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Choosing Your Wedding Colors

Wedding Colors

Choosing your wedding colors is one of the exciting parts of planning. Your color palette will convey your theme and set the tone for the entire space. Let your imagination take the reins as you explore these tips for choosing your wedding colors.

The Science of Wedding Colors

There is an entire science behind the color wheel to help you create the experience on your wedding day. Color affects mood and alters perceptions. It even affects the way we experience food. We all see colors differently, but there are some general associations to consider. Warm colors hang on the side of the color wheel with vibrant reds and oranges. These colors are stimulating and intense. Too much stimulation can become overwhelming, but in just the right amounts, warm colors are invigorating and excite emotion. In general, warm colors increase blood pressure, respirations, adrenaline and temperature. These passionate wedding colors might create the reactions you desire. Cool colors hang on the side of the color wheel with blues, greens and pinks. Cool colors have a calming effect. Blue represents features in nature, such as the sky and ocean. Green symbolizes nature and serenity. Cool colors feel clean and evoke a sense of happiness.

Finding a Shade Between

Color can be mixed and have a different shade. Green might be cool, but can become warm when mixed to a yellowish-green. Purple is a secondary color that is created by combining red and blue. It takes from the warm and the cool to create something that is neither one, but both at the same time. Your wedding colors should be complimented by colors on the opposite side of the wheel.

Wedding Colors

Choose a Dominant Color

Think about one significant color that excites the energy and mood you want on your wedding day. Your theme might choose your color palette for you, but if it doesn’t, choose a color you love. You need to choose one dominant color that will stand out as the controlling color in the room.

Accent Wedding Colors

Weddings normally have dimension that is created by a combination of colors. Too many colors can be overwhelming, and not enough will be felt. Pick two to three complementary colors with contrasting hues that are on the opposite side of the color wheel and coordinate with your dominant color. As a general rule, your wedding colors should be limited to three or four.

Wedding Colors

Wedding Flowers

Flowers add wedding colors, life and season to the romantic affair. If you are searching for blue accents, consider blue peonies, roses, ranunculus, tweedia, larkspur and delphinium. Yellow is the color of happiness, and sunflowers provide just the right amount to all of your centerpieces. Accent with vines of greenery and a touch of white orchids. You might consider cymbidium orchids, tulips, ranunculus, daffodils, roses and carnations. If you are dreaming of purple, fill your centerpieces with violet roses. Accent with greenery, white roses, bouvardia and begonias. Consider lavender, anemone, bittersweet nightshade, cattleya, orchids, calla lily, candytuft, waxflower, lilac, aster and hydrangea. White weddings are easily created with elegant white wedding flowers. Imagine your bouquets and centerpieces with white anemone, hydrangeas, gerpoms, tulips, snapdragons, carnations, alabaster rose gypsophila, dendrobium, orchids, dahlia, peonies, hybrid poppy, ranunculus, godetia and queen Anne’s lace.

Wedding Colors

Crystal Ballroom BeachPlace

There is no need to stress over choosing your wedding colors. Step inside of the design studio at Crystal Ballroom BeachPlace and meet the master design team. Hand select your flowers, décor, linens, chair sashes, chinaware and elegant centerpieces. Walk the aisle in a luxurious wedding venue that is designed just for you.


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