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Pantone's Color of the Year in 2023 Wedding Color Combination Ideas
Pantone’s color of the year for 2023 is here!
That means we can finally dream about Pantone color palettes that are perfect for weddings!
Viva Magenta is part of the red family, which makes it a passionate color, but this particular shade is also a shapeshifter. Rooted in the primordial and inspired by the cochineal beetle, it strengthens our relationship to nature while simultaneously encouraging experimentation, inviting us to look towards the future.
It is a color that is inclusive of all, which means it can evoke very different moods, depending on the other colors you pair it with.
Without further ado, here are our favorite Pantone color of the year palettes that include 2023’s Viva Magenta.
Table Décor With a Deep Magenta Tablecloth, Candles, and Orchids: Hochzeitskiste, Bride With the Groom in a Brown Suit Surrounded By Red and Brown Florals: Brides of Austin, Chocolate and Wine Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Chocolate and Wine
If you want your wedding color palette to remain rooted in nature, combine Viva Magenta with shades of chocolate and wine.
This shade of magenta can liven up any rustic wedding, if you plan on incorporating details like wooden trays and arches made of natural branches. This combination of colors can be dressed up at a vineyard wedding or dressed down at a ranch wedding complete with cowboy boots and hats. With the right touch, it could even look beautiful at an industrial wedding with a backdrop of exposed brick and brown tablecloths.
At first glance, pairing Pantone’s Viva Magenta with green looks like the perfect combination for a Christmas wedding. It is! But, by combining this shapeshifting shade of red with a shapeshifting spruce hue, you get a surprisingly versatile color palette that can work for spring, summer, and fall weddings too.
For example, choose your greenery wisely to set the right tone at your wedding—palm leaves for a summer wedding and evergreen boughs for a winter wedding. Play with these colors in unique ways, like incorporating them into your attire, and choose metallic details wisely. Copper, brass, and antique gold are great for earthy weddings while silver harkens to the holidays.
Two Tier Wedding Cake Decorated With Slices of Citrus Fruit: The Southern California Bride, Bride Holding a Bouquet of Yellow, Orange, and Magenta Flowers: The Big Fat Indian Wedding, Orange and Lemon Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Orange and Lemon
Want to brighten things up? Turn to orange and lemon!
Display the bounty of summer by incorporating actual oranges and lemons into your décor with grapes in shades of magenta. Have fun with streamers at a festival wedding or go boho by incorporating rattan and wicker details.
Because this color palette looks like a sunrise, it’s the perfect choice for early risers. Host your ceremony in the morning as the sun is peeking over the horizon and you can rely on nature to provide you with the perfect backdrop.
Blue Brushstroke Wedding Cake Covered in Magenta Roses and Orchids: A Wedding Cake Blog, Floral Arrangement With Hanging Magenta Flowers and Blue Thistle: Rock My Wedding, Moody Blue Color Palette: Pantone Connect
This color palette is another one that harkens to a certain holiday at first glance, but it has much more to offer.
The combination of blues and Viva Magenta could definitely be used at a 4th of July wedding, but these colors can look beautiful at any summer wedding when you stay away from using too much white. Focus on florals in shades of red with blue details, like ribbons on bouquets and frosting on your cake.
Glitter and Gold
As far as we’re concerned, glitter is its own color! The glitter and gold palette provides you with the perfect opportunity to add plenty of sparkle and shine to your wedding day.
Cover tables with sequined tablecloths for plenty of sparkle. Gold votive candle holders create beautiful sparkling light as the flames flicker. Hang crystals from candelabras and have fun with magenta-colored geodes and agates.
If you are looking for a crisp, fresh take on color palettes that incorporate 2023’s Pantone color of the year, keep things simple with Viva Magenta and white.
White linens are great, but you can make things more interesting with texture. Chiffon can add a touch of romance to your wedding day, while velvet can give your décor a plush, luxurious feel. Turn traditions on their head by having your bridesmaids wear white, and create a stunning dessert table display with a naked red velvet cake.
Black and White Striped Table Covered in Magenta Flowers and Fruit: Weddings in Iowa, Wedding Cake With Dripping Black Frosting, Figs, and a Red Rose: Kate Aspen, Gothic Glam Color Palette: Pantone Connect
From nature-inspired color palettes to girly glitter and cheerful brights, we’ve seen just how Viva Magenta is for everyone, but we’re not done yet. If you lean towards deep, dark décor, go gothic glam at your wedding.
Dark red and black calla lilies are the perfect addition to a gothic glam wedding that uses Pantone’s color of the year. Have fun with things like feathers and black dripping candles, and go bold with deep magenta lipstick and dark eyeshadow.
Reception Vignette With Disco Balls and a Neon Heart on the Wall: Premini Events, Wedding Aisle Lined With Dried Flowers in Magenta, Purple, and Red: The Fig House, Fun and Funky Bubblegum and Plum Color Palette: Pantone Connect
Fun and Funky Bubblegum and Plum
If you’re looking for a truly unique color palette, turn to what inspired Pantone’s color of the year in 2023—the cochineal beetle.
These bugs are used to make a vibrant, deep dye that Viva Magenta mimics, but beetles are also known for their shining, futuristic metallic shells. By combining unique décor in shades of magenta, bubblegum, and plum, like painted palms, red baby’s breath, and colorful neon lights, you can provide your guests with a unique experience they will never forget.
Every wedding color palette sends a message and creates a mood. With Pantone’s color of the year in 2023, that message is one of joy, self-expression, and inclusion, which are all powerful emotions that can be harnessed on your wedding day with these color palettes.