Ombré (pronounced ohm-bray, or ohm-brah if you want to talk in a fancy french accent) is a trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. What is ombré exactly? Basically, it’s just a gradual change in color. If you want to get all technical, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ombré as: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.
This theme is great if you are drawn to a particular color but can’t quite nail down a shade. With ombré you don’t have to choose, and since the colors are from the same family, there’s no need to worry about clashing. My inspiration for this board came from the pic of the lovely bridesmaids in the upper left corner. I’m not quite sure how they ended up as picture 4. Poor planning on my part, I guess. Regardless, the various shades of blue add depth and visual interest, while still coordinating beautifully.
1. Cake from Bobbette & Belle 2. Statement necklace from Etsy 3. Blue bottles pic found here 4. Blue bridesmaids pic found here 5. Ombré escorts found here 6. Custom invitations from Etsy 7. Pinwheel bouquet from Etsy
The fabulous thing about ombré is that it can be done with any color, so the possibilities are limitless. Are you looking for inspiration? Head on over to the paint department in your local home improvement store and snag a few free paint sample cards. You could even hand sample cards out to your bridesmaids to make their lives a bit easier when it comes to dress color selection.
What do you think about this ombré craze? Are you planning on utilizing this theme at your wedding or next party? Leave us a comment and tell us all about your plans!