A very Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be filled with tons of love, joy, and prosperity. We saw a lot of trends continue from 2010 into 2011, which included rustic landscapes, lots of pale, soft colors, a love of succulents, and more creativity in design than ever before. Vintage everything continued to rule, along with minimalist décor, and small details incorporated into every aspect of a design. Photo booths with kitschy costumes, signature drinks, and couples holding signs with every type of saying for invites and thank-you's ruled the blogosphere. 2012 promises to bring last year's trends into a new light.
- Rustic Goes Modern -- It seems as though brides, event lovers, and anyone who stares at wedding and design blogs all day have revolted in nausea over the sheer volume of rustic weddings that get published. Enter: Modern Rustic. Tightly packed, fully arranged blooms that are lush, and arranged in a more textured, compact way. The way that the flowers are arranged versus the container they are arranged in is what makes the difference. Hold on to those mason jars, but instead of having a few stems idly leaning against the side, they will be arranged in abundance. Parrish Designs creates modern looks by keeping varieties in bunches and angled. Hollywood meets vintage is a matrimony that will surely last.
Cobalt blue, raspberry, coral, and emerald are all the rage. Mixing soft sage greens with these eye-popping colors brings a wow factor. While soft palettes will always be pretty, the striking colors reflect a carefree personality.
The gals from P.S. & Associates are using this year's Pantone color board as their inspiration. The new Pantone colors of taupe, blue, tangerine and yellow are reminiscent of a day on the breezy beach, surrounded by friends, with the whole world ahead of you.