Post # 1
I’m looking for some help and opinions on my proposed wedding colour scheme. I want 5 colours (I had a hard time narrowing it down!) and they are as above in the title; I’ve also made the combination on a colour site and linked below to illustrate. My FI is wearing a kilt with the green and blue. I’m aiming to have the flowers in all colours (the turquoise may come from feathers) and the evening reception will have paper lanterns across the ceiling in all these colours.
I’d love some thoughts and advice on 1. what you think of the colour scheme, and 2. any suggestions for how to tie it into other parts of the day. I have 2 bridesmaids and he has a best man and 2 groomsmen – I’m thinking of having the bridesmaids in different colours, not sure how that will work!
Post # 3
@Elfi35601: I personally think it’s a bit much. I don’t think the colours go together very well and I think 5 different colours is a lot.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Elfi35601: Why not keep it to green, blue, and pink? 5 bold colors seem to me to be a bit too much to work with.
Post # 5
@Elfi35601: I think it can work. You need to be careful though that you don’t aim to have equal amounts of all the colors. At least a couple of the colors should be limited to small hits.
I also wouldn’t count the green as one of your colors, if you limit its’ use to the tartan and the greenery of the flower arrangements.
Post # 6
@Elfi35601: sorry but I think all those colors together are way too much. I’d definitely get rid of the green and blue.
Post # 7
@Elfi35601: I find that palette a little overwhelming, with both the number of colours and the different tones each one has.
In response to your other question about bridesmaids in different colours, I think it flows well if they are in the same style of dress, so that it remains somewhat cohesive. Either that or in colours that are somewhat monochromatic. So if you had one in a darker purple, have the other in a lighter purple. I think we’re calling this “ombre” now.
This captures both ideas (same dress, different colours, monochromatic):
Hope I’m of some help!
Post # 8
Personally I love a lot of color and I think the palette you shared flows very nicely together. As for bringing in the different colors, don’t feel you need to use all the colors everywhere. Like @julies1949: said, limit the main colors and let the others play a supporting role. Also the main colors for the ceremony might be the pink and purple with blue/green/turquoise as accents and the blue/green the main attraction for the reception and the pink and purple added in as pops here and there. The multiple color lanterns sound fun and whimsical. Why not carry through with the idea by using paper umbrellas for the ceremony?
Post # 9
I forgot to say why I think you don’t have to count green as one of your colors. Almost every wedding that has floral arrangements has green in the greenery, but most often it is not mentioned in the palette.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I love your colour scheme. I’m in the camp of choosing colours that represents you and your FI. If it helps, just sketch things with crayons in that colour to see which colours you prefer to be featured more than others.
Your colours are quite close to mine: ivory/teal/brown/sunshine or gold yellow/pink/lime green. My MOH and FGs would wear different colours. I’m incorporating gold yellow into their nylon parasols. (Pink and lime green are mostly complementary accent colours) My lace parasol is teal & white; shoes are teal.
Post # 11
Thank you all very much, this was really helpful. I’ve gone with all colours, but am keeping the turquoise and dark blue as highlights.
Post # 12
By the way, I just wanted to share a pic of the finished thing, I’m glad I stuck with my colours in the end. Thanks again for your comments and help.
Post # 13
@Elfi35601: they work fine together.
It brigs life, youthfuness why settle for 1 or 2 colors when you can have 5!