How To Choose Your Wedding Colors: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Finding The Perfect Wedding Color Palette

How To Choosing Your Wedding Colors: Here's Everything You Need To Know About Finding The Perfect Wedding Color Palette
How To Choosing Your Wedding Colors: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Finding The Perfect Wedding Color Palette

It’s not as simple as picking your two favourite colours and basing the whole wedding on those hues. First, choose a broad aesthetic, and then use the following guidelines to pick out your colours.

Focus On Your Environment For Motivation

Location, location, location Start your venue search with a predetermined colour scheme in mind. Take some time to consider the colours you want to utilise and the relative importance of securing your ideal location and achieving your ideal colour scheme. If you find a great location but it doesn’t go with your colour scheme, you may want to consider switching things up by using a different colour or two. Spaces like lofts, tents, and repurposed factories allow you to add as much or as little colour and decor as you desire to make the space reflect your own taste. If you’ve settled on the right location, let it inform your choice of colours. Inspiration may be found in the decor and scenery of your reception hall, from the dining room’s antique Persian rug to the ocean outside the windows. That way, you can focus on making the most of your location instead of fighting against its colour scheme.

Always Remember What’s Most Important

Although the wedding location is often the most important decision to be made, there are other factors to consider that might come before picking the colors. Instead of attempting to find a method to include your ideal flower color – say, purple dendrobium orchids – into your overall colour scheme, you might just base it on that idea. Your grandmother’s ivory table runner is a priceless heirloom, but if you choose the wrong colour scheme, it may be buried among the rest of the decorations instead of sticking out as boldly as you had hoped.

The Seasonal Mindset

The bride and groom might take fashion cues from the season they are being married in by choosing a colour palette that complements the wedding’s theme. Consider which colour you’d want to use to highlight the season. In the spring, rosy pink is ideal, while in the summer, coral is a must-have. A deep fuchsia complements the autumn’s jewel tones, while rosy pink and silver make a lovely winter colour scheme. Though seasonal colour “laws” have pretty much gone the way of wearing white after Labor Day, don’t let that stop you from wearing the colours you love year-round. A wedding in the autumn or winter may still be beautiful with the use of light pastels and barely-there tones, such as buff. The idea is to prioritise texture and maybe even introduce a brighter accent colour.

Describe The Mood

The colours you choose for your wedding are another way to set the mood. A dark or jewel-toned palette, such as ruby red and black or emerald and gold, is preferable to, say, bright pastels if you’re trying for a lot of drama. The colours you choose may have a big impact on the mood you create, so give some thought to the vibe you want to convey.

Pay Attention To Your Passions

You’ve chosen colours for your home’s decor that you know you’ll be happy with for a long time (and it’s nice to know you’ll be able to reuse those Moroccan lanterns after the wedding, too). Turn to your closet: What colours do you like to wear and accessorise with? You may use it as inspiration for your wedding colour scheme.

Carry Out Your Research

Inspiration may be found everywhere, from magazines to art galleries to the weddings of friends. You shouldn’t choose a colour scheme because it’s popular, but art and design may help you appreciate the shades you already like in a whole new light.

Don’t Forget To Use The Colour Wheel!

Picking colours isn’t something that requires formal training, but there are certain guidelines to keep in mind. In general, complementary colours are those that match a cold and warm hue (examples include orange and sky blue and turquoise and coral). The term “neighbours” refers to complementary colour combinations in which two colours are close in hue and/or value to one another (think: sunshine yellow and melon orange or fuchsia and blush). Violet and grey, blush and gold, and so on are all examples of classic colour combinations.

Try Not To Think Too Much About It

It’s tempting to feel that your wedding has to stick to a certain colour scheme. You may feel pressured to choose the “correct” colours from well-meaning friends and relatives who keep asking, “What are your colours?” if you’re just getting started with the planning process. However, colour need not play the pivotal role that it is commonly accorded. It’s important to remember that your wedding palette is more of a suggestion than a mandate when making selections like choosing flowers and bridesmaid gowns. Don’t worry yourself silly trying to make sure that every little piece of your wedding is properly coordinated in terms of colour. Instead, in addition to colour, consider the wedding’s style, formality, texture, and atmosphere as you design.