Colour Palettes

I have had so much fun researching for this blog with so many beautiful colours. I got lost in pastels, in golds, in citrus, in blues and navy, and in yellow and grey!

Colour palettes are a great way of organizing and developing ideas on colour you may have for your wedding, and where you want it to “fit” in.

You can use colour:
• On your Wedding Invitations
• On your Escort cards
• In your bridesmaid’s dress, shoes
• The Ribbons on the flowers
• The bridal bouquet
• The Icing on the cake
• Practically anywhere!

When building your colour palette:

Begin with something that gives you inspiration – a piece of jewellery, an item of clothing, a postcard, a piece of china, a fabric, the cover of a book. – Ask yourself why do you like the colour you have in mind?

Get a notice board or a big piece of card. Once you see colours/things you like cut them out and stick them on! An alternative is Pinterest, which is great for lots of wedding inspiration. Pinterest keeps all of your ideas in one place – it is basically an online mood board. I love it!

As your mood board develops consider the time of year you are getting married. Will it be in the middle of the summer? Are you planning a Christmas wedding? Time of year will influence your colour palettes a lot.
Colour Lovers can help you with this; it is such a useful website! The Perfect Palette is also worth having a look at.

Check with your wedding venue. Does the existing décor fit in with the colour palate you have in mind? Is the ballroom decorated in reds and you are dreaming of a soft pink colour palette! No!

Also, ask yourself these important questions:

1. This colour palette you are working on, is it really you? You will be working with this colour a lot before the wedding. Will you tire of it before the wedding day arrives?

Martha Stewart Weddings helps you plan your wedding by colour and incorporates DIY tips to help you make it work.

2. Do your bridesmaid’s like the colours and does it suit them?

3. Does you Husband to Be like the colours you have chosen?

My favourites at the moment are blush pink with pewter grey – the pink is really soft and the grey adds elegance to it. I also love the popular yellow and grey combination and I have seen some beautiful weddings recently with gold as the chosen colour.

Brides, have fun with colour… it is waiting for you!

{Image by Lorrie McClanahan}

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