Choosing Your Wedding Colours: How Do You Go About It?
Your wedding colors play a vital role in how your overall day will look. They’ll set the tone, show your personality and affect how everything comes together on the big day. If you’re unsure of how to go about it, here are some pointers which might help.
Speak To Your Bridesmaids
Your accent color will decide what color dresses your bridesmaids will be wearing on the day. Talk to them and ask them if there are any colors they are especially uncomfortable with wearing, which may help you to narrow down your choice. For example, certain shades (particularly very bright shades) like orange, green or yellow won’t be the most flattering with most people’s skin tones. Of course, it’s your big day, but try not to go too bridezilla! Your close friends as your bridesmaids will be up there with you too, and you don’t want them to feel insecure or self-conscious. It could be a good idea to have a few shades in mind for your wedding, and then go dress shopping with your bridesmaids first. Then if you manage to find the perfect gown, this is your main color choice to go for.
Draw Inspiration From Your Setting or Venue
Once you’ve decided on a venue, take a look around at the existing color scheme. If it’s a blank slate, you have free reign but anything with colored walls or carpets will look better with coordinating tones. For example, if your venue has orange carpets and you want mint green as your accent shade, it’s not going to look visually pleasing overall! If you have a charming, rustic looking venue, then a super modern and crisp color scheme may look out of place. So it can be worth spending some time thinking about how everything will look and all come together before finalizing your choice.
Think of Your Wedding Decorations
If you have a particular type of flower you have always wanted to use in your wedding, find out what colors these come in. Many flowers such as roses can be bought in lots of different colors, so you have more choice. But bear in mind that more unusual shades will be harder to locate, and cost more money. If for example, you’ve always loved lilacs or sweet pea flowers, it’s a clue that you should go down the purple/ lilac route. If you plan on using lilies, peonies or traditional roses, then pink is the best choice. Another thing to think about is your wedding stationery since this will also incorporate your colors. This is the first hint guests will get of your big day so you’ll want to get it right. You could order some wedding invitation samples before placing the full order so you can see how your colors and designs look together.
Co-Ordinate Colors By Season
Use the season you’re getting married in to help decide on your color palette. Pastel hues are typical in the spring- lilacs, powder blues, and pale dusky pinks are good choices. For summer you could go with something more vibrant- fuchsia, coral or teal could be a great option. Fall moves into warmer shades, burgundy, berry red, burnt orange, and golds. And winter works well with cool blue shades from light ice blue to navy to silvers and gray tones.
Pick Your Favourite Colours
While there’s more to choosing great wedding shades than simply picking your favorites, it’s a good place to start. These are your favorites for a reason, they inspire and draw you to them and so could be a good option for your wedding. If you’re not sure, there are an enormous amount of wedding pictures online to look through. Search somewhere like Pinterest and see which shots you’re most drawn to. From that, you should get a good idea as to what colors attract you most.
Search For Color Combinations That Work
For your accent color, you could pick two different shades of the same color- for example, pale blue and navy. Or you could choose contrasting yet complementing hues. This includes combinations such as blush pink and gray, mint and peach or red and black. That way once you’ve decided on your first shade, it’s easy to choose a second since you can narrow the search down to complementary shades.
Go With an Achromatic Color
Finally, if nothing seems quite right then an achromatic shade is a good way to add accent hue without going down the colorful route. Tones of gray/silver or black can look striking against white for a wedding. So if you’re not really into color, or just want to make a statement this is an excellent way to go.
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