you choose your favorite hue make sure that it will be one you will enjoy looking at in your wedding photos for years to come.