We’ve seen so many brides get who get it wrong and others put together pretty palettes that just work perfectly.
Here are our do’s and don’ts for picking your palette:
1. Think Of Your Palette As A Guideline
For the love of all things bridal, don’t put yourself or the people around you through hours of torture looking for the right flowers, table runners etc. because they don’t match the particular shade of cream you chose 3 months ago. Think of your palette as a guideline and the colours you like as variable. For example, if you want cream and white in your palette, choose a range of shades for a more effortless, natural effect.
You know those bridesmaids’ dresses and puffy sleeves from the 80s? This is sort of what we mean. If you don’t particularly like Rose Quartz and Serenity - Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2016 - don’t use them. Trends come and go, as evidence in your parent’s wedding photos will prove, so pick colours that speak to you personally and won’t date in 10 years’ time.
3. Colours From Nature
We find that with most things that are timeless in fashion, interiors and design- are inspired by nature. So, why would a wedding palette be any different? Sticking to a palette with natural hues helps to create a more romantic, natural atmosphere. It’s also going to be much easier to incorporate the right colour flowers and décor.
4. The Rule Of Three
If choosing a colour palette totally overwhelms you, try and stick to just 3 colours. If you don’t want too much colour at all, chose neutrals such as whites, beiges and greys and maybe add a pop of metallic to keep it fresh and modern.
5. 50 Shades Of White
When in doubt, choose white- we promise it will be anything but boring! Whites are timeless and elegant and adding hints of colour like light pinks and creams can make a venue look very pretty and classier than it might have been to begin with.
6. Remember The Venue
Take into consideration the colour of the carpets, curtains and linens you are going to get at the venue. For instance, if your venue has deep, red curtains, it’s going to be very difficult to create a whimsical, white setting in the space you have. Opt for colour that complement the venue or better yet, opt for a venue that complements the colours you like.