How To Choose A Color Theme For Your Wedding

When it comes to your special day, there are so many different things to consider, from the cake, to the venue, to the dress, that it can all quickly become overwhelming.

That’s why it’s good to start off more broadly, and think about things such as your wedding’s color palette. Most

How To Choose A Color Theme For Your Wedding

of us will have some sort of idea of the colors that we’d like presented in our wedding, but need a little bit of added inspiration in order to get started. 

Thankfully, that’s where we come in. Below, we’ve compiled this handy guide that we hope will help you to choose your ideal color palette.

There are a number of different prompts here to consider that can help to inspire you towards your dream wedding. 

To find out more, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look. 

1. Choose Your Primary Color

The first thing you’re going to want to do when it comes to choosing a color theme for your wedding, is picking a base color.

Most of us have some kind of idea of what colors we’d like on our special day, and chances are that there’s one which sticks out the most. 

You won’t be able to build up your wedding’s full color palette without first selecting your primary color. This will act as the base for the other colors and shades you plan to display on your special day. 

For example, perhaps pink stands out as your primary color, from this you can add several different accents, such as burgundy and cream which complement this primary color nicely.

We recommend choosing around 3 accent colors in order to achieve this. 

2. Take A Look At Your Venue

This tip might not be applicable for everyone, as each venue is totally different. Many venues will be totally neutral, and will act as a blank slate for your decoration.

There are, however, some venues which already have some fixed color details in place. 

Visit your wedding venue and take note of some of these different colors, so that you can work them into your palette.

These could be anything from the carpeting within the venue, to the light displays that they have. All of these will blend in beautifully when combined with the correct complementary colors. 

3. Choose According To Season

A super easy way to derive inspiration for your special day, is to simply choose your color palette according to the season that you’re in.

For example, if you’re planning a fall wedding, burnt orange colors and mustards will work beautifully amongst all of the foliage of the season. 

On the other hand, if you’re planning a springtime wedding, pastel colors work beautifully for this season, with lots of delicate flowers on display. 

You can use the color season to inspire a number of different aspects of your wedding, including the invites, the cake, the table decorations, the flowers, and your bridesmaid’s dresses. 

4. Consider Other Aspects Of Your Wedding

Another easy way to find the perfect palette for your wedding, is to simply think about some of your wedding must haves.

Before each of us gets married, we normally think about ourselves in our wedding gowns, holding a particular variety of flowers.

When we picture our bouquet, there’s always one flower that stands out the most as our favorite, and that can help to inspire our color palette. 

For example, if you’ve always dreamt of having red roses in your wedding bouquet, then this is a great way to find some easy inspiration for your color palette.

You can work around the color red, and find other colors that you think would complement it nicely. 

This can be an excellent starting point for when you’re feeling a little bit lost. 

5. Choose Colors That Compliment You

Remember that this is your special day, and that it should incorporate everything that makes you feel most beautiful and comfortable in your skin. This means choosing colors that compliment you.

We all have colors that work better on us than others, and paying attention to these can help us to make some choices regarding the ones we’d like on display on our special day. 

It’s true that everyone has a different color season, and if you’re unsure about which colors work the best for you, you can take a number of different tests online, which take your skintone, any undertones, eye color, and hair color into consideration.

This will give you a palette of colors that match well with your specific skin tone, as well as some of the ones you should most definitely steer clear of. 

Final Thoughts

To sum up, choosing a color theme for your wedding is a great way to start thinking about the details of your special day.

There are a number of different methods you can use to choose your color palette, including taking inspiration from the seasons, choosing colors that compliment you, taking a look at fixtures in your wedding venue, and simply coming up with a base color to work from.

All of these are great tools to help you form your color palette. 

We hope that this article has given you some much needed inspiration to begin planning your special day.

Cody Olivier
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