Picking a colour scheme can be one of the trickiest things to decide upon when styling and designing your own wedding. Do you stick with your favourite colours? And if your heart is set on dusky pink, could you persuade your man to incorporate it in his own outfit? Or, should you go seasonal?
When advising my couples, I always get them to think of colours they both like, perhaps colour they’ve used to express themselves in their home decor. This is always a good starting point as home decor usually isn’t too bold, or too radical. Home decor usually incorporates neutral tones such as greys and dreamy whites with feature colours which have more of an impact - such as mint, duck egg blue or dusky pink. Light, neutral colours are important, as they really do complement the richer colours you choose to feature in your wedding colour scheme.
Some wedding colour scheme tips:
- When choosing your bolder colour, think about what colours will suit your whole wedding party and your venue. If you’ve got a stately home filled with reds, golds and browns, a romantic pinks are probably not the best colour for your wedding palette.
- Don’t pick a specialist colour. One of my original wedding colours was a very specific shade of peach, found in some flower girl dresses. It became increasingly difficult to find ribbon and flowers which were close enough to this exact shade of peach - without making the whole colour theme look messy. So I ditched the shade in favour of a similar one which could be more easily sourced.
- If you're really struggling to find the perfect colour scheme, why not choose a theme - for example, A Vintage Tea Party, Burlap and Lace, Ruffles and Romance or Grecian Festival. Choosing a general theme means you won't have to worry so much about colours coordinating - as long as everything goes with the theme of the day.
Two of my favourite places for colour inspiration:
The Perfect Palette. Get inspiration from this fabulous blog which covers every colour scheme imaginable. It not only lets you browse your favourite colours, it also gives you ideas of how you can use those specific colours in your wedding elements. You may even find your pre-designed mood board waiting for you on the site!
Pinterest There are tons of mood board ideas on Pinterest published by brides, bridal magazines and blogs, wedding planners and stylists. Why not take a look at my Pinterest boards or Inspiration page for some ideas?