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Nov 15, 2019

Choosing Your Wedding Colours

Ah finally you have started with the fun part of wedding planning. Choosing your wedding colour scheme. Not only is it an extension of your personalities but it will ultimately act as the unifying tool to tie your entire wedding look book together. Selecting your wedding palette isn’t exactly the easiest task around and with so many options to choose from, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and completely confused. Between what is trending, social media, Pinterest and more – the idea of narrowing down colours can seem impossible. Don’t fret as we’re here to lend a helping hand and offer guidance on how to go about choosing your wedding day colours. 


An easy place to start is with your venue. If you’re unsure of what colours to go with, take a look at your venue and draw your inspiration from it. Your venue might have a certain colour rug that will inspire your creative process. If you’ve chosen a warehouse type venue or plain open structure, consider yourself lucky as you’re working with a blank canvas and you can fill it up with colour to your heart’s content.

——    THINK SEASONAL     ——

Use the season you’re getting married in to inspire your colour palette. While blush pinks and rose gold would look stunning at a summer’s day wedding, jewel tones and other darker hues are perfect for a winter wedding. With that said, don’t let the season dictate to you, but rather draw your inspiration from these “rules”.

How stunning are these real brides with their beautiful bouquets?

——    RESEARCH    ——

Research is key – search the internet, magazines and galleries to find colour combos you absolutely love. With that said, remember that your wedding day photos will live with you forever, so choose colours you’re comfortable with. A big no-no is just going with a colour palette because it’s on trend. Remember, your wedding day should be a reflection and extension of you as a couple. 


Going back to basics is sometimes needed, and in this case it really is. Consult the colour wheel to see which colour pair well with others. Start off by choosing a primary colour and its complimentary to get you started. We promise, all this research and effort is definitely necessary! 

——    REMAIN CALM    —— 

Yes, this is an overwhelming task, but remember that there’s no need to overthink every last detail. Use your wedding colours as a guideline instead of a strict rule book. Remember to always have fun and play with textures to create an incredible and memorable wedding day. If you’re a little unsure, ask your wedding decor specialist to advise on what works well together. They will be able to dissect your vision into a tangible idea. 


Beatha Desai

Beatha Desai - Author

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