Wedding colors are one of the first decisions you will make when you are planning a wedding, but it should also be a fun task. Usually you will have an idea of what colors you like and are naturally drawn towards colors that make you feel good.
If you are struggling to decide on your wedding colors, a good way to find out what colors you are drawn to would be to create a mood board.
How to create a mood board?
Just skip through a glossy magazines and look at the pictures, anything that catches your eye or makes you take a second look, tear it out and create a mood board or pop them all in a scrapbook. When you have your collection of torn out images you should hopefully get a pattern of colours and the colors you favour should dominate.
Which colors go well together?
If you are looking to have more than one wedding colour, see which of these colours go well together or look for images with both colours in them to see if you find the combination pleasing to your eye. Good pairings can be colors that complement, these are the color opposite on the color wheel – so if you have chosen blue a good color to complement is yellow. the other option is to choose harmonising colors, those that sit next to each other. The harmonising colors for purple are blue and pink. Find out more about the color wheel
What else to consider when choosing your wedding color theme?
- You may want to think about the time of year, lemon and orange are sunny colours, whereas burgundy and dark green lean towards winter.
- Your venue may also influence you, they may have strong coloured decor that may be challenging to mix with other colours.
- If you have already found bridesmaids dresses, these will influence your colour scheme, but usually you will have already started to think about your color scheme before choosing dresses, your wedding invitations or save the dates are one of the first items you will need to think of and this often sets the scene.
What influences the color trends for weddings?
Each year brings us new trends in wedding colours, but some never seem to lose favor. Pink is always a popular colour, being a very feminine, soft colour, but it may vary between blush and a strident hot pink. Blue and purple are also very popular.
Current trends are giving and to the rustic wedding theme and the colors that naturally go well with this theme are nude, brown and beiges.
Another influence in what wedding colors are popular is the Pantone color of the year, last year was Marsala, pinky brown, this year it is, for the first time shared by two colors – ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY, a pastel pink and cool pale blue. Check out the Pantone color of the year and what colors they recommend pairing it with.