Choosing Your Wedding Colors

choosing wedding colorsChoosing wedding colors is setting the tone for the whole wedding event. Since there is almost an unlimited choice of colors, picking the right one could be a very daunting job. Choosing the right color theme can be attributed to a number of factors.

Some would base the whole theme to the color of a particular flower (although some would think of the color first, then look for a flower). Others would interpolate the possible colors to the dresses of the bride or the bridesmaids. Others would match the theme to the surroundings of the wedding venue, in most cases, the church.

Some will also consider the season or time when they are getting married. Summer and spring weddings can yield to a bright bold-colored theme. Fall brings harvest tones oranges, reds, and yellows.
Winter weddings are perfect for snow white, platinum, forest green, bright red and cranberry. Bouquets can be made with elements of both white and red roses with twigs and stems. For an evening wedding, select antiqued golds to project the image of elegance.

Some might also look for the meaning associated with the individual colors in picking the color theme.

1. Red – passion, luck, strength, beauty

2. Yellow – creativity, happiness, intellect

3. Purple – royalty, spirituality, mystery

4. Orange – knowledge

5. Pink – love, friendship

6. Blue – health, patience

7. Green – fertility, nature, harmony

8. White – purity, peace

What to avoid:

Now that the options are already presented to you, then it’s the time to check the things to avoid:

Too much black might make your wedding end up looking like a funeral. Black lovers should learn to balance it out with a bright color, or white.

The colors presented above are purely suggestions but following them without your personal preferences may end up losing yourself in the process. Pick the colors that you are most comfortable with.

Don’t experiment with too many colors. A combination of two or three is enough but any more than three wedding colors will end up looking strange. Remember that the purpose of wedding colors is to tie everything together and not to make things look cluttered.

Choose a pattern:

Now that you know what color(s) to choose and what not to do, then it’s now the time choose a particular pattern:

A monochromatic wedding wherein only one color is used, but many shades of that color. For example: different shades of blue.

Related colors, wherein you’ll use colors next to each other on the color wheel. Example of this is green and yellow, or red, purple and blue.

Complementary shades, wherein you’ll use colors located opposite each other on the color wheel. Example of this is purple and yellow, green and red.

Using one particular hue and highlighting it among neutrals. For example, if you really like the color red, then use it among whites or blacks.

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