One of the most important aspects of the aesthetic of your wedding is the color theme. The problem is indecision, of course. There are so many color options out there that’s not easy to make a decision off the top of your head. As a matter of fact, we don’t encourage this. That’s why we bring you 10 different tips to choose the perfect color theme to make your wedding memorable.
Pick a Base Color
To make the decision process easier, start by choosing a base color. This color will be the primary color, and the rest of the color theme depends on it. This base color can be whatever you want, a soft peach or a dramatic royal blue; it all depends on the ambiance you want for your wedding. But the most important thing is that you must love the color you choose. Once you have that, pick a few complimentary colors, which can be neutral or bold contrasting tone.
Use Your Setting as Inspiration
Location is everything. When you start looking for a venue, keep a tentative color palette in mind. What you must decide is whether you want the venue or the colors to be a priority. If you find a venue, you absolutely love, but it doesn’t precisely match your color palette, consider changing the hues of the colors you’ve already chosen to avoid the stress of coming up with a new color palette. Not everything has to match perfectly, but you do need to make sure everything has the same aesthetic.
Prioritize your Colors
Even though the venue is the main choice, there are also other vital details you need to consider, and that can serve as inspiration for your color theme. For example, if you’ve always dreamt of having a wedding overflowing with pink orchids, then they should be the starting point of your color palette. Take the venue and any important detail into consideration, and work from there. Choose complimentary hues for these things and think of the vision you want to create for your big day.
Mind the Seasons
If you don’t want your color scheme to depend on the venue and other details alone, consider thinking about the season in which your wedding will be taking place. Think of the season, the emotions it evokes, and think of shades that will bring out the season. If you’re having a spring wedding, rosy pinks are a great choice, while summer weddings demand brighter shades.
Use the Color Scheme to Set the Mood
Colors are powerful, and they can help you create the ambiance you want for your wedding day. If you want your big day to be dramatic, go for darker hues such as red, emerald, gold. If you’re going for subtlety and grace, go for softer shades and pastel colors. Think of your color theme with an atmosphere in mind, and you’ll find that the task of choosing your tones will be easier. All you need is to think about the impression you want to make and then judge your color options accordingly.
There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Research
When you’re planning your wedding, the Internet is your best friend. Look for inspiration on Instagram, Pinterest, bridal magazines, and more. Your resources are vast, so make sure you consume a lot of information and images so you can choose your color theme more effectively. If you already know what you want as an overall theme and if your vision is clear, make sure you research it thoroughly and see what other people have done so you can improve upon it.
Refer to the Color Wheel
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be artistic or have any specific knowledge to choose your wedding’s color theme. However, there are a few basic principles that can help you make the best choice. Opposite colors compliment each other very well, which is why it’s so common to combine warm tones and cool tones. Neighbor colors also work together perfectly because they’re similar to one another and they also share a primary color. Refer to the color wheel, and you’ll be able to come up with great combinations.
Choose Flattering Colors
Because we’re talking about your wedding, your big day, you need to know it’s perfectly okay to be selfish when choosing your color theme. If you don’t want to think about the venue or the season, you can base your color palette on yourself and what you’ll be wearing. Think of your skin tone and your dress to choose the most flattering colors you can find and then work from there. Do keep in mind that even though you’ll (most likely) be wearing white, you still shouldn’t shy away from colors to accentuate details such as the flowers you’ll be using, your makeup, and more. If you don’t want to be too selfish, you can also consider your guests and choose universally-flattering colors.
Don’t Think Too Much
One of the most common mistakes brides make when they’re planning their wedding is that they overthink everything. Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things you’ll do because there are many different things to oversee. Don’t make it harder on yourself by overthinking your every move. Go with your gut and don’t second-guess your choices. Your color theme and every other detail that make up your wedding are guidelines, not rules.
As you can see, choosing a color theme for your wedding doesn’t have to be a burdensome task. All you need to do is take into consideration the most important details of your big day, whether that’s the venue, flower arrangements, your dress, etc., and work with that in mind!