Choosing the perfect wedding colour scheme
Wedding colour inspiration
The starting point for many brides is to look in magazines and websites (such as getwed.com) for inspiration. This is a great way to see what really works as well as to get a feel for trends and styles. However, you may be looking for something a little different and want to reflect your own style and personality in your colour choices. Inspiration can come from literally anywhere – designs on greeting cards, shop windows or blogs may all influence your choice. Some brides even base their entire wedding colour scheme on a single picture or pattern. Sweets can also inspire when it comes to colours, be they pastel coloured or a bright combination. Keep your eyes open for colours that you love and inspire you.
Remember your canvas when choosing your wedding colour palette
The venue for your wedding ceremony and reception will also play a part in your colour palette and acts as the canvas on which your wedding details will be ‘painted’. Before you finalise your wedding colour palette think about the backdrop to your wedding and the other colours that will be around you. Is your selected wedding palette enhanced or hindered by the backdrop? You may want to rethink your colours if it is the latter.
Keep your wedding vision in mind
You may be planning your wedding over several months and need to make many decisions about the style and design details throughout the process. Once you find the wedding colour inspiration that captures your imagination, think about why it is that you like the effect and take note of the tones and the colours. Also think of the proportion in which the colours are employed; does one colour dominate and are others used as accents? You may want to reflect this in your interpretation. Keep returning to your original inspiration and don’t lose sight of the wedding colour palette that you are working to.
Enjoy choosing your wedding colour palette
Selecting a colour palette for your wedding day can be fun if you allow yourself time to consider your options and really reflect on your personality and what you love. Keep your mind open to inspiration and you could be surprised by where you find it – just be confident in bringing it to life on your big day. Get your friends together to discuss your favourite colours, and perhaps put together a few mood boards. You may even pick up some ideas from fellow friends which you had never considered.
The meaning of your wedding colour palette
Colour can be a very emotive thing as it can evoke feelings, memories or different moods. When it comes to selecting your wedding colour scheme, remember to consider the overall theme of your big day, including the season, location and guest list. When choosing your table decorations or invitations, to name but a few wedding aspects, it can be tempting to be sucked in by the array of different colour options available. But if you want to add meaning to your wedding day you need to be consistent. For example, bolder colours such as navy, red and emerald green shout glamour and sophistication. While pastels or soft gold and bronze suggest a calmer and delicate wedding theme. Choosing every colour under the sun will not help you achieve the togetherness every bride strives for.
Consider your partner’s tastes
Particularly for women, choosing the wedding colour scheme is a chance to express femininity. Unfortunately for the groom, this can mean an overload of pink and lilac, which is great for the bridesmaids, but perhaps isn’t the first colour the groom would opt for. While a neutral colour pallete can be just as attractive, an injection of colour is always welcome at a wedding. To ensure you both like the colour palette for your wedding, try to pick it together. It’s not just the invitations and napkins that will take on this colour, but potentially the groom’s waistcoat and tie. While some grooms are happy with whatever their bride chooses, others won’t leap at the chance to wear hot pink on their wedding day. Read more on getwed.com...
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