You say goodbye, but I say yellow...

With every new year comes talk of new color trends. Pantone, the most famous of these palette prognosticators, chose Emerald, stating that "symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world."

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From paint companies to interior decorating firms to major fashion houses, most folks are putting their money on cool tones in 2013. Sherwin-Williams went with "Aloe" while the Color Marketing Group tapped "ReBlued". The good folks at Benjamin Moore, however, seem to think otherwise.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Lemon Sorbet.

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I'm siding with Benjamin Moore, at least where weddings are concerned. Wedding trends have started sliding from bold and offbeat back toward vintage and romantic. While yellow is still considered by some to be too vibrant for a wedding color palette, this lovely shade is delicate and feminine without being too girly. Lemon Sorbet is a soft, buttery yellow that is as light and airy as sunshine, and as sweet and simple as whipped buttercream.

I absolutely love how versatile this color is! While it's definitely a neutral, it still radiates joy. In the photos below, it's used in so many different ways from kraft paper, to chiffon, to frosting, to arrangements set in silver julep cups. The styling is so different at these events, the level of formality runs from low to high, but the color still works because it can be dressed up or down. 

Beachy seafoam colors are shaping up to be popular in 2013, but there are so many great ways to work Lemon Sorbet-like details into a wedding day. Serving a lemon drop martini as a signature cocktail, for example, or scattering pale yellow rose petals down the aisle of an outdoor wedding. There's no way of knowing which color predictions will succeed and which will fail (Tangerine Tango, anyone?), but this girl is hoping that Benjamin Moore's pick will knock it out of the park.