Post # 1
Okay, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by wedding colors. First it took ages to find a scheme I liked. Now once I’ve chosen one–navy blue and coral–I don’t understand how anyone matches everything! There are a billion shades of navy and a billion shades of coral. So how do I make sure that the navy dresses match the navy decor? Or that the coral in the ties matches the coral in the flowers, etc. It seems every store has a different view of what navy is and what coral is. And having things that are slightly different shades of navy is going to clash terribly. Same with different shades of coral. What do you do?
Post # 2
laurenrenee33: Having more than one shade of the same color will not clash. Just look at a garden. there are all sorts of colors and shades of those colors, and I’ll bet you have never stood there and said ” Wow those shades of blue clash!”
Having said that, you can go to the paint store and pick out paint swatches in the color of your choice. You can use those to stay on track when you are choosing linens, dresses etc.
The easiest way to get tie to match is to pick one with a pattern or stripe. It is much less obvious than when you use a solid color.
Post # 3
laurenrenee33: They won’t clash. I used a shade of blue and two shades of pink in my decor. I got fabric swatches from the dress stores, but the idea julies1949 suggested of paint chips is even better. Unless you are putting a solid navy against a solid navy, the variations won’t matter. They’ll be far enough apart that nobody will notice.
Post # 4
You’ll drive yourself crazy if you try to have the exact same shades of colors for all attire, paper products, flowers, and decor. And nobody would notice at all besides that you would sound cranky for something that nobody else could even see.
I suggest just having limits. For us it worked really well to have dark purples and exclude all lavenders and fuschias/pinks. Then for our pale aqua/robin’s egg color, we excluded baby blue and mint. Your wedding will look great and fully coordinated if you do navy tones and exclude teal, royal blue, and blackish blues. And if you do coral tones but exclude blush and straight orange or straight pink.