2018 Color of the Year

You know it's officially December when the Color of the Year announcement happens... and it's today! The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultraviolet, a bright, bold purple. We've put together some color palette ideas for you who LOVE purple and those who would like a splash of it, but prefer other colors more. Enjoy!


Pantone 2018 Color Trends - Spring Report

Well, it's been months since we've posted - largely due to a busy 2017! If you love seeing a little paper every day, follow us on instagram- @designsinpaper since it's so easy to share a photo or two a day! For now, here's the 2018 Spring Colors from Pantone... a wide, wide mix of colors with the bottom row being the 'classics' that Pantone believes everyone will be using as the foundation for their trends for the year. Here's to a fabulous fall... and we'll share more weddings and work along the way!


2017 Pantone Color of the Year

It's hard to believe it's that time again... where has 2016 gone? Today, Pantone announced it's 2017 Color of the Year and it's Greenery. It's a bright and fresh green that reminds us of a new sprout of grass, a spring day with a gentle breeze and so much more. Here's a few color combination ideas to get you started thinking of how you can use it to be totally on trend next year!


Pantone's 2017 Spring Color Trends

Happy first day of fall! It's hard to believe it could really be fall with a 92 degree temp today - here's hoping it's soon those fabulous fall days we've been dreaming of in Tennessee! With the arrival of fall, fashion and trend lookers are already thinking of next spring so Pantone has announced their 2017 spring color trends. We've done a litte graphic of spring instead of the standard swatches for a change of pace. If you're planning a wedding, redecorating or pretty much anything for the next few months, you'll see these colors popping up around you - especially once the holidays come and go. Enjoy your color planning!


Spring Inspiration on Style Me Pretty

Wow - it's hard to believe that it's the end of June and the last post was in April! It's always a busy time between March and mid-June for us and this year's no different... If you want to keep up with what we're doing, follow us on Instagram (instgram.com/designsinpaper or @designsinpaper) since we post a photo pretty much every day there! We we were thrilled to see a spring inspiration shoot featured on the main page of Style Me Pretty in May... and here's some of the awesome shots from it - captured perfectly by Julie Paisley Photography and styling done by the fab team of Historic Cedarwood. Enjoy - and we'll see you back soon - or on Instagram daily!


Trend watch: Copper!

It's almost mid-April, which means we're well into 2016 wedding invitation design and production. One trend that continues to remain strong in the industry is metallics - and especially copper this year. It pairs easily with a variety of colors to set the mood for your big day effortlessly - whether it be with black, dusty blue or blush and burgundy - it's definitely a headturning combo. Here's a few of our favorite copper elements we've done in the past months. ENJOY!
photo credits: Jen&Chris Creed, White Rabbit Studios, Amilia Photography, Jen&Chris Creed, White Rabbit Studios, White Rabbit Studios


Spring, Speckled Eggs, Bunny and Watercolor

It's hard to believe that it's almost the end of March. March is that month that's very dynamic - from weather, life events and just general change in the world around me. Honestly, it has history of being THE big event month for me. LOTS of Big (wait, huge) things all have happened in March. Some have been great, some have been bad/sad/bittersweet, but they all have been BIG and life-changing. In the world of paper goods, it tends to be a really busy month - and this year's been no exception. So, in celebration of Spring, Easter and the dynamic March that is, here's some fabulousness featured on Wedding Chicks of the cutest speckled eggs, a bunny named Butterfinger and some really awesome watercolor paper goods... with the amazing styling of Firefly Events Nashville and captured perfectly by the uber-talented Jenna Henderson.