How to choose your colours for your wedding
You have decided that you wish to just use a colour to base your wedding design around and here we talk about how to choose your colours for your wedding and build a colour palette.
Let’s have a little look into colour psychology, which works at a subconscious level and creates a gut response. I’ve split these into four seasons.
Use Nature as a Guide
I always believe that looking at nature really gives a good idea if your scheme will work as you never look at it and think ‘oh those colours are all wrong!’
When you look at the picture are you drawn to any of them? I think I am a cross between spring and summer, I am most definitely not winter and as such I don’t think I would ever be drawn to those colours.
The seasons represent lots of keywords, I have picked five:
SPRING: Bright, bubbly, creative, sparkly, fun
SUMMER: Calm, beautiful, graceful, gentle, soft
AUTUMN: Comforting, hearty, friendly, nostalgic, warm
WINTER: Disciplined, expensive, focused, opulent, serious
Do let me know what your colours are and if you think it matched a season and represented you both!
A natural approach
I am reasonably confident that this isn’t a way a couple would choose their colours! So, lets crack on with that….
Firstly, decide on a colour that represents you BOTH, we all know I love pink, but I feel if we chose that colour the day would be more about ‘me’ than ‘us’.
In this example we are choosing the colour ‘Emerald Green’ (when talking colours I really love to name them….. Dove Grey, burnt orange, eggshell blue …!)
There are several rules that you can follow to ensure a successful colour match.
A technical approach
The use of one colour family in various values or intensities. This can be very effective for a subtle look.
These are neighbouring colours on the colour wheel and these work as they share the same undertones, for example, ‘Blue, Blue Green and Green’. These colours are harmonious but not altogether what we are looking for as you want impact. So, add in another neighbouring colour (such as blue purple) and you have a more eye-catching palette.
These are colours that are opposite on the wheel, one hue is cool, the other warm – think yellow and purple, orange and blue.
I believe that using a few of these rules together can bring together a palette. I am going to choose some other green tones, and then add in some other colours.
Luckily with choosing the colour green, it can pretty much match to any colour due to its association with nature and flowers. I am choosing a vintage rose blush (Emerald cool, blush warm) and as an accent a shimmering gold.
Let me know in the comments how you have chosen your colours and tell me what they are! For help with planning your wedding using Pinterest click HERE.