Common Wedding Color Mistakes

August 22, 2012 at 2:47 am Leave a comment

One of the first tasks in planning a wedding is selecting your wedding colors. With so many colors and so little time, even the shades of the rainbow may seem overwhelming. One key tip is to keep it simple, choose a color that you personally like or matches the wedding location. Consider avoiding the palettes of current fashion trends as they change more than the wind. If you are not sure of a favorite color, look around your environment and wardrobe for clues to see if there is a particular hue that naturally attracts you.  The colors you choose set the ambiance and atmosphere of your wedding. Read on for common color mistakes and how to avoid them.

Overlooking Your Venue

Examine your wedding location and reception site to consider the color of the surroundings. As you explore the surroundings, determine the color of the walls, drapery and flooring. This prior inquiry is important towards developing a coordinated appearance for your wedding. If the carpet is patterned with bright red and black checkers, this may clash with a delicate pastel yellow theme. A contrasting color in the physical environment of your wedding site is not always a deal-breaker. Alternative solutions may be available such as toning down your chosen color by a few shades or temporarily removing the different-colored items such as curtains.

 Lack of Coordination

Synchronize your selected colors into all aspects of your wedding from the initial save-the-date cards to the reception centerpieces. Color sets the tone for your wedding and sending neon green and burnt orange invitations may be confusing when the colors for your wedding are pale pink and cream. Incorporating your chosen colors into your wedding stationary may be as easy as changing a font color or adding a decorative touch such as a silk bow or dried flower.

Sidestep the Two Color Rule

Express your wedding vision through a plethora of carefully coordinated colors. Remove limitations, there is no rule that states a wedding may only have two colors, although over five may appear convoluted. If in doubt, use a color wheel to help determine color harmony from tertiary to analogous for maximum color stability and contrast. Perhaps, your dream is to have a summertime desert garden wedding filled with midsummer colors such as deep purples, saturated reds, sunny yellows and prickly-cactus greens, this complementary combination represents two primary colors supported by two secondary hues.

How to Add Depth and Dimension

Sometimes a great color combination may appear flat or lackluster in appearance; this is due to a lack of depth and dimension. Make colors pop by varying the shades of one of the colors from light to dark. Bring your colors together by adding a bridge color, a color that is neutral such as khaki, gray or taupe. Integrate texture or patterns into your wedding in the form of lace-patterned tablecloths, an assortment of live flowers, delicate feathers or shiny metallic favors. Create a mixture of contrasts such as rough grained wood against a softer burlap texture for a rustic look or seashells and driftwood for a beach ceremony.

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