Happy Sunday! As you all known, planning a one is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s relationship. Picking wedding days colors of the first big decisions that a the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. must make. Keep in mind that color selection is a great way to exude personal style and creativity. You can incorporate your color selection in decor, stationery, attire, and added extras such as favors and treats. Color layering and texture will also help create your desired ambiance.
Check out these 4 tips for picking your wedding day colors courtesy of one of my favorite event planners, Colin Cowie:
Photo Courtesy of Colin Cowie
1. There are no rules. Sure, certain colors complement some better than others, but don’t let any pre-established notions hinder you. Be open and think creatively by mixing and matching swatches of fabric to see what looks good together.
2. Don’t be afraid of rich, full hues. If you love deep burgundy, plum, or even papaya, by all means use them generously. If you adore lavender, give it oomph by layering lavender fabrics over deep violets and light lilacs. Then add another color, like mint green or chartreuse, as a contrast. This will give your lavender more dimension.
3. Avoid stark white. It tends to look one-dimensional. (In fact, it is difficult for most brides to wear a stark white dress.) Softer ivories and eggshells are warmer colors which look much more flattering in photographs against flesh tones.
4. Know your color families. There are three major families:
- Full colors include primary and secondary colors in strong, vivid hues such as red, blue, bright pink, magenta, purple, green and bright yellow.
- Medium colors are less intense shades, including soft pink, lavender, peach, ocher, butterscotch and moonlight (light yellow).
- Soft colors are very light, pale tones such as ivory, mushroom, white and champagne.
Mixing these color families can give a three-dimensional effect to your overall design concept. For flower arrangements, imagine creamy roses and how they will look with contrasting bright white roses, for example.
What are your wedding day colors? Did your favorite color or the season effect your final decision? I’d love to know!!