One of the first decisions a couple makes in their wedding planning process is their color theme. It’s actually a bigger decision that you might think at first glance and a lot goes into it.
Some things to consider:
- What base color(s) will you be working with (think black tuxes and pink gowns for example)
- Consider the season of the year you’ll say I Do. Fall tends toward warmer colors, spring the pastels, winter the jewel tones. But that’s not a hard and fast rule of course.
- Think about where you will be photographed. An outdoor wedding can handle brighter colors, a venue with a certain color carpet might not show off certain colors well.
- What would you say your style is? More feminine and flirty types may gravitate toward pinks, lavenders and pastels for example.
- What colors do you look good in?
- Are there colors that people in your wedding party will look horrible in?
- Are there colors that don’t make your list?
- What colors do you gravitate toward?
- Think about what colors you buy, your makeup or nail polish, what color flowers you prefer, your favorite sweater……
Don’t overthink it!
But DO think about the color wheel. Let’s say you love navy blue (shout out to the Pantone Color of the Year), pink and cream.
Old school rules say that colors tend to work best when chosen across the wheel, or ‘right next door’. A three color blend would be split into even thirds, for example red-orange, blue-green, and violet.
- Navy + yellow + Blue
- Soft Gold + Peachy Pink + Aqua
- Chartreuse + Powder Blue + Classic Navy
- Peach + Sage + Wine
When you look at a color wheel and choose your top two colors, it’s easier to pull a colors that are complimentary—- and you might be surprised by the combinations you come up with.
- Make a list of your own favorite color combinations
- Find freebie paint chips at the hardware store that represent each color and make your own sample color schemes.
- Think about it for awhile!
- Consider how the wedding dress and/or the tuxedo will look with these colors and how flowers will represent this theme.
- Don’t be afraid to show your individuality but remember photos will tell the tale years down the road.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”
Is there a color or color scheme that you think is “too unusual” to consider? Ask a family member, or a trusted member of your wedding party for their opinion. It might be just the right thing to make your wedding unique and totally ‘yours’!
We can’t wait to see what colors you choose for YOUR wedding!
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