There are many options available when it comes to choosing the right color palette for your wedding. How do you know which one is best for you? What if you like several different combinations? It can be hard to pair your colors or to narrow it down to your favorite. Here are some tips to help you find the best wedding colors for your wedding.
Consider the Season
Certain color palettes are associated with each season. For instance, when you think of fall you probably picture rich oranges and mustard yellow. Maybe you associate pastels with spring and brighter colors with summer. Then you have jewel tones and the Christmas-inspired palettes for winter. One of the reasons that these colors are popular for these seasons is that the palettes represent the flowers that are in bloom. For instance, a December wedding may use holly, poinsettias, and greenery because those things are all in season.
Consider Your Venue
Your venue can play an important part in your color palette decision. For instance, if you get married in a church with blue carpet and blue stained-glass windows, you’ll need to factor that information into your decision-making process. Likewise, if you are getting married outdoors, you’ll have to dress for the weather. Floor-length black velvet in an outdoor venue in July may not be a great choice. Don’t forget to consider your venue.
Consider Your Wedding Style
What style is your wedding? Is it a beach wedding? Maybe you are going for the rustic trend that is super popular. You could be more of a boho wedding style or traditional wedding style. All of these different types of weddings have color palettes that have become associated with each. Beach weddings usually include light, airy colors such as white, sky blue, and peach. Traditional weddings typically feature a bride in white and a groom and groomsmen in black tuxedos each with a bow tie and cumberbund matching the bridesmaid’s dresses.
Consider Color Theory
A great way to get inspiration is to check out a color wheel. There are a couple of rules that lead to great combinations. One way is to pair colors that are next to each other on the color wheel such as purple and lavender. You can also pair complementary colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel. This will have you matching a warm color with a cool color and should be flattering for almost everyone.
Consider All the Options
When it comes to finding your color palette, be sure to explore all of your options. Some great places to look are bridal magazines, wedding websites, and Pinterest. You can find a ton of inspiration out there. Part of the joy of planning a wedding is doing the research and you might just find an unexpected color combination that you love.
Consider What You Like
At the end of the day, the rules don’t matter. It’s YOUR big day and you can choose whatever colors you want for your clothing, flowers, and decor. If your favorite colors are neon green and eggplant, so be it. You will be happier when you look back at your wedding photos if you choose the colors that really speak to you.
Happy Wedding Planning!
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