(Closed) Color scheme help for dark wood/burgundy venue. Looking to brighten it up?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
1378 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

I think blush pink would be great.  Will you have any metal/metallic accents?  I see that room as a warm color palate. Personally,  I think gold would be a nice accent.  I feel gold is warmer and silver is a cooler color.  

Post # 3
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I feel metallic colors would be awesome…or glitter accents.

Post # 4
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My reception space had a lot of burgundy/red as well, which meant I had to change my plan for purple as I didn’t think it looked right.  I ended up going with yellow which really brightened it up, however, it was in a restaurant with very modern decor.  I’m not sure yellow would go in your space, which is gorgeous btw!  I’m picturing ivory flowers, gold vases, chargers, etc., and maybe a dark blue or dark green used as more of an accent color or bridesmaid dress color?  I wouldn’t add any more red to it and by keeping to ivory and gold as the main colors you will coordinate with the space rather than overpower it.  It’ll look really classy!

Post # 5
3067 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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penguinwedding:  your venue coloring is similar to mie , I chose blush and grey. Lots of white and ivory in the centerpeices. 


Post # 6
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My venue was all very dark wood (floors and walls), windows on only one short wall of the space.  I wanted to brighten up the space so I choose yellow and purple (to make the yellow really pop!).  

I think a dark sapphire blue would be beauitful with the burgundy (maybe as bridesmaid dresses), and then I would definitely do something brighter!  Maybe that lime green (would pop against the burgundy) and white/ivory so you have some neutrals to use for flower colors. 

Post # 7
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would not do blue, I think it would really clash. I think blush and champagne would look good, with gold maybe

Post # 8
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My venue is also burgundy with dark wood! Ours is a night wedding, but we are playing up the bold colors – cobalt, pops of light blue, ivory, and gold/champagne accents. Perhaps you could do something similat?

Post # 9
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think blush and gold would be nice.

Post # 10
47419 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would use the wall color as the jumping off  point for a  blush pink, ivory, green and gold palette.

You can increase the light by using mirrors and candles. Candles on their own won’t add much light in the daytime, but if you bounce the candleight off mirrors or mercury glass, or both, it will add light.

I would lighten the room by using white or blush tablecloths, use an antique gold framed mirror as the base for a floral centerpiece and suuround it with votives.

Cheap pic frames & spray paint gold with candles around it (sitting on mirror)

Post # 13
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I’ve yet to see a venue where one could go wrong with white and ivory (plus, blush pink is just gorgeous in general). Nice choice! 🙂

Post # 14
1 posts

Why are they all burgundy?? I have found 3 venues that are perfect, except everything is burgundy lol!

Post # 15
229 posts
Helper bee

Sounds like you’ve decided, but as an alternative idea, I have always thought that sunflower/yellow looks beautiful with burgundy/crimson. And I generally hate yellow.  It’s elegant and still bright and cheerful. I’ll let you google…too lazy to post a pic haha.

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