Post # 1
i’m having a lot of trouble narrowing down my color choices to just two or three. would it be too busy if i picked, say, two color families instead? i was thinking about having most things in the blue/teal family, maybe with a bit of green (think peacock, only without an actual peacock theme), and accenting it with fall colors in the floral only. i was thinking the small amount of oranges and reds would be a nice contrast against the deeper tones of the other colors. (i’ll admit part of this is stemming from how difficult it is to get floral in the bold blue/teal colors i’m looking for, and fall colors are so much easier to get in floral in october).
would that be too busy?
Post # 3
I think anything is possible! But for your sanity, it may be better to pick one color family, then one specific color. Like you can do blues/teals, and accent it with maroon. that way you have less to keep track of and things are still cohesive.
Post # 4
I’ve found that things actually look better if it’s a wider range of colors/ a color family, when every single thing is in the same 2 colors it can sometimes look cheesy
Post # 5
That’s what we’re doing, so I hope it turns out. 🙂 Ours is “dark purple and light green.” But really, it’s dark purples, some lavendars, some raisin/grape and even some bits of navy. And our greens are kiwi/sage-y. So far it looks exactly how I imagined it would. 🙂 So there’s that. Lol.
Post # 6
hmm, I personally think the peacock colors sound wonderful! but not exactly paired with the orange and red. If I were you I would stick to more greens for the florals only in different shades of green. Using them almost as a neutral for the blues and teals and keep them simple. Introducing red in there does not seem to go to me at all. Orange might be okay but by itself I don’t think it would work with the blues/teal. Greens would look really pretty and modern though for the florals.
you should also look at succulants…a lot of them have a teal tone to them. Here are some pics:
and here are some succulants:
I hope this helps! Good luck
Post # 7
That’s what were doing too! Various shades of green (light and dark) with various shades of brown then gold and white accents. =)
Have you looked at 50flowers.com? They have tons of flowers listed by color and theres tons of blue… maybe it could help you find more blue flowers?
Post # 8
I’m doing color families too! I’m doing a range of aqua/teal blues, light pinks, ivorys and taupe/mocha/coffe.
Post # 9
@leilabee: that’s kind of why i would do the oranges in the floral only…orange is considered “complimentary” to blue because it’s on the opposite side of the color wheel. orange pops against blue and vice versa, but you can really only use a small amount as an accent, or else it gets to be too loud. succulents are very nice, as is the “neutral” green floral idea, but they don’t have the bold quality that i want from the blue/green side. plus, the orange “fall” colored floral is generally more readily available therefore less expensive…i’m not sure i want to even think about what succulents cost, and they’re kind of trendy. for neutrals i was going to go with grey and white. maybe i should just stick with those and leave out the fall colors.
it feels kind of dumb to have the fall wedding without the fall colors though. ugh.
Post # 10
Doing the same. Everything from ivory to bone, pale gold to antique gold, and then pops of scarlet.