There are so many attractive colors of the rainbow, and when used in perfect combination they can create magic! It can be a difficult decision when choosing a color scheme for your wedding because there are so many awesome color combinations to choose from. So, I’m sure your question is: “Where do I start?” If you do not have a set theme for the wedding, or if the season or the venue is not giving you any inspiration, my best advice is to start with you. That's right, YOU! Use the list below for a brief description of each color profile, and how it can help set the overall tone of the wedding.
- RED: loud, exuberant, passionate, exciting, dramatic
- BRIGHT PINK: vibrant, lively, expressive, energetic
- LIGHT PINK: romantic, feminine, charming, sweet
- ORANGE: bold, daring, adventurous
- YELLOW: optimistic, lighthearted, cheerful, playful
- GREEN: natural, tranquil, calming, sense of balance
- LIGHT BLUES: peaceful, fresh, fun, serene, free, friendly
- DARK BLUES: classic, old-school, reserved, professional
- PURPLE: royal, exquisite, glamorous, opulent
- BROWN: organic, nurturing, stable, sincere, rustic, comfortable
- GOLD: luxurious, upscale, traditional, refined
- GRAY: conservative, formal, traditional, sleek
- SILVER: elegant, antique, magical, charming, soothing,
- BLACK: timeless, classic, elegant, somewhat mysterious
- WHITE: pure, simple, modern, minimal, clean, fresh, innocent
When choosing a strong color with high saturation it can easily clash with other vibrant colors or colors with similar tones. This is why a color such as red is usually coupled with something more neutral like black, white, or a pale gold. Also keep in mind what your bridesmaids look like, and understand if they will feel comfortable wearing certain colors. Blue is one of the most popular wedding colors because it is usually a great compromise. Blue is a safe bet because most shades are flattering on all skin colors, of women in all shapes and sizes.
If you have a very diverse group of bridesmaids, some people like to play it safe by staying within neutral or metallic colors, such as silver, champagne, gray, or navy blue. If this is the case, a bold color that is one of your personal favorites can be the secondary color in the wedding color scheme and used as an accessory. For instance, chocolate brown dresses with green sashes, or silvery-gray dresses with purple shoes, jewelry, or flowers. Pastels such as pale pinks, sea greens, lavenders and sky blues are usually a good option if you want to stay colorful, but still maintain a somewhat classic, toned-down look, and simply accessorize with metallics such as gold, bronze, or silver.
So, let's get started! If you are having a hard time getting inspired, we've got you covered! Happy Planning!