(Closed) Colors suggestion for a “carnival” feel?

posted 12 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My favorite site for color inspiration is: http://www.colourlovers.com/

Go to the palette selection, and search for key words such as “carnival” “tropical” — whatever you like — and you’ll get some gorgeous examples of complimentary color palettes.

I’m a graphic designer and I often use this to as a starting point for picking colors for a job to create a specific feel. Good luck!

Post # 4
531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

This is one of my favorites ever – mostly pale yellows and so many awesome touches. Plus they used big balloons and I love that. There are about a billion pictures of this wedding on oncewed.com if you search “halli”

Adam + Halli V

This one is red and aqua, but tasteful


This one has a lot of color!



Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would say mustardy yellows, deep dark reds, black, and whites.

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

What about a robin’s egg blue (a little darker than aqua) and coral?  If you look at pictures of the carousel at Glen Echo Park, both are featured.  I think you can create a carnival feel most effectively with paper goods, similar to what Sweet Adeline posted in her third link (the ruffled blog one).

Post # 11
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010



I loved that wedding! It has a very 1920’s-30’s feel to it. Do you know that he is a Magician and she is his assistant. I just think that just makes them all the more cute.

Post # 12
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sahsabahs – I’m getting married at Glen Echo Park a month before you – my fiance was all about blue and orange, but I couldn’t stomach NY Knick colors… then it came to me at work a few weeks ago… Coral and Blue.  I’m going with this as my inspiration board…


I think it’s a bit different than the aqua and red I’ve been scooping out at Glen Echo weddings, but kind of goes… just my take.  But I’ve seen some beautiful photos of yellow as well, so maybe these photos will be an inspiration (you should recognize the venue…)



Good luck!

Post # 13
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sahsabahs and Miss Boot Camp,  I’d be curious to know what you have come up with for your Glen Echo weddings.  I am getting married at Glen Echo in July.  My ladies are wearing navy and my colors are going to be aqua, yellow and hot pink (really just bright colors).  When I was scoping out the place this summer one of the caterers gave me think link to this wedding that she had done that looked awesome – http://kateheadley.net/?postID=57&janelle-and-tim

Good Luck!


Post # 14
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hey there,

Have you picked your colors out yet? We are also getting married at Glen Echo, next Aug and are somewhat stuck on the colors as well. We want a vintage carnival wedding feel, but we dont want it to feel like a kids birthday party. Right now we are thinking about blue, pink and yellow.

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