Choosing Your Wedding Color Palette

The color palette of a wedding usually involves two or three central colors that are used in clothing, decorations, and other aspects of the event. While choosing the palette may be relatively easy, deciding how to incorporate it can be a bit trickier.

Think of painting:

When designing a room, most decorators suggest choosing one or two central colors, and one or two accent colors. Creating a wedding palette can be exactly the same- choose two primary colors you definitely want, then think of one or two additional colors that can add a little contrast. A central and accent color palette will give the look of the wedding depth and dimension, without making everything too matchy-matchy.

 Color inspiration:

The colors chosen for the palette can be anything from your favorite colors to seasonally appropriate shades. Look at favorite paintings, home decorations, or the setting of the ceremony and reception for possible inspirations.

 How to use your color palette:

The palette can be incorporated into almost every detail of the wedding, from the ink on the invitations to the favor bags handed out at the end of the night. Good areas to incorporate the palette include the bridesmaid dresses, groomsman’s ties, vests, or pocket squares, all floral decorations, table linens, centerpieces, cake, and thank you cards.

 Do I really need a color palette?

Of course not- if you don’t want color uniformity, don’t bother. The goal of a palette is to tie the whole event together visually, but this is far from necessary. If you’re getting married in a brightly blooming garden, for instance, it may be more fun to use all the different colors of the season, from periwinkle to spring green, rather than focus on just a few colors. Whatever looks pretty and memorable to you is the right decision.

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