Top Wedding Trends Reflect Home Design Directions

Wedding designs trends can often mirror or further influence home furnishings
May 16, 2017Allison Zisko

wedding trendsBright colors on white or other neutral base are on-trend
CHANTILLY, Va.—This year’s weddings are being marked by bold color pairings; natural, earthy tones; and a new twist on the farm-to-table trend, according to Cort Events, a furniture, lighting and accessories rental company.

As the wedding season kicks into high gear, Cort Events has an inside look at the top 2017 wedding design trends, many of which may mirror or further influence home furnishings. “The best wedding designs should capture both today’s trends and remain timeless as albums are shared and passed down through generations,” said Kevin Dana, executive director of marketing and product development for CORT trade show and event furnishings. “This year’s wedding trends offer new twists on classic styles, such as adding bold accent colors, adopting a natural organic theme, and incorporating a mix of textures and materials—a nod to mid-century design which has become a design staple.”

Leading the top wedding design trends for 2017 are:

• Color Makes a Comeback. Splashes of bold color and bright pairings are all the rage in weddings this year as couples choose wedding colors to impress. Grey and white continue to be the neutral base, with shades of blue, green, purple and pink layered for maximum effect.

• Weddings Go Au Natural. With Greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year, earthy vibes are popular across event design, including weddings, and the au natural theme is one of the biggest of the year, Cort said.

• Modern Meets Industrial. Rustic, farm-to-table trends are sticking around, with a twist. “We’re seeing the same rustic woods and greenery this year, now paired with marble and metallics for a more refined look. The designs feel more modern, and eclectic. The mixture of materials, including black metal with natural woods and shiny metallics create a surprisingly sophisticated urban vibe that is more accessible to today’s Millennial couples.”

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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