Although the bride, her dress, and her gorgeous ring should take the stage at a wedding, the opposite effect might occur if you choose the wrong colors. Bad wedding colors can overtake the entire wedding, creating a negative impression. Choosing the right colors from the start is integral to avoiding this problem.
Here are some mistakes to avoid:
1. Upstaging the Bride
It’s traditional for brides to dress in white, and most brides succumb to this classic. It’s the perfect complement to a gorgeous vintage engagement ring on your finger and a bright white smile on your face.
However, white can fade into the background if your colors aren’t right. Without careful planning, the colors of your reception will be too bright and overwhelming for guests to focus on you.
2. Using Too Many Patterns and Colors
Lately, trends have pointed towards combining patterns and colors in unusual ways. Old color rules are breaking down to allow stripes and florals together—and wedding experts are loving it! However, there’s a limit.
Too many patterns and colors will make your wedding look like an abstract Jackson Pollock painting, but not in a good way. Don’t overdo it.
3. Limiting Colors
On the other side of the spectrum, too many brides use too few colors. They might choose just two distinct colors rather than considering the full palette of options. Gorgeous weddings today have multiple colors, even as many as five.
Life is composed of more than just two colors, so using multiple complementary colors can make your wedding feel more real and special. It can help you select a specific scene, such as an English garden or a blast from the past.
4. Unspecific Hues
You’ll likely have a number of people working with you to make your beautiful wedding a reality. If you tell them that your colors are red, blue, and green, they’ll have a difficult time bringing together a cohesive look.
The easiest way to stay consistent with colors is to get a few fabric swatches in the hues and/or patterns you’re using. Spread those around to anyone who’s helping with the décor and flowers so that your colors stay beautiful and true.
5. Ignoring Trends
Trends are a part of wedding planning. Tastes change to match current trends, whether you’re aware of it or not. It would be a mistake to ignore some of the latest color trends being used in wedding décor. There are some fantastic ideas out there for both the beauty and the functionality of your wedding that you don’t want to miss.
6. Relying on Fads
At the same time, you never want to go with fad trends. Just because many people like the look of copper with rustic centerpieces doesn’t mean that you have to use it. If you’re not in love with a color, stay away.
Try to stick with in-vogue colors that have a classic element to them. That way, when you look at photos 20 years from now, you won’t regret your color choices.
7. Choosing Colors You Don’t Love
Whether you’re being pressured by current trends or by your mom to choose a color you don’t love, this is the absolute last thing you should do. If you don’t love it now, chances are you’ll hate it down the road.
Instead, choose your signature color. Most people have a signature color or two, even if they don’t realize it. These are the colors that they surround themselves with because they’re subconsciously drawn to them. The easiest way to determine your signature color is to look in your closet. Which colors are most prominent?
You can also look at your drapes, rugs, pillows, and other home décor items to determine your favorite colors. Then, choose complementary colors to go with those, and voila: you’ll have your wedding colors.
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