Post # 1
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: Times; font-size: 16px”><div style=”font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-color: #ffffff”>I am having so much trouble picking out a color scheme! Is anyone else in the same boat as me? It is very frustrating because I am a costume designer and know a lot about color combinations. Here is the dilemma… I am in love with the idea of everyone wearing grey. I wear a lot of grey and think that it is great color for my BM’s to wear again! I like the idea of grey being a neutral and then highlighting it with another color. Here is wear the problem lies… what do I put with grey?? It is a July wedding so I don’t want anything too dark and it is in Manhattan (another reason I like grey…so industrial). Our venue has a lot of light from windows but is a pretty dark space (navy walls that look black at night). I love the idea of white flowers, but my FI thinks that a white table cloth with white flowers won’t be striking enough in the space. The other thing is we have three colors of linens to choose from at our venue white, ivory, and chocolate brown. Should I give up my grey dreams and go with chocolate brown? What could I put with brown? Does anyone have any advice?? We are really modern and love clean, modern lines. I know this is a lot of information so any help would be great!
Post # 3
I initially thought about doing a beige and white theme, where my table cloth would be beige and my flowers would be white. I thought it looked elegant since the room was already beige to begin with. But after looking at other people’s wedding albums when we were trying to pick out a photographer, I realized that color really does make a difference and really makes pictures pop. My bridemaids are wearing chocolate brown and I’m going to have the colors be magenta, blue, with a hint of green and white. That way, everything will look vibrant since my wedding is in July.
Grey may wash things out and make your pictures turn out dull and washes people out, especially if they have pale skin. What about chocolate brown and tiffany blue. I hear that’s very in now with a touch of silver or grey (since you like grey). I think that may be nice. Let me know what you eventually decide!
Post # 4
I don’t think you should give up your dreams of grey. I also wouldn’t suggest chocolate linens if the walls are navy/black. The white or ivory will help brighten things up. A lot of wedding trends actually are calling grey the new black. I think that if you pair it with a vibrant color it will look perfect for a chic NYC wedding in July. I have seen it being paired frequently with a sunny yellow. Although, almost any bright color would work… just depends on your taste. Maybe pink/coral, caribbian blues, or even orange/ivory. Best of luck!!
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Post # 5
I agree a sunny yellow would look gorgeous with navy!
Post # 6
Would it be worth it to you to separately rent linens, so that you could use gray or another color? I agree the chocolate and gray together would be a bit blah. White or ivory linens would be fine, but white/ivory with gray might leave things a little blah, unless you really use flowers and other accents in bright colors to make the room pop. I really love the idea of gray with green (very simple/modern), or gray with fuschia if you want someting more vibrant.
Post # 7
Thanks! I would love to do yellow! Especially after seeing that board! But my BM and best friend has yellow as her main color and is getting married a month before so that puts that out of the running! I also love grey and green but just am not sure if it has enough punch. Thanks for the awesome boards knldesigns! Have you ever seen boards with grey white and peach? Or grey white and deep red? Do you ladies think this could still work for a summer wedding? Also, if I do grey white and green.. what would be another color that could help the mix? I would also look into purple but a good friend of mines colors are green and purple… so hard to choose…
Post # 9
Lime green with the grey! (it might be hard to work with flower-wise) but would look really neat with little "pops" of bright green here and there 🙂
Post # 11
How about mixing grey with pink? You can go very demure with a palette of soft greys, pinks, and creams; or you can use hot pink to make things really pop. I’ve changed my mind a bajillion times on my colors, and I still have 2 years to go! LOL you’ll find something. Look at this board I found: