Guest Post By Anne Chertoff

Of the thousands of new designs showcased at the National Stationery Show the number one trend was color. Remember Vera Wang’s all-red runway show at the most recent New York Bridal Market?  And the bright blue details on Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 gowns?  Stationery designers have taken the hint that weddings don’t have to be all white and created collections in a rainbow of colors from bright and bold to metallic and even neon hues.  Here’s a look at the colorful collections you’ll soon be seeing in stationery stores:

Dauphine Press launched a number of new suites for their Custom Wedding Portfolio II book. The new looks include foils (both silver and gold options) and edging colors.  The sherbert (mint and pale orange) palette of the Hamilton and Calistoga suites shown here is a fresh color combination.

Photos Courtesy of Dauphine Press

Bright neon hues were popular in the ready-to-wear collections featured at the Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and since then the 1980’s color palette has been everywhere — clothes, shoes, bags and even manicures! Fig. 2 Design Studio has created two invites with neon accents using coral/orange and pink. The Just My Type suite mixes neon coral and navy as well as bold and cursive fonts. And the White Wonder suite adds an element of texture to a white card with hot pink ink.  The envelope liner adds a pop of sunshine yellow.

Photos courtesy of Fig. 2 Design Studio

Haute Papier’s new Luxe collection features wedding invitation suites in a range of colors from bold brights to pretty pastels. The red and turquoise in The Charlie design really pop right off the page and add an element of fun to a your wedding, while the coral and soft sky blue in The Jack suite perfectly complements a destination wedding on the beach.

Photos courtesy of Haute Papier

Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry.