Colour You Married – Choose Your Perfect Palette
Location, location, location
When you’re choosing your wedding palate, look at the colour scheme of the place the reception will be held at. If it’s a big old hotel hall with psychedelic carpets, then you need to tone your colours down a bit. If it’s in a more modern hall with a minimalist white décor, then you can get a bit more adventurous.
What season are you marrying in?
If part of your wedding is to be held outside, then you need to consider nature’s palette. If you’re aiming for winter, then choosing a muted colour will just make you disappear, so make yourself be the splash of colour that’s needed.
Look around you
Don’t just opt for traditional colour schemes – have a look through fashion magazines, Pinterest, museums… There’s bound to be at least one unusual combo that catches your eye and inspires you. When you see something, take a photo or make a note.
Fine tune your hues
Once you’ve got a short list, fine tune it. Take your photos or your notes and mention them to your vendors and organisers. If you need a shorthand way of doing this, then look at the Pantone Wedding Colour Fan, as it’ll really help you to get the tones across.
Pin down your primary
Having considered your shortlist, make your final choice and then start working around it. So you’ve gone for turquoise? How is it going to play out in reality? Will there be varying shades throughout the venue, or will you use the same shade as an accent only, picked out against a more neutral background?
Setting the mood
Are you looking for upbeat and joyous? Relaxed and romantic? Child-friendly? Are you looking to evoke beaches and sand dunes, or do you want a more urban feel? These are the things you need to think about and then choose the corresponding colour scheme.