As the 2017 wedding season begins to kick up across the U.S., the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, CORT Events, is sharing the top wedding design trends for the year.
Working with hundreds of couples each year to help bring their vision to life for their pending nuptials, we at CORT think that the best wedding designs should capture both today’s trends and remain timeless as albums are shared and passed down through generations.
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:
1. 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. CORT’s Marche Ottomans prove to be a popular way to add those hues into the reception. Scatter them around and use as innovative seating for guests. Adding bold accent pillows and rugs is another practical way to get color into your design on a budget.
2. Weddings Go Au Natural. With Greenery as the Pantone Color of the Year, earthy vibes are popular across event design, including weddings. In fact, the earthy, au natural theme is one of the biggest of the year. Couples can incorporate green elements into their wedding planning via accessories or even lifelike Boxwood Hedges to invite the outdoors into the wedding venue. Incorporate natural elements like marble, wood, and stone into your table settings as another way to highlight this theme. CORT’s selection of lifelike greenery, Rustique wood dining and Alondra marble accent tables are great additions to any space.
3. 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 metallic, creates a surprisingly sophisticated urban vibe that is more accessible to today’s millennial couples. CORT’s Geo Wood Cocktail and End Tables are a good example of black metal and wood used together. Hayworth tables can be used to add a refined element and rose gold is definitely on trend.
Pops of color, au natural, and modern industrial designs bring trendy twists to classic wedding looks this season. Companies like CORT Events can help couples easily blend these designs to have an elegant affair that leaves guests in awe.
Erinn Jones is a marketing manager at CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings. To learn more about CORT’s exhibit and event rental collections or its Social Tables integration, visit www.cortevents.com.