“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way
-things I had no words for.”-
One of the first items on a bride’s task list is to determine her color scheme. Colors in wedding design should be carefully thought out and purchasing decisions should be on hold until the colors are chosen. The most important thing to remember when choosing a wedding palette is: What colors make you happy? What colors do you surround yourself with daily? What colors really convey your personality? They affect many factors in styling your day, from your invitation suite to your table settings.
These are also a few questions that one should ask when choosing the colors for their wedding:
Will the colors look good in photos?
Often, very bold colors do not translate well in photos if they are not toned down with more muted, or neutral colors. The eye has a natural need to rest.
Will they look dated in a few years?
Check out wedding photos from the 1970’s, those were some scary color choices and always will be. Don’t date your wedding with really trendy colors.
Are they complimentary on the color wheel?
Some colors really do not go well together. If they hurt your eyes a little than they shouldn’t be used for your wedding.
Here are common color choice mistakes:
A monochromatic color scheme is usually very attractive, just make sure it doesn’t come across as dull. Sometimes just a shade or two lighter or darker can make all the difference. Also, trying to color match your flowers to your colors is a no-no. For example, there are really no “turquoise” flowers that exist in nature and a great florist will not be tempted to tint any to match. Florals are a beautiful way to create contrast and interest to your wedding, they should not be the same color as everything else.
Feeling that you have to choose colors for the season that you’re getting married in. Those rules have gone out the door. Fall is my favorite time of year, but I prefer unexpected combos like those in this post. Deep Reds, Soft Greens, Steel Blue, and Blush Pink & Peach create a rich, classic and workable color palette.
Don’t overdo metallics. I love a little Tarnished Silver or Muted Gold incorporated in, however too much can look garish.
Using very bright colors should be done with restraint. If you want a Bright Orange or Hot Pink incorporated, maybe add some in the florals, the bridesmaid shoes, or table runners. Not the entire bridal party, full table linens or sashes on every chair. Too much of the bright color can become overwhelming fast.
It’s really important to give your wedding pros, a swatch or paint chip of your colors. For come reason the color “teal” means a variety of colors to people. Make sure you convey your version of them to your florist, coordinator, or stylist.
Trust the wedding pros that you’ve hired for your special day. They have created and seen many beautifully produced weddings, also some that are unforgettable, but not in a good way. Don’t be afraid to ask for their honest opinion. They may have that one piece of valuable advice that will make your wedding day stunning and timeless.
photos- brushfire photography bouquet ribbon-frou frou chic