Post # 1
I am still many months away from the big day, and have barely started figuring out the details of my ceremony and reception. Add to that the fact that I don’t have a creative bone in my body, and I hardly know where to begin! I am almost certain that our colors will include grey and a deep royal purple, but I feel like we need another color. What do I add to that? Green? Yellow? Another color I’m totally forgetting about? Green or yellow sort of make sense to me but also seem a bit strange – maybe I’m not thinking of the right tones? As I’m not all that creative, and as our venue has a lot of decorative aspects to it already, we’re not going to be bringing in the colors that much (ie no special linens) but I do want to be sure that everyone’s outfits and the flowers work well together. I’d appreciate any help you can give me!
Post # 3
The fun thing about weddings is that really, you can put almost any colors you want together!
When I was on a ‘must-choose-colors’ streak (I’ve since decided we probably won’t define our colors, unless I stumble upon a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I fall in love with; otherwise my girls will pick their own dress in any bright color) I went to the Behr paint website and played with their e-paint chips for a while. You can mix and match colors and see how they go together, or the site will suggest additional colors to go with the one(s) you already picked.
You should try it out! (or if you’re more of an in-real-life girl, less e-friendly, head down to a local paint shop and play with real paint chips!)
Post # 4
What about a goldenrod yellow?
Post # 5
Oooh – what if you do Grey, Plum, Dusty Rose and Cream? How gorgeous!
I feel like purple and yellow reminds me of the Vikings – probably since I’m from MN…
But if you do Purple, Grey and green – make it a soft green. Don’t want to take away from the purple too much.
Post # 6
Yeah, I think a nice sage would be nice…kind of metallic.
Post # 7
@daydream – what a fun site! I’m sure I’ll spend some time messing around there.
@lara bee – I LOVE the idea of having grey, plum, dusty rose and cream. I really love all of the soft palattes I’ve seen w/ dusty rose and cream, but my Fiance came up with the deep saturated purple as a color he really wanted. I like it, but wasn’t sure how to match it. you might have just saved my wedding 🙂 now to find (or make?) an inspiration board that matches those colors!
Post # 8
i posted that last night…maybe it will help? i personally think a soft buttercream yellow would look great with your colors 🙂
Post # 9
Yellow is such a nice complement to purple… and the shade you choose can totally set the tone for everything else! A buttercream yellow, for example, is more romantic and whistful than a BOLD strong yellow… but all of the combinations people have listed sound great!
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you could do grey purple and silver, kind of a tone on tone
Post # 12
hmmm. i’m in the minority, apparently, but i like the suggestion of plum, dusty-rose, cream or mauve-y gray.
why? because i totally wouldn’t do anything too contrast-y (green, or yellow, for instance). that just doesn’t sound pretty to me.
so, i’d definitely do a tone-on-tone kind of thing, where the colors are all in the same family.
so, for instance, another variation: a silver or gray (maybe choose one that’s ever so slightly mauve); and then a delicate pale lavendar or pale lilac; and then your deep purple.
Post # 13
I’m also a tone-on-tone voter. Dark purple, grey & a pale lilac? You could even do two shades of grey. Two greys, two purples. That might be nice. (Like larabee I also don’t like yellow & purple together…colours of my university, too rah rah for my liking.)
I feel for you…I’m also have trouble picking colours. I find it v tough