Colors, Colors, Everywhere

How do you choose your wedding colors?

  • season
  • holidays
  • theme

Choosing your wedding colors is important and there are a lot of factors that you should consider.  You should consider, for example, the season in which your wedding will take place.  As you probably know, seasons have colors associated with them.  The natural scenery during each time of year inspires seasonal hues.  Browns, reds, yellows, and oranges are popular in the fall.  Reds, dark greens, all blues, silvers, and grays are popular in the winter.  Pinks, purples, yellows, light blues, and pastels are great for the spring.  Summer weddings are great for deep colors with light accents, like red, white, and blue (coincidence? I think not.) and deep orange with a pallet of beige, green, or purple.

Also consider holidays that are close to your wedding date.  Holiday colors can be a traditional way to choose the shades for your wedding.

Your wedding theme is also something you should think about when picking your wedding colors.  Be sure that you choose colors that are appropriate for the music, venue, time of day, your dress, and the flowers you have in mind.

One or two colors vs. a color scheme

In years past it was trendy to use two or three colors to tie your wedding together, but today, I’ve seen people using color schemes of 4 or more colors to design and decorate their wedding.  There are reasons that this is difficult but also reasons why this can be helpful when preparing for your wedding. With using just two colors, it would give you an easy choice when choosing dresses, ties, place settings, and font colors, but it could also become boring. It would hinder your creativity.  With a larger color scheme you can choose from lots of different colors and keep your guests in awe.  The kicker with these larger schemes is that it is incredibly important to tie them all together.  In many different ways.  From centerpieces to invitations, you should be able to use two of the same and several different colors to make sure the elements have common hues.  Remember though, it’s usually the case that the more elements in a wedding, the most it will cost so keep that in mind when planning and budgeting.


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