Color Scheme help, Ombre or 2 tone?

posted 1 week ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What color scheme should I choose
    Option 1 Ombre, MOH in dark purple (Grape) : (12 votes)
    50 %
    Option 2 2 tone, MOH in Light Purple (Wisteria) : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Option 3 Two tone, MOH in Grape. : (8 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee

    I thought I wanted purple ombre (but am since thinking maybe not since my fiance and I don’t see eye to eye on shades of purple).  Have you poked around on Pinterest?  You can see different options there which makes it easier to visualize IRL.  That first palette also doesn’t look like a true ombre, at least to my eye.  The two shades on the right don’t seem to be quite the same tone of purple as the two on the left.

    Post # 3
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    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    rao4400 :  I have seen both in real life. The ombre one I did not like at all, the last bridesmaid in the lightest color (bride put her in almost a whiteish blue) looked so washed out and out of place, they rest looked great in varying shades of blue. Alternating is fine. I would personally do MOH in one color, then the others in the other color. 

    Post # 5
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee

    rao4400 :  Yeah, finding a true ombre is hard.  I know because I had my heart set on it (and hadn’t ruled it out) but I very much want my girls to be able to pick whatever dress style/designer best fits their body and price point and I worry it could end up looking like a hot mess IRL.  (The mismatched look always seems to look amazing in Pinterest, but IDK in real life.)

    Post # 8
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee

    rao4400 :  I hear you.  I think the two color will probably work out best.  It seems like it will allow for the least headaches.

    Post # 9
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    2050 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    rao4400 :  I had 4 different shades of purple on 6 bridesmaids with 6 different hair colors. 

    Post # 10
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    3038 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I like the ombre best!

    Post # 11
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee

    teacher-bee-in-the-sea :  Love the look of those dresses.  Not to thread hijack, but now have questions. Which shades did you use?  I think because of the light (and because I always seem to fail those color variation tests) I’m somehow only seeing 2, maybe 3.

    Post # 12
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    2050 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    kelbrimale :  thank you! there’s Lulu’s dusty purple, plum, and purple, then David’s Bridal’s plum. Four colors in total but they are just slightly different so it really meshed well. Here’s another photo with more even lighting. 

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