(Closed) Color advice needed – can I make this work?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really like medium/dark blue with lilac.

There are many ways for blue and purple to look nice together.  They’re next to each other on the color wheel, so of course they will work together!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think a bride should select her colors based on what she loves! So if you love purple and burgundy together (which I think looks great together!) then go for it.

I was thinking since your wedding is in November you may consider rich jewel tones for your color pallet…deeper shades of red, purple, blue, and gold.

I agree with BlueChampagne that blue and purple looking very nice together! I certainly found it helpful to look at the color wheel as part of my planning to pin down my color selections.

Best wishes!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

http://theperfectpalette.blogspot.com/

Try searching this website for color inspiration that may include your choice colors.  I can’t see the pictures on this site when I’m at work, so I can’t help you search now.  but it was a big help for me when I was trying to see how green, orange, yellow, and ivory would look together.  I didn’t find anything that was exactly what I was looking for, but it helped me visualize all the different combos together.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My advice to you is :

Think jewel tones – rich, luscious dark purple, green, blue, even red or gold; all which works perfectly with the time of year you’re having your wedding. IMO, I feel pastels (like lilac) are more suited to a spring/summer wedding and winter/fall is the time to really bring out the deeper, more luxurious colours/hues.

Also; for me, white/ivory shouldn’t really be considered a “colour” in this case – more of an accent feature, like your dress or linens. And, I’m sure you know this already, but – please avoid blue flowers! In my VERY personal opinion, it just looks …. eeeehhhhh. Not exactly natural, you know? (I hesitate to say “tacky”, but, um….yeah.)

And to make it easier i would pick a max of 3 “main” colours & then have white/ivory used sparingly as an accent colour.

Of course this is all just my personal opinion and preference. Take what you want from it 🙂 Hope this helps! Good luck! 

PS: congrats on your engagement! 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love the board you created!  I agree with PPs that rich jewel tones are going to look fantastic, and it seems you have a bit of that going already.  But you should absolutely do what makes you happy!  Anyone who says blue and purple don’t go together are going to be eating their words when you pull it off magnificently!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mcnetn3: Thanks for the link to the perfect palette, I’m loving all the various colour combinations. So many ideas!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

JEWEL’D TONES! beautiful.. they totally go 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love the tone that the strong blue and jewel purple bring out; thats different, and if you can piece that with a good neutral (black, brown, white, cream) it should really pop and make the cool tone theme really work and be different. Go for SOLIDS not pastels, that will just mull the colour palete of the wedding; I think bold solid tones would be different than the usual gradation I see in the use of purples and plums

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sparrowly: You can definitely make purple, burgundy, and blue work. My colors are burgundy, teal blue, plum, and gray.

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