Pantone Colours of 2016

As 2015 begins drawing to a close, we are in full preparation mode for our 2016 craft parties. We are already noticing that the latest Pantone Spring colour report to be very true representation of the popular colour schemes coming through for next year. With lots of our bookings already sharing their colour schemes, party themes and wedding palettes with us, we're excited to go out sourcing all the special materials needed ahead of each and every crafty workshop.

Pantone's fashion colour report for Spring 2016 has a beautiful combination of dusky pastels, mixed with more vibrant tones to liven up the colour palette, giving it a fresh Spring feeling. Check out the full colour report below and pick out your favourite tones.

With a few Patchwork Quilt and Cushion making workshop lined up to kick off 2016 with, it's not surprising to see that several of our groups have requested to use combinations of classic dusky pinks, peachy tones and pastel blue fabrics to create their individual and bespoke Patchwork squares. The vintage theme is still proving popular for this particular crafty party option for both the hen party and baby shower versions.

In the new year, we also have a bunting hen party workshop booked in using some of the boldest colours on this Pantone report. Mixing Fiesta red and Buttercup yellow along with rich orange tones. All part of a retro inspired palette to co-ordinate with one Bride-To-Be's colourful wedding colour scheme.

But we think that the Iced Coffee tone will lend itself well to rustic wedding colour schemes too, mixing beautiful neutral tones with hessian fabrics. We have a very rustic inspired colour palette to work with for a Wedding Flower Decoration in April, where we will be creating textile floral displays for centrepieces at one crafty bride's wedding venue. Looking forward to seeing the results of that one!

The biggest news from this colour report, is that for the very first time Pantone has selected not one but two tones to be the top colours of the year. Moving on from deep Marsala in 2015, this year both Rose Quartz and Serenity are highlighted as the colours of 2016. Drawing upon the influence of gender issues, equality and fluidity in today's society, it's a colourful snapshot of contemporary social issues!

We're looking forward to seeing how these colour tones are mixed and matched by our crafty groups over the coming months! In the meantime, keep tuned to our Instagram to go behind the scenes at Crafty HQ and see all the materials, trims, buttons and bows we'll be preparing ahead of our next season of craft party workshops.

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Pantone Colour of Spring 2016, Colour Trends, Graphic by The Crafty Hen