Here are three great ways to select the perfect palette:
Planning your wedding can be as easy as asking, “What’s your favourite colour?” For a ceremony that’s unique to you as a couple, centre your décor around the bride’s and groom’s favourite colours.
If your picks seem to clash, go with a slightly different hue or shade. For example, if purple and green are your colours, lilac flowers and green leaves would look lovely. Blue and red might include white as balance while purple and red could be blended using natural objects like roses.
If you and your fiancé share a favourite colour, use multiple light and dark shades and mix in some neutrals.
The season of your wedding can help you decide on a design. For example, a spring wedding might have soft pastels and crisp whites. In the summer, go with sunny yellow, ocean blue, or mint. Autumn produces a splendour of colours, so pick from red, gold, yellow, brown, green, and orange. Wintertime may seem drab and grey, but blue crystals, black and white patterns, and deep red roses bring out the best of the season.
Time of day can also guide you. Bright, cheery colours like yellow, spring green, and sky blue look great in the morning. For afternoon weddings, go with a bold and bright variety. In the evening, choose more classy, formal colours like crimson, black, or gold.
The venue you choose can affect the tone and aesthetic of your wedding. If you’re getting married in a cathedral, mansion, or elaborate indoor space, then rich, dark colours and elegant gems will match the atmosphere. An intimate ceremony in a small chapel might call for softer pastels and spring or summer colours.
For outdoor weddings, take inspiration from the world around you. Beach weddings could use aqua blue and coral while a mountain wedding could use forest green and brown. A country wedding looks great with rustic neutrals and a few pops of bright colour. You don’t have to limit yourself to the obvious, but whatever palette you choose, find a way to tie it in with the location.