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Tips For Choosing Wedding Colors

Choosing your wedding colors can be the most fun, but also the most difficult wedding decision you will make. With so many things to take into consideration we wanted to make it easier by collecting a few helpful tips and tricks in this guide that will help you plan your palette.

Tips For Choosing Wedding Colors: An easy to follow guide to planning the perfect palette.

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“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”
- Wassily Kandinsky

1. CONSIDER THE LOCATION

Whether you decide on an indoor or outdoor setting, be sure to consider the ambience and structures around you. Things like the wall paper, drapery, textures, natural growth and architecture become the backdrop of your event style and you’ll want things to blend as seamlessly as possible.

2. KNOW A BIT ABOUT COLOR THEORY

Monochromatic: A single hue in various shades

Complementary: 2 colors from opposite sides of the color wheel

Analogous: 3 Colors side by side on the color wheel

3. THINK ABOUT THE SEASONS

Being seasonally appropriate is always helpful when choosing your menu, floral arrangements and attire. The same goes for your wedding colors. The key is all in your combination, no color is off limits for a particular season but what you choose to pair it with makes all the difference.

4. SET THE MOOD

When choosing your wedding colors, you will want to consider the overall mood or theme you want to convey. Think of who you are as a couple and try to reflect that. Every color has an emotion associated with it and it helps to know what you want to portray and how you want your guests to feel.

Yellows: Welcoming & Happy
Oranges: Warm & Friendly
Reds: Romantic & Passionate
Pinks: Graceful & Kind
Purples: Spiritual & Imaginative
Blues: Calm & Balanced
Greens: Peaceful and Harmonious

5. COMBINING COLOR

Choose 2-3 main wedding colors, and build from there. You can add tints and tones of the same hue to create depth and flow or go for a more dramatic high contrast look by simplifying your range and choosing colors that complement each other.

6. INCLUDE NEUTRALS

When you think about color it’s easy to get caught up and completely forget about the neutrals that will ground your palette. Using color more sparingly will help to create interest and draw the eye to areas you want to get the most attention.

7. FIND INSPIRATION IN YOUR HOME

Your decor choices and even the colors you wear will show you what wedding colors and styles you gravitate towards.

8. DO YOUR RESEARCH

Look for inspiration wherever and whenever you can. Pinterest and various bridal magazines are great places to start. The more you look, the more you will find you gravitate towards certain wedding colors.

If you're looking for some specific wedding color palettes and style options, check out these inspiration boards for dozens of visuals to help you choose the perfect palette!


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