Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Main Tip: Try to limit your main colors to two or three to show consistency with your colors throughout the wedding . The colors you choose for your wedding day should and will set the style and tone for your entire wedding. You can use color in your bridesmaids' dresses, decorations, cake, favors, flowers, accessories, table linens and even the invitations! You should use the colors you want, but make sure you consider the following:

  • What is the season. Traditionally, pale and pastels work well for spring and summer; whereas, darker colors are more traditional for fall and winter seasons.
  • Where will the wedding and reception take place. Choose colors that will compelemtn the setting. Think about the color of the room (walls, carpet, decor, etc.)
  • What will be the mood. If you want drama; use vibrant colors. Do you want a romantic atmosphere? Then soft colors will be your best bet.

There is a science that proves that colors effect our moods and emotions. The following two tools can help you choose a coordinated color scheme.

• The Color Wheel - A color wheel helps you choose coordinating colors. It is made out of three primary colors: red, blue and yellow, plus a blend of in-between colors. Here are three popular strategies to choosing your colors:

- "Complementary" colors means choosing colors that are opposite each other on the wheel, such as red and green.

- "Analogous" means the colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as red, red-orange, and orange.

- "Monochromatic" means variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.

  • Any of these strategies are assured to give you a well coordinated color scheme. Read more about color theory to gain a better understanding.
  • Color Palette Generator Tool - This is a handy little tool that allows you to upload your favorite photo and generate an instant color palette. You can then print and select your favorite colors from the chart.

The only color you should have to worry about on your wedding day is the rosy blush of happiness you will be wearing; and that's a color that everyone will love and remember.

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