Post # 1
Hi bees! I know this sounds like a completely stupid question, but I was wondering how you picked your colors for the wedding? Everyone keeps saying “well what’s your favorite color!” but I always thought I would pick the color pallete based on venue/season/flowers (it is an outdoor wedding at a barn with a little flower farm). I love fall but I said I could never get married in fall because I hate the color pallete of fall colors (warm colors don’t flatter me at all).
Did you choose based on your personal likes or did you choose based on the location/setting? Also, did anyone use one of those pallete creating websites or by perusing style me pretty’s color palletes? Any insight would be great because we’ve got 7 months till the wedding and I just can’t pick. SOmeone else suggested going to Lowe’s and looking at paint chips which also sounds like a good idea.
I feel the need to add that we just sold a house and moved with two weeks notice (someone offered cash for our house and we jumped on the opportunity to upgrade) so I’ve put the wedding on the back burner as far as the details go and I just need to get truckin ahead again!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR
@CharleighT: I found my color scheme on Pinterest. I just searched ” wedding color schemes”. Someone had did an inspiration board and I fell in love. Now, I have my colors!
Post # 4
Maroon is the main color of the college DH and I went to. It was a winter wedding so I liked charcoal grey. I found a great color swatch online that included marron, charcoal grey, blush pink, and silver. Boom, colors!
Post # 5
@CharleighT: I just used the colours I liked! I knew I wanted black MoH dress and flowers in pale pink palette, so that’s what I did:)
Post # 6
Picking our colours for our wedding was difficult, i can be very indecisive lol
We are having an outdoor barn type wedding also and didnt we didn’t consider venue or season. my fiance and I started by aggreeing that I could have my bright colours, since I love anything bright! Then I searched the internet for inspiration and when my mister like what I showed him we went with it. Our colours our hot pink, lemon yellow and tangerine
Post # 7
@CharleighT: I saved a lot of photos from wedding sites and magazines. I noticed that the same colors were coming up– bright pink, orange, red, yellow; very summery feel. But my wedding was in the fall. I didnt like the fall oranges, reds or yellows. So I chose bright pink and orange. Didnt go with the interior of my venue, but I didnt care.
Just start noticing what pictures draw your attention.
PS-if you are having a hard time picking a pallette of colors, just choose one color. Life is so much easier if you can pick from a range of greens vs one very specific shade of green that goes with your one very specific shade of blue.
Post # 8
I love coral.
He loves green.
We both love blue.
And they work for a late spring wedding!
Post # 9
I was looking for invite ideas on etsy and found a color combo I loved, then went to pinterest and searched to my heart’s content. lol
Post # 10
Well my husband’s favorite color is blue and mine is pink. All I could think of was that those two colors together look like a boy/girl twin baby shower or something (I immediately thought of light blue and light pink). Looking back now, we could have used a navy blue (which is closer to his fav color anyways) and a light pink and it would have been super pretty. Oh well.
Anyways, we decided on red, white, and black because we both like red and he said he likes the look of classic red roses. We chose white and black to accompany the red because I was already wearing white and he was wearing black. Just so happen to turn out that the ballroom was red.
I absolutely did not want traditional colors associated with Fall.
Post # 11
@CharleighT: I’m doing pink and teal (my and FI’s favourite colours). I happen to love them together and think they’re great for a summer wedding. Looking at wedding colour palettes online just overwhelms me… I can’t imagine working with like 4 colours and trying to decide what things should be what colours. However I should point out also that I’m not going to go all out on decorating. I think our venue is pretty on its own and doesn’t need tons of work and it’s not something I’ve decided to spend much money on. But I’d like pink and/or teal for the bridesmaid dresses, head table, and centrepieces at least.
Post # 12
@mrsv2014: THIS is why I’m torn! I LOVE bright colors and I’m always wearing them regardless of the season! One of the kids at work said I wear “every color every day”. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do bright because so much of what you see on pinterest is the pale muted colors. Do you have any photos so far of what you’re doing with your colors?
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@CharleighT: Book your venue then choose colors that complement or stand out at your venue. You can also go with a color cheme based on the type of venue. With a barn during July I would choose brick red, navy blue, and cream for a traditional red, white and blue Americana color scheme.
As far as bright colors, we went bright with turquoise blue and lime green which fit our beach venue perfectly even though it was the fall. Depending on your venue, a bright grass green or cerulean/sky blue might be a great starting color.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
My favorite color- orange, DH’s favorite color- green. May sound odd, but it worked. Light grey was the neutral (and the color of the girls’ dresses.)
Here are a couple of guest shots of the tables. I also love bright colors, and I think they are fantastic for a wedding. I think a barn is a blank canvas- pick your favorites and run with it!
Post # 15
Thank you so much ladies! This is so helpful!
Post # 16
@CharleighT: My favorite color is pink his is blue we needed a neutral and since white/ivory and silver will be tied in anyway those are our “neutrals”. I really wanted a cobalt blue (I’ve been obsessed with it and wanted a non girlie color to be the “pop color”. So its actually soft light pinks ivory silver/gray with pops of blue.