Lucky Wedding Colours in the Year of the Tiger 2022
The date from the Lunar calendar shows 1st February 2022 as we celebrate Chinese New Year, meaning we change from the Year of the Ox to the Year of the Tiger.
Traditionally Chinese New Year is steeped in traditions from putting up decorations, having reunions with family members, exchanging of red envelopes and gifts which symbolise good wishes for the year ahead, is seen as bad luck for the year if you work on 1st February or if you wash or cut your hair. No-one will want to wash away a year’s prosperity. So, read on to learn the lucky colours that every wedding brides and grooms need to know for their wedding from 1st February 2022 until 31st January 2023.
In the UK we know the chinese cultural influences have brought us many traditions from cuisine, architecture, martial arts, religion and philosophy to name but a few. It’s the philosophy element that for many of us see as evident in our home, work and personal lives. And according to Chinese astrology, 2022 will be the Year of the Water Tiger as a creature that signifies ambition, competitive spirit, impulsiveness, and communication.
So every wedding wants to be surrounded in wishes of good luck for the future, so this blog is designed to help you understand which colours will help bring all that you wish for your way....with a little help from Feng Shui, the practice that is believed to balance luck, wealth and good health through its energies.
Latest Wedding Colours According to Chinese New Year 2022
Prominently green and blue stand out for good luck and fortune. But lets break it down further:-
Cerulean blue: This shade of blue described as a greenish blue represents serenity and luck in communication. But don’t use it excessively but ideally balanced with other colours below.
Mint green: This shade of green represents growth and inventiveness, and lucky for those embarking on a new journey in life. Again don’t use excessively as may have negative effect such as feelings of jealousy.
Fiery red: This bright shade of red brings luck and prosperity, of vitality,passion and love. A must for any wedding for an abundance of romance. Its also known to improve a love life. Again, word of warning – don’t use excessively as can cause emotions of anger.
Imperial yellow: This classic Chinese colour shade of almost yellow with hints of red has always stood for power, royalty,and prosperity. Used in a wedding setting, will bring wisdom and luck. Used excessively will bring vanity and even adultery, so be warned!
So lets talk Wedding Flowers!
As a Wedding Planner I know making a wedding day special is about making choices that mean something to you. So if you wish to bring in a spiritual element into your day, why not choose the lucky colour palette from the Chinese culture, but remember to get the balance right.
Of course, there are lots of ways to incorporate these lucky colours into your wedding day for 2022 from table décor to floral table arrangements and bouquets. Having spoken to local Specialist Florist ‘Flowers by Anya’ I asked her to give me some suggestions to create a wedding bouquet featuring the lucky colours:-
Lucky Wedding Flowers by Anya
Whilst Anya’s all time favourite wedding flower was…… casablancia white lily, she suggested the following:
Blue – Oxypetum which is good alternative to forget me not too. Or how about mixing eucalyptus, or a more darker blue go for delphinium
Mint Green – mint leaves or myrtle
Red – amaryllis
Imperial yellow – craspedia or cymbidium orchid
Of course when choosing its about balance, having too much of a good thing is not always positive. So bringing those colours with shades of white or gold will compliment and bring harmony. Seems Anya’s favourite white orchid can be included after all!
If you want to know more about expert florist Anya, her website is found at: https://www.flowersbyanya.co.uk/
So finally, Happy New Year everyone and may your celebrations usher good fortune and good health into your lives.