Wedding Wednesday Planning Tip - How do you choose your wedding colors?
1. Think about the setting.
Is your venue rustic, classic, or urban? Is your venue full of light, more moody, or showcasing natural elements?
With a venue full of white and light, adding in a bright color pop like hot pink or royal blue to offset the walls would give your wedding a nice touch. If you are looking for more of a sophisticated feel in a classic venue, adding in some maroon, gold, black, or gray would give the wedding a polished, formal feel.
If you want to incorporate a rustic vibe into your wedding, you could choose gold or brown as a base color and another bright or pastel color as a complement, such as mint, turquoise, or peach.
2.Think about the season.
Do you want to incorporate the seasonal colors of your wedding day by adding some rosy, pastel colors for spring or jeweled tones for winter?
3.Think about your favorite colors.
Do you have a certain color that makes you super happy and always surrounds you? Is a certain color significant to you? This might be a great color for your bridesmaids dresses or ties for your groomsmen.
4.Think about the mood you want to create for your big day.
Do you want to cast a warm glow over your day by adding some gold or sparkles? Do you want a polished, classic affair by adding in clean, brights like white or cream? Google some color swatches and think about how certain colors make you feel. Do you want these colors surrounding you on your big day? Are your chosen colors helping to establish a mood?
5. Think about what the colors represent.
Colors often have psychological representations.If you are still struggling with choosing a color, you might want to think about your relationship, important values, or the feel of your wedding and work from one of those representations.
red can represent love, passion, power, strength, and luck
yellow can represent joy, hope, happiness, sunshine, and summer
green can represent good luck, nature, youth, and fertility
blue can represent peace, harmony, stability, and unity
purple can represent wisdom, royalty, spirituality, and ceremony
orange can represent energy, warmth, vitality, and autumn
gray can represent dignity, maturity, safety, and stability
brown can represent earth, reliability, simplicity, and comfort
white can represent marriage, peace, youth, and humility
black can represent sophistication, wealth, power, elegance, and formality
Once you pin down a vibe and a favorite color, you can consult the color wheel or Pinterest for some color options that will go great with your primary color choice.
Wedding Wire's Color Palette Generator
The Knot's article about 15 Color Combos You've Never Seen
Wedding Color Palettes on Pinterest
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Jessica McIntosh-Brockinton, Whimsical Moonbeam Photography's (Arkansas Weddings & Portraits) owner and lead photographer, blogs about weddings she has photographed, wedding style, and planning tips.