(Closed) color families vs specific colors?

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
897 posts
Busy bee

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
6890 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
128 posts
Blushing bee

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 Laughing

Post # 7
10713 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m doing color families too! I’m doing a range of aqua/teal blues, light pinks, ivorys and taupe/mocha/coffe.

Post # 10
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Doing the same. Everything from ivory to bone, pale gold to antique gold, and then pops of scarlet.

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