How To Pick Your Wedding Color Palette

Ivory and champagne? Mint green and pink? Navy and gold? The options are endless, making it seem absolutely impossible to pick the perfect color scheme for your wedding. Well, don’t stress anymore, as this blog will be your guide on how to easily choose your the color palette best suited for your big day!

Acknowledge your location and venue

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This may sound obvious, but the first aspect of your wedding that should influence the color scheme, is your location and venue. For instance, if you are getting married on the beach, choosing a deep red as an accent tone may not be the best idea. On the other hand, by recognizing that the water and sky will serve as a backdrop, picking blues and yellows, would complement the natural colors within the location, and ultimately be more pleasing to the eye.

This concept should be applied to any kind of venue – if your event space is more modern, lean towards metallic hues. If you’re getting married in a rustic barn, then browns and forest greens are your new best friends.

Just remember that you want to pick a palette that flows within all aspects of your wedding!


Look for inspiration

If you’re like me, and love almost every color scheme, choosing your wedding day palette seems almost impossible. But don’t fret – there can be inspiration everywhere you go, especially within your home. If you are struggling to make a decision, take a walk around your house and really pay attention to the colors used in your decor, as these are the hues that you are naturally drawn to.

Or alternatively, if you have a beautiful rug or painting that you have always loved, you can base your wedding palette around those tones used within as well. So don’t worry, there are an endless amount of objects you can use for inspiration that are right in front of you!

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Don’t underestimate the power of a monochromatic palette

Getting overwhelmed with the unlimited number of options of color schemes for their wedding, is a common hardship many brides face. If this is you, then it might be easier to opt for the monochromatic look, by simply picking one color, and then incorporating various shades of it in your palette. For instance, there are many different types of beautiful blues, pinks, or purples, which could make your day look effortlessly on point.

PS: Don’t forget about neutrals! They are classic and timeless, never failing to look elegant. Who says you have to have an array of colors in your wedding? Using ivory, with touches of gold, is just as impressive.


Think about the colors that look best on you

If you know you don’t look good in yellow, don’t put it anywhere in your wedding. I understand that you really want those yellow roses in your bouquet, but remember that they will be surrounding you in every picture. Choose colors that you know will flatter you (AND your wedding party). Go into your closet, and scan through your wardrobe. Those are the colors that you gravitate to daily, and therefore are what you’re the most comfortable in.

If you are unsure, ask your relatives or friends what colors they love seeing you in. You may have beautiful green eyes, but never had thought to incorporate green-complementing colors into your wedding, such as violet or plum until your mother-in-law suggested it. And as a result, your violet centerpieces will bring those puppy’s right out when you’re going from table to table greeting your guests!

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