3 Spring Color Trends

April 13th, 2015 by Beth Somers

One of my favorite parts of spring is the return of color. After the holidays, winter is muted and neutral, filled with charcoal and heather gray, black, and brown. When bits of color start showing up, whether they’re plants popping through the cold or in peoples’ warmer weather outfits, it’s an instant mood lifter. Add some color to your cakes and other sweet treats for a similar effect. Here are some of the colors that will be big in cake decorating this spring.

 

  1. Teal

 

Teal explodes off of white canvases, be it buttercream, royal icing, or fondant. It’s vibrant and bold, and plays well with other bright colors like crimson red and violet. Whether it is used as a primary focus or as an accent color, teal brightens up cake designs. Take a look at our Sweet Garden Cake to see how teal is used.

 

 

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  1. Shades of Violet, Lavender, and Purple

 

At Wilton, we’re always seeing purple (check out our logo!), but this spring it really is everywhere. From muted shades to full pigment, you’ll find every shade and hue of purple in cake decorating this spring. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that lilacs and violets bloom in the spring, with lavender following close behind? Find color inspiration in all of these pretty plants. Our Five Shades of Violet cake uses several shades of purple.

 

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  1. Subdued Pastels

 

Pastel shades are always popular during springtime, but this year’s pastels have an edge. Forget baby pink and little boy blue. Adding just a hint of ivory or black to standard pastel colors makes them feel totally different, and totally on trend for 2015. These Garden Shapes Cookies use a variety of pastels:

 

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Beth Somers Beth Somers is the Senior Test Kitchen Manager and has taught at the internationally acclaimed Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art in Darien, IL. As a competitor on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, she shined as a champion during season 6. Before joining Wilton, Beth honed her pastry skills at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Beth loves showing people how fun and easy it can be to bake and decorate amazing sweet treats with Wilton products.

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