Can’t decide on a wedding colour? Then think about opting for ombre – a new trend that’s gathering pace.

Ombre is when you use different shades of the same colour and graduate them down. So if your base colour is pink, then you work your way down from a soft blush through to a deep magenta, with every hue in between.

Ombre works well for choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses, on layers of cake, with confetti, invitations and your venue decor. And of course with flowers. Choose light coloured blooms at one end of your table arrangement then finish on a deep note. Your chairs can also echo the theme, use light and dark sashes on alternating chairs.