Choosing Your Wedding Colours

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How To Create The Perfect Styling Palette

Have you chosen your wedding colours yet? These tips will help you to find the perfect combination of shades to complement your wedding styling.

When you begin to style your wedding, one of the first decisions to make is to choose your colour palette. Will you go for coral and cream, blush and silver, or a dramatic fuchsia and gold? Whatever combination you go for, your palette can be worked into all of the finishing touches of the day. From the colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses, the flowers and of course your table decorations, you’ll want a constant theme running through the styling of both your wedding party and your wedding venue. Here’s how to choose the perfect wedding colours for your own celebrations.

Flexibility of your venue

If you’ve already chosen your wedding venue, then consider how you’ll be able to work your colour preferences into the décor of your ceremony and recaption rooms. Some wedding venues are more flexible than others, and can be used as a blank canvas to style in whichever tones complement your vision for the day. At Crondon Park, we’re delighted to offer a full colour matching service in our Baronial Hall. By dressing the tables and chairs in your chosen shades, we ensure that your reception decorations are the perfect accompaniment to your special day.

Seasonal Tones

Your wedding colour scheme can easily be inspired by the time of year that you’re getting married in. Have a think about the backdrop that might be featured outdoors in your photographs and how those seasonal colours could be worked into your wedding. Rustic orange shades are popular throughout autumn, whilst rosy hues tend to be celebrated more in spring. Vibrant yellows are the perfect shade for a summer wedding, whilst traditional reds and greens look fantastic in the run-up to Christmas.

Using A Colour Wheel

Of course, when you choose your wedding colours, it’s typical not to choose just one shade, but more commonly two. Therefore, it’s important that these shades are in harmony with each other. Unless you’re a designer or have a keen eye for this type of thing, the best thing to do is to consult a colour wheel to check how well your colours pair together. Opposite colours on the wheel are a great option as they tend to include a cooler and a warmer colour. Traditionally you might choose one bold colour such as magenta, with a cooler shade of grey or silver. Play around with different combinations until you’ve found the perfect mix for your celebrations.

Incorporating Your Palette

Once you’ve chosen your wedding colours, you can decide how far you want to work these details into your day. Let’s say you’ve chosen teal and grey. There’s no rule that says you can only use these colours in your wedding styling. But as a general idea, if you have the bridesmaids wearing a certain colour, typically you would also use the same shade for the men’s buttonholes, ties and the bouquets. You might use similar colours for your wedding cake, centrepieces and table napkins.

If you’re struggling for inspiration, or want to choose a particularly on-trend colour, then consider following Pantone’s Colour of the Year. The colour of the moment is Classic Blue – what will it be for 2021?