–Article by Melody Fanning
Drawing up the details of your wedding all starts with choosing the right colors! Wedding colors can majorly impact your look and how you feel on your big day, so you should take your time making right decision. Knowing how to pick your wedding colors is often easier said than done. But don’t worry! Here are a few tips on how to begin your thought process!
Choose a main color and get inspired!
When thinking about your wedding colors, you need to choose one main color in order to build the rest of your palette. Base colors can range from anywhere on the color wheel! It all just depends on the kind of aesthetic you are going for. But most importantly, make sure that it is something that YOU absolutely love!
Decide on what kind of style/aesthetic you want
How do you want your friends and family to feel on your wedding day? More importantly, how do YOU want to feel on your wedding day? Creating an aesthetic with visually appealing colors can bring beauty to your whole venue. Perhaps you want an elegant palette, with deep and rich colors of ruby, emerald, and sapphire. Or maybe you want a light passionate palette with pretty pastels. Get creative with it! Decide what kind of style are you going for and make it your own. Really think about the atmosphere you want to have on your big day!
Consider your venue
Next, think about your venue and its surroundings. Is your venue an open ballroom style with empty white walls? If so, then choose your colors freely and get creative! Other venues such as hotels, cathedrals, and country clubs usually tend to have their own little decorations. If that’s the case, then look at what colors are already in place and incorporate those into your palette. You want to make sure that your palette complements your venue and vice versa.
What Season is it?
Think about the time of the year and what colors will flow. For instance, lighter colors like a rosy blush would be perfect for spring, and in the summer, brighter colors like a saffron yellow would pop! Maybe you want the fall seasonal standard of sea buttery neutrals and monochromatic darks, or the cool light pastels for winter. Whatever the season, be sure not to diss the colors you absolutely love just because of the seasonal rules!
Choosing your colors should be something fun and inspirational, don’t get too caught up in having every single detail matching. Give your look some variety! Also, don’t be afraid to be a little selfish, choose colors that will flatter YOU! Use your palette as more of a guideline rather than a regulation, and lastly have fun with it!