05 Feb How to choose your wedding color scheme
5 steps to choose your wedding color scheme
The chromatic scheme is one of the most important details of the wedding day. To choose the right wedding color scheme will definitively affect the overall look of your big day.
The hues you will select will influence the mood of the day and set the tone of the event. Is not an easy task, at all. You don’t’ want to overdo with too much extravaganza, but at the same time you want to avoid the flat-out boring and bland effect. Follow our tips to transform your ideas into reality!
Consider the wedding venue
The first step is to visualize your venue and its surroundings. Use the venue’s characteristics to help you to choose you color scheme. Different places require different décor and once you have picked the correct one, it will enhance your special place. Don’t try to hide what is already present.
Outdoor events require a different colour palette compared to indoors wedding. Focus on the existing or non-existent details that can influence the chromatic scale. A smaller venue, in general requires lighter tones, to bright up the atmosphere on the contrary, if you are having a small affair use dark hues to create an intimate vibe. In this case always remember to add tons of lights, candles and glimmering touches. Additions of colors works perfectly in place full with greenery. Colors will glow against the hues of the green and will add a special touch to the big day.
For a more refined look, opt for a white and grey scale, but in this case consider to use a good number of flowers, to avoid the washed after the rain effect.
Choose your wedding color scheme following seasonality
Seasonality is the key point to have beautiful and natural result. There is no doubt that some nuances fit themselves naturally to seasons. To choose a wedding color scheme that will enhance the time of the year you are getting married is definitively a plus. Not only you will have a wider choice in terms of florals, but likewise it will underline the details of all the flowers and greens already onsite.
Springtime is made for pastels; jewels tones will glitter a winter atmosphere. The fall season, with the foliage change works perfectly with warm tones, to keep the ambience cheerful, not to mention the bold and bright hues for summer, they will rock in your color scheme.
Pick something that you like
If the venue, the seasonality and be an initial guide in the choice of your tones, don’t forget that you have to be comfortable with it. Trends come and go and there is no bigger mistake than choosing something only because is popular while planning your wedding.
Nothing is written in the stone, follow your wedding style when choosing your colors. Some palettes may fit better with your attire and the bridal party look. Don’t go with a specific hue only because you fell like you have to use or because you saw it on Pinterest or Instagram. More and more often pictures from social media are from styled shooting and are not practical for real events.
Don’t be stick on choices
You had already an idea in your mind, but it doesn’t work with the rest. Instead of insisting with your choices, ask to your wedding planner or to your florist to help to choose a wedding color scheme that can pair with your ideas.
The wedding palette will be the background of your day and will set the tone of the event. It will be present in all the pictures and be the main complement of something already existing. Take in consideration, that you can use a different mood for small details, such as the cake or some accessories, that can have a different look from the main theme. This will add a twist and a vibrant look to details.
Check out the color wheel to choose your wedding color scheme
Let’s have fun. There are so many app online that can generate a full color wheel from a single shade. Considering that there are endless possibilities, our suggestion is to focus on one or two colors and then see what are the matches.
Remember to pick at least one neutral color, it will be the link between all the tones. Opposite shades work good together, as well as colors that have the same base. Monochromatic is also a good and elegant choice, don’t’ forget to pair it with details, such as candelabras, furniture and decorative items objects, to avoid the flat boring outcome.
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