Don’t get scared by the amount of colors to choose from for your wedding! Here are five tips to help you choose the perfect wedding color palette!
For many couples, choosing their wedding color palette is one of the first things they do – maybe not before choosing their venue, but shortly thereafter! According to Jahid Hashan, “These days, your wedding expresses your personal style in a way it never has before. Translation? The pressure’s on!”
There’s a lot of emphasis put on the color palette as it influences almost every aspect of the wedding from your invitations to your bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen ties, table decor… it can feel like a lot of pressure to choose the perfect color combination.
Here are 5 tips to help you choose the perfect wedding color palette for your special day!
1.Think Of Your Setting/Venue
Totally stuck on what to pick for your color palette? The simplest place to start is to look to your venue and wedding location. You can play up the colors that are already there, or find colors that compliment the location. For example, if you’re having an outdoor wedding where there are lots of vibrant colors, go for a neutral palette to let those colors shine.
A wedding in the woods will have a lot of natural browns, so a pop of color would be stunning! If you play up the colors already present, you’ll avoid a color war fighting for attention. It may also help lower the cost of overall decor!
2. Keep The Season In Mind
Before choosing your wedding color palette, you’ve probably already set a date, or at least have a good idea of what season your wedding will take place in. Every season has a color palette that works in its favor. For example, fall is the perfect season to be bold and forward with unique colors. Spring is all about pastels splashed with statement colors, such as coral. Summer is perfect for bold shades such as yellow, red, or blue. Winter sees a lot of white or off white as well as metallics like silver, bronze, and gold, for richness.
Darker colors tend to work better for colder seasons and brighter colors are ideal for the warm weather. It is also important to keep in mind what flowers are available. If you have your heart set on sunflowers, you probably want to reconsider having your wedding in the dead of winter.
3. Consider The Overall Mood You Want To Achieve
Colors have the powerful ability to affect emotions and moods, so it is important to consider what kind of mood you want to set. Think about the style and atmosphere you want your wedding to have, and what colors fit naturally into that vision.
For example, if you’re going for a dramatic setting, a dark or fuchsia palette is a good choice. Chrissy Ott, founder of The Perfect Palette, says, “Fuchsia is fabulous for many reasons – it’s bursting with feel-good vibes and it works best with glamorously-styled affairs.” Red is associated with passion and romance, and yellow is frequently associated with joy and happiness while blue is typically calming and peaceful.
4. What Do The Colors Mean To You?
Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life, so why not choose colors that already mean something special to you? Think of the colors you loved as a child or your favorite flower, or about the colors present during your favorite vacation. You may associate certain colors with special memories, which could be a really meaningful way to choose your wedding color palette. If there’s one color you absolutely love, make it the focal point!
5. Look To What’s Trending!
When in doubt, get Pinterest out! Pinterest has tons wedding color schemes that you can take inspiration from. Create a board with different color palettes you like and you’ll start to see recurring colors and themes, which can form the basis of your color palette. If you want to go less high tech, read wedding magazines or visit an art gallery to discover different color combinations that jump out at you.
The key to this strategy is to REALLY love the colors you choose in the end. According to Jennifer Arreguin, co-founder of Santa Barbara-based event planning company Swoon California, “Trends come and go, as evidenced by your mom’s 80s-style, puffy sleeved wedding dress, so pick colors you personally love, not ones you saw on Pinterest or feel like to have to use.”
While is can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be! Make it a fun project for you and your fiance to do together. And don’t second guess yourself – there are so many beautiful colors to choose from for your wedding color palette – you can’t go wrong as long as you’re happy.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR PALETTE?
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And if you’re planning a fall wedding, check out our blog on the Top 10 Fall Wedding Colors and Combinations: http://blog.gourmetweddinggifts.com/fall-wedding-colors/
Want more color palette inspiration for the fall? Check out our Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/gourmetwedding/fall-wedding-color-inspiration/
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