Alright, 2nd question…How did you choose your colors?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t choose colors that have to do with season, the seasons here can be very unpredictable – It can be 40 degrees and snowing to 90 degrees and sunny on halloween here. Fall colors could look out of place even though they are in season.

We just went with our favorite colors. Pink for me, Black for FH and we threw in white to bring it all together.

Post # 3
3699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We both like “cool” colors – greens, blues, purples. My BFF had blue BM dresses so blue was out. We wanted most of our pictures taken in our venue’s gorgeous garden, so green was out. Purple it was!!!

Post # 4
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tanleggedjuliet: Most colors can be used at any time during the year depending on what you pair it with and in what quantity each color is used.

There are websites that can help you choose your color palette;    scroll down on the right, choose one of your favorite colors, then see all the palettes they have developed using that color   click on palette search, then you have two choices-

                    you can search by theme

feathered palette

or search by color value- play around with the tool till you get one color you want to use, then click, Go Get It





Post # 5
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I just like them. Didn’t think about season at all tbh

Post # 6
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Didn’t really think about season at all! I picked my favorite color, asked FI what colors he would want, and we ended up with two main colors. Then I just picked some neutrals to go with. We ended up with a teal, lime green, ivory, and a light charcoal grey. BMS will be in the teal, GM in grey suits with lime accents (tie/bowtie). Flowers will have a ton of greenery and lots of ivory blooms.



Post # 7
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Peach would be beautiful in the winter! You could do peach, grey, white, silver, etc and make it really wintery elegant feeling. 

Post # 8
22 posts

I agree with Julies1949; it’s all about what color you pair it with. The last color palette she posted is a perfect example because peach is there, but it’s complimented by a very rich plum and burnt orange. You should definitely stick with peach/coral since that’s your favorite color, and just be creative about how you can make it “fit” the season.

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I kinda picked them and he okayed them. I picked the color of our college, purple, because we met there. Grey was because it’s neutral and went with it. I was hoping FH would wear a grey suit, but no cigar. And then I choose a bright blue as an accent because I wanted something fun and summery that went with our lovebird theme. Baby blue was too muted. 

Post # 11
145 posts
Blushing bee

Since my wedding is 12/27 – I did red, green and silver for Christmas. I think I would have loved either a patriotic red, white and blue — Jewel tones: Lime, Turq, Pink and Purple — or black and white damask or a fall palate (love pumpkins!). I thought Damask was too formal for the type of small wedding I wanted. Patriotic on that date seemed odd (as did the Jewel tones). So, I let the season dictate the theme.

Post # 12
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We didn’t even choose colors. Bright, bold, and colorful is our pallette 🙂

Post # 13
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

We thought about the season when considering colors and ended up doing deep orange, light orange and cobalt blue; this way, we would still have a somewhat “autumn” color palette but without beating people over the head since it would be the end of September. 

Post # 14
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Tanleggedjuliet:  I struggled with picking colors too. Im getting married in february, so I knew I wanted pink blush tones, but I wasn’t sure what to pair them with. Then when I got the dress, which had some gold, I decided to add gold tones to the blush… So I guess it was the dress that made everything else fall into place:)

Post # 15
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Tanleggedjuliet:  it was easy for us to pick our wedding colors first we had our engagement party fiancé colors red and black for the wedding we going with my fav color purple and silver 

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