When it comes to picking wedding colors, there are so many options to choose from. How can you be sure that you're making the best... Read More
When it comes to picking wedding colors, there are so many options to choose from. How can you be sure that you’re making the best decision for your big day with so many possibilities?
Whether you’re dreaming of shades of pink and ivory or deep navy and pale gold, we have everything you need to know about choosing wedding colors. Check out these six tips for choosing wedding colors and find the perfect palette for your special day.
1. Start with your own closet.
What colors do you like to wear and that you know you look great in? This unusual, but excellent starting point, will mean the colors you choose are 1) ones you know and love, and 2) are ones that won’t wash you out on your big day.
2. Consider your venue.
It’s best to decide on your venue prior to your color palette. If you’ve already decided on your color palette before you find your dream venue, they may not mesh well together. Conversely, try using your venue for inspiration. Consider how your color scheme will look against what already exists in the space — from outdoor gardens to indoor ballrooms.
3. Don’t forget neutrals.
When choosing your wedding colors, it’s a good idea to include at least one neutral to add balance to your color scheme. A toned-down color like beige, ivory, pearl, or taupe can complement nearly any color in the color wheel.
Plus, neutrals are also an excellent choice for wedding flowers, as they can help accent the bouquet without overpowering it. By including a neutral color in your wedding color palette, you can create a look that is both elegant and timeless.
4. Keep your colors seasonal
This is an arguable point, but something we felt was important enough to mention. When choosing your color palette, brides are often told to go seasonal. But what if pastels aren’t your thing and you’re having a spring wedding?
This is your day, so choose what will best fit you and your fiance. However, note that the colors you choose may be difficult to find when it comes to apparel and floral. When selecting an out-of-season color, you may want to prepare ahead of time.
5. Ask for opinions
Your florist and photographers have seen and worked on many weddings and unusual requests. If you’re open to sound advice, reach out to the professionals you’ve hired to hear what they say about the color palette you are going with. They’ll be able to give you an honest opinion about your choices.
6. Choose 5 – 7 colors
Michelle Edgemont, a florist in NYC, uses this formula for choosing colors for a wedding palette.
- Main colors: largest flowers in your arrangements, wedding party dresses and ties, envelope color of your invites
- Secondary colors: smaller flowers in your arrangements, linen and napkin color, ink color on your invites
- Highlight colors: pops of flowers in your arrangements, envelope liner of your invitations, bridal and bridesmaids jewelry, pops of color in your catering rentals
By having a main color or two, several secondary and highlight colors, you’ll have a well balanced color palette.
With all of the planning that goes into a wedding, it’s important not to overthink your color palette. Use these six tips as a starting point and trust your gut when it comes time to make decisions.
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