Post # 1
My color scheme is burgundy, teal blue, dark purple, and gray.
It’s been really hard trying to find ways to incorporate the teal blue noticably throughout the wedding and I decided that I wanted to have peacock blue chargers. This is my centerpiece and linen I will use.
Although my Fiance likes it, my Maid/Matron of Honor and a friend said that the charger is too dark of a color and that there should be something brighter on the table. My venue is fairly bright because there are alot of windows (although I intend on using uplighting when it gets dark) and I’ll be using white chairs.
I’ve also tossed around the idea of getting a gray/silver charger instead of the peacock blue, but if I do that, I pretty much can’t incorporate the teal blue in any other aspect of the wedding as I’ve already gotten dark purple napkins (except for maybe a signature drink, but who wants a blue drink?).
What do you think? Is there any other ideas out there?
Post # 3
I think blue will be fine…but I suggest a bolder blue. Maybe like a turquoise or a teal. The blue charger on the table isn’t as bold as the blue in your centerpieces.
Post # 4
I think that blue is fine! And I think it looks pretty bold myself.
Post # 5
Personally, I would go for a silver charger. Burgundy and purple are already such strong colors that I think adding the blue would be a bit much. You seem to have a lot of purple aspects with the flowers, vase, and napkins and I think the blue in the feathers is just the right amount without being over powering. I also don’t see any silver/gray in your centerpieces so the silver charger would be a good way to incorporate that. You could lay a peacock feather across each place setting or under the menu, or tucked into the napkin for a pop of blue. Just my two cents!
Post # 6
I would do silver for the chargers and bring in the teal as a small accent- perhaps a teal colored flower, sprig of berries etc on the napkins.
The key to making a bold color scheme like this work is to not try to have even amounts of each color.
A few inspiration pics-switch out the napkin ring etc to the teal
Post # 7
I think that silver chargers would be a better choice, and why not a signature blue drink?! We had them and they were luscious! 🙂
Post # 8
@JamaicaBride: The color is SLIGHTLY off in the picture, it looks more like a the blue in the peacock feather in real life.
I just wanted more of a teal blue in the scheme than the purple. Maybe I can take out the purple beads in the vase and put teal blue beads.
I wanted people to noticably say to others if someone asked what the colors are, to say burgundy and teal blue.
Post # 9
I would go for a gold charger and maybe a teal napkin ring?
Post # 10
My Fiance LOVES Hypnotiq martinis…
Post # 11
I also second that you should do a silver charger and bring the blue in in some other way – napkin perhaps? I would definitely take the purple beads out if you don’t want it to overwhelm, because it looks like your scheme is majority purple. Maybe just leave it filled with water and color it blue with food coloring?
Also: May I ask where you found those blue chargers? I’ve been looking for blue ones everywhere with no luck!
Post # 12
@zebracakes: I’m not going to be using napkin rings and gold really isn’t in my color scheme, but thanks for the rec!
@cyneswith: That might not be a bad idea.
@MrsMaine: I actually bought gold chargers and spraypainted them blue. It actually has one layer of dark green and one layer of dark blue so that it looks like a blue charger with hints of green. I’ll try and upload a better picture of the charger when I get home.
Post # 13
@YSQueen: Wow, that’s awesome. I never thought of doing that. Is there a particular kind of spray paint you need to use?
Post # 14
OMG our centerpieces are almost identical!!!! What is in the vase below the flowers? I hate the look of the bare peacock feathers stems and I had no idea what would look good to cover them.
Our vases are almost exactly the same….weird!!
I personally like the chargers, I think they’re beautiful and look great!
Post # 15
@MrsMaine: I specifically used Hunter Green and Royal Blue gloss spray paint by Valspar. You can usually pick it up at Lowe’s. I spraypainted the first coat with the Hunter Green and then did a light layer of the royal blue.
@NYshoppingirl: The things in the vase are actually water beads. They start really small and you put them in water and then they get 10x bigger in size. I’m considering using only colored water now though.