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The colour scheme you choose for your wedding has a huge impact on the feel of the day. Are you thinking of bright summer colours for a fun vibe, muted tones for something more sophisticated or delicate pastel shades for a romantic air? If you’re at a loss with where to start, here are some useful things to consider when deciding on your wedding colours:

Bright Summer Colours

Soft Muted Colours

Photo by Gemma Evans

The Venue

The right venue will provide the perfect blank canvas for your colour scheme dreams, or even provide some colour inspiration. On the other hand, if your venue comes with a colour scheme of its own, you’ll need to incorporate those colours or cover them up to avoid a clash.

Rich Autumn Colours

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The Season

Letting the season inform your colour scheme makes sense. Seasonal flowers are more readily (and more cheaply) available. Plus the outside world may even complement your theme with falling blossom, golden leaves or a sparkling frost. Pastels best evoke spring, vibrant floral colours for summer, rich oranges and golds for autumn and deep jewel tones for winter. But don’t feel constrained by the season if these colours aren’t your cup of tea. Your colours should be a representation of you more so than the season.

The Specifics

Just saying that you like the colour green isn’t going to cut it in the world of wedding colour schemes. You need to know your mint green from your sage green, your olive from your emerald.  Also knowing the specifics will help you to communicate your vision to your family, your florist and anyone else who may be involved in making your wedding colour scheme come to life.

The Tonal Approach

These days, choosing just two colours for your wedding is seen as a little old fashioned. Some weddings incorporate four or even five colours to great effect. The key is to use neutral colours as part of the scheme too. Or opt for various hues of the same colour to achieve a tonal effect. The tonal approach is particularly popular for bridesmaids’ dresses at the moment too.

Toning Bridesmaids

The Colour Wheel

If you’re struggling to find a colour scheme that really holds together, the colour wheel could solve all of your problems. Composed of every colour imaginable, it can help us to find the shades that complement each other perfectly. Play around with colour combinations with a free online colour palette generator to see your dream scheme take shape.

Photo by Jeremy Wong

The Alternatives

Minimalism is the height of wedding fashion in 2017. You could reject a traditional colour palette altogether and really scale things back. Pure white with green foliage is currently very on trend.

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Equally, very neutral shades with lots of texture are also gaining in popularity – think handmade cotton paper stationery and raw linen table runners.

Signature Cocktails

Once you’ve settled on your wedding colour scheme, there are countless ways to incorporate it into your day. How about a signature cocktail in your colour of choice? Or cupcake favours in your wedding colours?

Photo by Whitney Wright 

Cupcake Favours

Photo by Jessica Bristow

You could even ditch tradition and opt for a splash of colour with your wedding heels. There are lots of fun ways to bring colour to your wedding. Just remember, less is usually more. Occasional pops of beautiful colour will deliver the biggest impact on your big day.

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