Choosing Your Wedding Colors

A Complete Guide to Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Here is everything you need to know about choosing your wedding colors and how to do it perfectly and effortlessly.

Picking your wedding colors isn’t exactly as easy as going to the fridge and then pick your favorite drink from the several brands of drinks in there.

On the other hand, it is not as difficult as most people paint it to be, especially when you follow the laid down steps just like what you will be exposed to soon in this article.

The process of choosing your wedding colors can be frustrating especially when the man feels that it is a woman’s problem and leaves the task all alone for you.

You don’t have to worry your head over this any longer because we have a step-by-step guide that will help you to carry out this herculean task in an effortless and timely manner.

#1. Set Your Priorities and Keep Them in Mind

For most wedding events, the biggest choice on the wedding planning checklist is usually the reception venue. Other details should be considered or chosen with the venue and the colors as the main focus.

For instance, if you have always dreamed of having your wedding overflowing with pink petals, then you should strongly consider it as a starting point for selecting your colors, instead of leaving it to figure out later.

I bet you don’t want to finish choosing a color for the day only for someone to point out to you that the color of the table cover for that your mother’s must-have table, is out of place in the color scheme or décor.

#2. Be Flexible Enough to Take a Cue from the Venue

While it is important to have a color pallet in mind as you start your venue search, it is also necessary for you to be flexible enough to make some changes to those colors you already have in mind especially when it is for good.

These changes may be due to what you found out about the setting of your chosen venue.

Alternatively, you can also consider making some changes to the venue by introducing your favorite colors in the décor of the venue. But care must be taken when effecting such changes so as to not overstretch your budget.

These days, most couples and wedding planners go for a venue with virtually a blank color scheme, so they can easily twerk and tune things up to fit into what perfectly works for them.

#3. Draw Inspiration from the Season

Just like the way your dressing is influenced by the time of the year, your wedding colors should be inspired by the season of the year you are taking your marital vows.

While there is no golden rule to be seasonal when choosing your wedding colors, it could be a way to kick start the process if for any reason you are finding any difficulties with the selection.

For example, dark jewel tones, such as emerald green, plum purple, navy blue, and marsala red, tend to fit in better with cold weather surroundings, like changing foliage in the fall or white snow in the winter.

Also, bold and bright colors are generally more appropriate for a summer celebration, while pastel hues are traditionally associated with springtime weddings.

In as much as you would want to do apply this rule, don’t shy away from colors you love just because of seasonal color “rules.”

#4. Consider Your Wedding Style and Atmosphere

Depending on the atmosphere you intend your wedding to have, you can choose a color scheme that would create and promote such an atmosphere. If you are the drama kind of person, then a dark or jewel tone palette, like ruby red and black or emerald and gold, is a better choice than, say, light colors. Think about the style and atmosphere you want to have, whether it’s relaxed or nostalgic, and what colors put you in that mindset.

#5. Pick From Your Favorite Colors

The color at the center stage of your décor should be some if not all the colors you love. You can begin by taking a quick look at your closet. Let the color that catches your attention be the locus of your color palate.

#6. Do Your Homework

Free and readily available magazines, art galleries and friends’ weddings are all great sources for inspiration. While you wouldn’t want to choose a color just because it is trending in town, having a look at magazines and designs may help present your favorite colors from a new perspective.

#7. Consult the Color Wheel

You don’t need to be a professional in décor and event planning to pick your wedding colors, but trust me there are some basic principles to guide you on the way.

Ordinarily, some colors don’t go well together. For colors to match, they will have to belong to opposite categories in the color wheel.

For example, orange and sky blue and turquoise and coral are a good combination. Other color pairings that work are “neighbors”—they’re similar to each other and share a primary color (think: sunshine yellow and melon orange or fuchsia and blush).

A classic way to build your color palette is by pairing a bright, saturated color with a neutral, like violet and gray or blush and gold.

#8. Don’t Loss Your Sleepover It

In as much as you want to get it right with the color picking process, you should be careful not to get yourself caught up in the whole thing.

While on the planning process, you’ll probably get asked, “What are your colors?” by friends and family, and that can put pressure on you to pick the “right” hues if care is not taken.

While your palette will inform a lot of your wedding decisions, like your flowers and your bridesmaid dresses, you should use it as a guideline instead of a rule.

Not every part of your wedding has to match perfectly, so don’t stress on having every detail color-coded just right.

Instead, think of your wedding planning in terms of style, formality, texture, and mood, in addition to color.

Are you experienced in the process of choosing wedding colors, please share your experience with other readers who might be in need of your invaluable resource.

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