How To Choose The Hue For You; Picking Your Wedding Colours!
Good morning, gorgeous ones! What are you all getting up to today? We awake to an even more snowy scene outside this morning and for sure, this is more of a burden than what it is before Christmas; it is March tomorrow, right?! Please, if anyone is jetting off somewhere warm anytime soon, can I come with you?
In the meantime, to sprinkle a little more wedding on your Wednesday, we are sharing our top tips as to how to pick those all important wedding colours. To some, this could be one of the most important decisions during the planning process and can be a crucial as you may want to incorporate the rest of your pretty wedding details based on a colour palette or idea, for example, your stationery, florals, styling and fashion.
It may seem like a straight-forward decision, however when the reality comes of matching everything to your style, it can be a little trickier than imagined. Let’s get started with these handy tips for choosing your wedding hues!
Image: Ashely Caroline Photography
Look to What You Love
Our first tip has to be possibly be the most important point. You should take inspiration from colours that you personally love, use in your own life or have always envisioned for your dream day. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to your wedding! (See the emphasis on your?)
Take a look at the colours that inspire your home décor, they are the ones you know you can live with for a long time! You could even try incorporating up-cycled furniture, or pre-loved items that you love into your scheme. Also, open your wardrobe; what colour clothes and accessories are you drawn to? Use that as a starting point for choosing your gorgeous wedding hues.
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Get Inspired by Your Setting
Have a colour palette in mind as you start your venue search. Think about what colours you’d like to use, and whether you’d want to prioritise finding the perfect venue or having your perfect colour palette. If you find a venue that you love, but it doesn’t work with your colors, you may want to think about switching it up a hue. Remember, it’s a decision that is completely up to the two of you.
Venues such as converted warehouses, barns and marquees are all blank canvases, meaning, you can really add as much or as little as you want to carry out your vision for colour and style. If you’ve already found the perfect venue, use the space to help you come up with your colour scheme.
Have you thought of a centre piece or a particular item you would love to use? Think of colours around pieces you love and you can be sure your colour scheme will be one to remember.
Image: Clayton Austin Photography
Just like your wardrobe, your wedding color scheme can be inspired by the time of year you’re saying “I do.” Think about the shade you want to use to bring out the season in your color palette. Rosy pink, blushes and pastels are perfect for spring, while a brighter coral, yellow and vibrant hue’s are perfect summer staples. For Autumn, a rich fuchsia pairs well with wine colour’s and a pop of gold. Silver, white and icy blue’s are a pretty wintry combo.
Don’t shy away from colours you love though just because of seasonal color “rules“. Stick with colours you love, but if you are wanting to add a little more of a ‘seasonal touch’ then the trick is to concentrate on texture, and maybe even bring in a stronger accent of colour to make it pop.
Also, think of different trends for the year/ season you are saying your “I do’s“. Look to the Pantone colour of the year for weddings (the dreamy Ultra-Violet is the colour for 2018, loves!). Alternatively, do some research in wedding blogs and glossy magazines for lot’s of inspo based on colour schemes, trends and advice.
Image: Darin Collison Photography
Your wedding colours are the perfect way to help create a vibe for your wedding day. If you’re going for a lot of drama, then a dark or jewel tone palette, like ruby red and black or emerald and gold is a better choice than say, light dreamy pastels. Think about the style and atmosphere you want to have. Whether this may be relaxed and nostalgic or perhaps a brighter more playful colour. What colours put you in these mindsets?
Image: Jess Barfield Photography
Are you in the process of choosing your colour schemes? Will you be taking inspiration from something a little more seasonal, your personal style or perhaps even forgoing a set colour altogether? We’d love to know! Drop us a comment in the section below and we’ll get back to you with a “Hello”.
Pst, keep wrapped up warm today!