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Weddings are filled with choices. At every turn, brides are presented with numerous choices about their special day. Everything from flowers and jewelry, to cutlery and dress codes, brides have so many decisions to make. It’s no surprise that some find it hard to make these decisions and still create a cohesive wedding image and style.
A color scheme is one of the first things that brides need to decide on. If used correctly, the focus color should be used in most wedding aspects in some unique way, even if it is very subtle.
Here is our guide to picking wedding colors!
Seasonality is one of the most important factors to consider when picking wedding colors. While the season may not be the only deciding factor, it is important to understand how much your wedding celebration could benefit from a seasonally appropriate color scheme. We’ve all seen those pictures of autumn weddings accented with tones of burnt orange and rust.
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Keep Your Venue In Mind
The venue is another factor that hugely impacts your decision when choosing wedding colors. Some colors work better in certain settings, and keeping that in mind is important. Bright summer colors like pink and purple may not work well in more traditional venues like cathedrals or manor houses. Muted tones like sage green and evergreen are best suited to outdoor venues or more relaxed.
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Set the Mood
Designing and executing the desired mood of your wedding can sometimes depend on the colors you choose. White tones evoke moods of peace, elegance, and sophistication. Red exudes passion, confidence, and bravery. Orange creates feelings of warmth, optimism, and a sense of wellbeing. Blue tones create a calm, reassuring, classic wedding look. Almost every shade of pink evokes love and romance, except fuchsia, which says more of excitement and vibrancy. There is no set meaning associated with each color, the above descriptions are just what these colors mean to us. Color and the feelings they evoke are personal and will change from couple to couple.
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Look to What You Love
Do you have a favorite color? Or perhaps a color that has been seen throughout your relationship? This color, if there is one, would be the perfect choice for a wedding. You can manipulate the mood and the use of said color to still achieve the atmosphere that you want, without having to surrender the use of your chosen color.
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Do Your Research
Use the information you have on the style of wedding you want, the venue, the dress (or the idea of the dress style that you’re dreaming of), the atmosphere that you want to create, and the other details on your wedding to try to understand if your chosen color works in cohesion. Your venue will have previous wedding images, which you can consult to see if certain colors work better in that venue. Flooring, wall colors, table decorations, chairs, and cutlery all need to work with your chosen wedding color, so choose complementary hues and shades.
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Consult the Color Wheel
Use the color wheel to identify which other colors work well with your chosen shade, and use them to accent your wedding to make it less two-dimensional. Having a primary choice of color and a few shades that accompany it make the wedding color scheme more interesting. Brides can choose to have a monochromatic scheme (similar shades of one color), analogous (colors that sit next to each other on the color wheel), and complementary (colors which are opposite on the color wheel and therefore work well together). These color palettes will help you create a cohesive wedding look and will make your wedding pictures even better!
We all need help choosing wedding colors and we hope that this guide helps you pick a color for your special day!
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