Updated: May 5, 2020
One of the first things most couples do after picking their date and their venue is decide on their wedding colors!
This can be super exciting, but the struggle can be SO real!
It’s tempting to chose what colors are trendy or just based off the season.
But I want to challenge you to take a different approach!
Colors are more than just something pretty to look at. They can actually make us feel certain emotions! Yeah, we’re getting a little woo-woo here, but I find the physiology of colors extremely fascinating! (Nerd alert! No shame!)
As an invitation designer, I incorporate how you want your wedding day to “feel” into your invitations to help set that tone you want.
And that same concept can apply to your wedding colors!
So, think about how you want your guests to feel on your wedding day, and let that help guide you decision.
Here are the colors you should choose based off how you want your wedding day to feel!
1) Cozy, Calm, Relaxing If you are wanting more laid back, relaxed vibes, blues and greens will be your best way to help set that mood. Greens help you feel more grounded (think spas) and blues help give that sense of relaxation. Sage, dusty blue, navy, or mint are great options.
2) Joyful, Exciting If you want more of that upbeat/ party-like atmosphere, yellows, reds, and oranges are what you are looking for. These help us feel energetic than other colors. Peaches, burgundy, or tangerine are just what you’re looking for.
3) Romantic, Fairytale-like If you are imaging your wedding day like a blissful fairytale, all about love and romance, pinks and purples are perfect! Pinks give the ultimate sense of unconditional love and romance, while purples are great for helping give that regal feel. Blush, lavender, or dusty rose are perfect for this.
4) Traditional, Classic, Peaceful With weddings, nothing is more traditional that white and ivory. If you wanting a wedding that feels very classic and to pay tribute to family traditional, white, ivory, beige, and creams are what you want. Neutral colors will give that traditional vibe as well.
Now, you can certainly mix and match these!
Are you wanting a classic, yet relaxed wedding day? You can choose classic ivory with navy and dusty blue accents.
Want a joyful, yet romantic feel to your wedding? Try pairing blush, dusty rose, and some pops of sunset yellow!
Do you have to stick to “seasonal” color schemes? Absolutely not!
Plus, there are certain “tones” of every color, so regardless of what you choose you can totally tweak it match the season (yeah, now we’re dabbling a bit into color theory.)
Hopefully this helps take some of the struggle out of choosing your color palette!
Still need some help! Feel free to contact me and I can help you figure out which colors are perfect for your wedding day!
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