What color scheme should you choose for your wedding? Bright and bold? Neutral? Or are earth tones more your thing? In my experience, having at least three colors in a wedding is the way to go. Trying to plan with just two colors is difficult because there are so many decorations and flowers to include in your wedding.
Will your wedding be indoor or outdoor? In the mountains or on the beach? Will there be bright greens to contend with or snow? These are all things to consider when choosing your wedding colors.
Choosing colors that are in season can help your decorations flow . For example, if you are getting married in autumn you could choose a color palette that would compliment the outdoors, such as reds, oranges, and yellows. Some brides have even chosen to include Halloween colors in their wedding.
Currently, the trend for wedding colors seems to be light pink, sage, pale blue, and neutral tones like cream. Honestly, I think these are great color choices and really compliment a summer wedding. Pinterest is a great resource for creating mood boards and collecting inspiration for your wedding color palette.
In my wedding, I chose to have yellow, light blue, and grey with white as an accent color. They were my favorite colors and I thought they went well together. I loved how the decorations turned out and I still love looking at pictures from my wedding! Another example: I went to a wedding where the colors were the bride’s and the groom’s favorite color. Their wedding really showed off their personality.
Bouquet by Historia Florals
Another option for wedding colors is to choose complimentary, monologous, or analogous color schemes. These are great options because they are aesthetically pleasing. In art, this is one technique to use when planning out a composition. Some complimentary colors you could choose from could be red/green, blue/orange, or purple/yellow.
An example of a monologous color scheme would be different shades of the same color, such as whites and creams, or pinks.
Boutonniere and Bridal Party Florals by Cindy Cheney
Analogous colors are those that are next to each other on the color wheel such as red, red-orange, orange, orange-yellow, yellow.
Whatever colors you decide to use in your wedding, make sure that you are happy with the overall look. Your wedding day is your time to show off all of the carefully planned-out colors, decorations, and details you chose to include.
Bouquet designed by Bride
Contributed by 2020 summer intern, written by Sarah Daines. Additions and Photos by Janelle & Co lead photographer, Janelle Andersen.