Choosing your wedding colors can be a challenging process if you don’t already have colors in mind or even a favorite color. In some cases, you might have one color in mind but are unsure of what colors will complement that color best. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the best tips for creating the perfect wedding color palette.
Regardless of whether you have colors in mind already, the season you’re getting married in can impact the best shade of a particular color. For example, if you’re favorite color is pink consider pale or pastel shades of pink for spring weddings, bright or hot pinks in the summer, muted pinks for fall, and deep, rich pinks in the winter.
If you don’t have a color in mind already, consider colors that are in season at that time of year. (An easy way to figure out what colors are in season is by looking at what flowers are in season.)
Considering your wedding location can also be a great way to help determine your wedding color palette. Consider what colors will complement the decor of your ceremony and reception sites. Take note of the colors already found inside these sites, as well as those areas outside if you plan to have an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. Use these colors to help your palette come alive and become more vibrant.
Your wedding colors can also help set the mood for your wedding day. If you’re going for a dramatic look, then consider a dark or jewel tone palette, such as deep red and black or emerald and gold. Consider the style and atmosphere you want to have, and what colors put you in that mindset.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing your wedding colors is any items that might be must-haves for your big day. If you’ve always dreamed of having red roses as your wedding flowers or gold bridesmaid dresses, don’t abandon a dream, instead, find colors that work with your vision.
If you’re really at a loss for what colors to choose from, browse wedding websites, bridal magazines, Pinterest, and even friend’s wedding photos for some inspiration. You don’t necessarily need to choose colors that are considered to be trending at the current moment, but doing some research might give you just the inspiration you need to make a decision.
A color wheel is an excellent tool for finding colors that go well together. Typically, colors that go well together are ones that are opposites because they pair a cool and warm shade together. Other color pairings that work are next to each other since they’re similar to each other and share a primary color. An easy way to build a color palette is by pairing a bright color with a neutral color.
It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of finding the perfect wedding color palette. While it is important to identify at least one or two primary wedding colors, you don’t need to ensure every color you use is perfectly selected. Your palette will inform a lot of your wedding decisions, such as your flowers and your bridesmaid dresses, but keep in mind you should use it as a guideline, not as a rule.