When you begin to think about your color palette, do you base your color combinations on colors you have seen used for other weddings or events. Do you think about what might be available in flowers you might want to use? Or is it as simple as you get a color and your fiancé gets a color, and you make it work together something that compliments those colors together. In today’s blog post, we want to share with you some of the things we discuss with our clients when we talk about color palettes for their wedding.
Colors and Seasons
Different seasons bring about different feelings and moods. We move from cool to warm, so naturally, the beauty around us moves as well. When we think of winter, we usually the starkness of the landscape, overcast in the skies, and the cold. This brings on thoughts of the neutrals we see during this time like the crisp whites and blacks, as well as the brushed or sparkly golds and silvers. We also can’t help but think of the beautiful and rich jewel tones, like ruby, emerald, and sapphire to name a few.
Once enough time is spent in the winter, we can’t get to Spring quick enough. Spring pulls on all of the pretty pastels like pinks, yellows, greens, and any other color of our favorite flavored jelly bean. Soon after we live our best lives in Spring, we get summer. In summer everything pops more with the more dominant of colors. Hot pinks, purples, and oranges are the first that come to mind. In fall, the leaves turn brown and the hues from nature pull on everything that offers beauty, including burgundy, burnt orange, and warm greens.
Challenging the norm
You can do what you want. We are all about serving what speaks most to your soul. We firmly believe that when you do something that opposes those truest desires, you regret it. If you aren’t having an outdoor wedding, the color of the leaves or the flowers in the landscape don’t matter as much. So getting married in the month of September with soft blues and ivories isn’t against the rules. With that same frame of thought, if your personality is more wild, bright, fun, and bold, you may want to express those same vibes for your wedding, even if it is in the Fall.
This or That
We wanted to share with you how the same base of a color palette can be used at different times and give the desired outcome. We had a couple who wanted to lighten the room, as their concerns were everything being too dark and rich. They wanted burgundy, ivory, and gold. The wedding was in the summer, so we used a light linen, advised of how a third color would compliment the palette, and we lightened the colors in their florals. The other couple wanted the richness of their colors to lead, so we went the complete opposite direction. We used burgundy as the base and carried the bridge of colors that were complimentary all the way through the entire design. It was the same color palette, we just softened it for one couple and brought out the richness for another.
Remembering that this is your wedding day and that you should do the things that speak the loudest to your hearts is our best advice to you. We hope we helped you on this color journey. Check out more posts for more assistance on all of your planning needs.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events, Incredibly Wee Photography, and Camille Leigh Photography)
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