Monday, January 27, 2014

How to Pick a Color Palette for your Wedding

One of the biggest questions you ask at the very beginning of wedding planning is, "What should the colors be?" The earlier you can figure out your color scheme in this process, the better. Once you have your colors pinned down, you can go through the rest of the planning with ease. From invitations to bridesmaids dresses, having your core colors chosen is a big hurdle, you'll be glad you're over. 

Here are our 5 tips on choosing your color palette

1) Consider what time of year you want to get married in. Do you love the Summer? How about pops of bold colors or you can go ultra romantic with a wedding in the woods, at the beach or in a garden. Knowing what time of year you want to get married, will help narrow down the choices must faster. 

2) What are your favorite colors? This is a very good question to ask. You want to make sure you create a very personal day, and sometimes that means choosing colors that really mean something to you. Pick colors that have a good memory for you. If you favorite color is mustard, use that as your main color or as an accent. You can always go with different shades of your favorite colors as well, in case the color doesn't seem to suit the season. 

3) Try to limit your color palette to 4 colors. Having too many colors to coordinate will get confusing and frustrating. If you have 4 colors, you can easily work all of them in with flowers, cake, invites, dresses, etc. More than 4 can also look less coordinated. 

4) Don't worry about going outside of the norm, or using colors you haven't seen much in weddings. Remember, this is your day, go big and bold and don't worry about what everyone else is doing or not doing. Some trends are good to consider, but your color choices should be something you have fun with. 

5) Consider your venue and your theme. You'll want your color palette to work with both, and not fight against them. 

Here are a few sites we love to frequent for Color Inspiration

Design-Seeds is really great. They take a beautiful picture and pull out the main colors. showing you what works well together. They give you 6 choices, but you can pull 4 that coordinate to be your main wedding colors.

Colour Lovers is fun because you can see palettes others have put together, as well as create some of your own by uploading a picture and pulling out your favorite tones.

Pinterest has all kinds of colorful inspiration. You can check out "color palette weddings" and get lots of options that people have uploaded.

 The Perfect Palette is really sweet. It's more like a cute wedding blog than anything, so it's a little more fun to look at then your normal color wheel sites. She even has it sorted by color and shows you how to style those colors.

Whatever colors you choose, just make sure you really love them. You'll be working with them for all of the months leading up to the wedding and have pictures of them forever. :) 

No matter what, have fun with it and enjoy the process! 

Keeping you Stylish!

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