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Wedding Colors

So many colors so little time. Wedding colors will set the mood for your event. You will use your color(s) in your bridesmaids' dresses, decorations, cake, favors, flowers, accessories, table linens and the invitations. Using color in so many areas of your wedding can make the decision a stressful one to make.


Be prepared though, long after you decide your colors, you may continue to second-guess your color choices, don't worry, if it is well thought out, it will work.


One resource that can help you put colors together is the paint aisle in your local home improvement store. Paint companies put a lot of research into creating unique color combinations that compliment one another. When in doubt, leave it to the experts. Ask yourself What mood you want to create? Vibrant colors add drama, while soft colors evoke a more romantic atmosphere.


Colors You Like:

There are certain colors you like and certain you can easily say are just not you. Be sure when you are selecting your wedding color palette that you are surrounding yourself with colors you like. Don't rule out colors just because of the time of year.


Timing of your Event:

Dependent on the time of year seasonal color schemes may help to narrow down your options. Each season has pretty consistent color families representative of the season. Spring colors tend to be bright to pale shades of pink, blue, yellow, greens and orange. Fall colors are deeper and darker jewel tone colors.


Color Wheel:

A color wheel can you choose coordinating colors. It is made out of three primary colors: red, blue and yellow, plus a blend of in-between colors.


You can choose color combinations that are:

  • "Complementary" colors means choosing colors that are opposite each other on the wheel, such as red and green.
  • "Analogous" means the colors lie next to each other on the wheel, such as red, red-orange, and orange.
  • "Monochromatic" means variations of the same tone, such as bright red, dark red, etc.


Hint: Keep your main color combinations to a mix of 2-3 colors. Choosing too many colors can confuse your overall color scheme and may look discombobulated.

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