(Closed) How do you choose a color scheme?!

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We were a bit indecisive as well.. we each chose 1 color [we each used our favorites], and then we threw in a color to tie everything together.

He chose black, I chose pink, and we’re using white as a “base”. So we’re having a white & black wedding with pink accents.

Post # 4
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@quierajen:  My finace has his peferences of what he finds important about the wedding and what he does care as much for. Don’t get me wrong he cares about the wedding just some details he didn’t care about. He left the colour scheme up to me. I knew I wanted my girls in Black because it flatters body shapes and my girls would be happy. So black was gonna be one of my colours. I than thought I’ll do black and white but I also thought that might be too plain so I wanted to add a pop of colour. I started searching google for different colours I might wanna use and ended up choosing teal because it was the pop of colour I was looking for. I asked my finace if he were ok with those colours and he said “Whatever you wanna do is good with me”. 

Post # 6
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@quierajen:  i like all of them but the cranberry one because it’s winter so blues are good. 

Post # 7
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Firstly we booked our venue. It was a blank canvas so any color could go with it. I did like the earthy browns in the beams, I thought it was really pretty.

Then, I bought my dress!! I was convinced the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses would be olive green (it is my favourite colour and looks beautiful with gold- another favourite of mine). Whilst in the bridal shop I looked at a few Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses next to my dress and when I saw dressy Topaz (a mink colour) I knew it was perfect! It brought out the pearly pink tones of the underlay of my dress and looked so feminine.

This is the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress I am ordering next month next to the Flower Girl dress my little niece will be wearing. Then I had to think about flowers! Im not over keen on ivory roses and I really wanted to bring the mink color into the venue. I loved the fluffyness of baby’s breath bouquets so tgats what I have chosen for my BMs to carry.

And this is the inspiration photo for my bouquet. I love texture and wild flowers. The flowers will be more pink than purple. I found a great florist who listened to the feel/look I wanted (mink, vintage, wild, rustic) and she translated that into flowers!

Post # 8
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@quierajen:  there are so many beautiful colour combinations for weddings.  i agree, it is hard to decide.  i think it all comes down to your own style and personality along with the season, the venue and the theme you want. 


ask yourself, how do you see yourself on your wedding day?


for me, i am not a pastel person.  i never wear them nor do i decorate with them.  i usually like neutral (black/white/grey) with one bold splash of colour.  this is what appeals to me day to day.


when you pick your colours, choose colours that you look good in.  what colours make your face glow?  this is important.  the colours you choose will be all around you the day of, flowers, linens, bm dresses, decor, etc. and in all of your pictures.


the makeup you will be wearing will need to compliment your wedding colours.  you want to look your best on your wedding day and in pictures so you should know what colour eyeshadows and lipsticks look best on you.  make sure that your make up doesn’t clash with your colours.  trust me, i have seen this in pictures.


hope some of this helps.  have fun choosing your palette.


Post # 10
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It helps to think of what kind of feel you want as color scheme can play a big part in that. so you want it bold? Bright and airy? Etc… I knew almost from the get go that i wanted coral and it matched the feel I wanted. It was outside during the hot summer and I wanted bright and fun, soft, airy. It all came together perfectly. I considered teal for a minute but it wouldn’t have achieved the same kind of look. 

Also consider the ease of getting things in your colors. In 2012 coral was just becoming popular and I had a hell of a time finding stuff in the right shade. I ended up mixing soft oranges in with it. Of course now coral is in abundant supply. 

Post # 14
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My very favorite color is baby blue so I knew I wanted that for sure.  I started thinking about colors that would pair well….at first I was leaning toward eggplant or coral or navy but then opened my eyes and realized, duh, it’s right in front of my face!


Not to mention that FU & I met in Chicago so the Chicago Flag is a perfect inspriation!  

I found lots of baby blue and burgundy inspiration online.  We’re getting married on a farm in the Hudson Valley (the yellow house, second from the top L photo) so I built an inspiration board in Illustrator based on some ideas that I liked.  Chandeliers in the tents, burgundy bridesmaids, tall centerpieces, wine barrels for flowers, mason jar candle votives, sparklers, etc. Loads more ideas that I have on my pinterest boards too!

I think you’ll just “know” when it comes together!  I didn’t plan on a “Chicago theme” but once inspiration struck, BOOM!

Post # 15
766 posts
Busy bee

I think you need to go with what kind of feel you want your wedding to have. At least, that’s what I did. My fiance didn’t care at all about colors so it was up to me. I knew I wanted it to be very classic and romantic feeling. So I went with some neutrals – ivory and silver. Then I added a blush pink because I thought it looked really pretty together and I wanted pink peonies. 

However, it does help to know your venue before you decide. Although I originally decided on ivory, blush pink, and silver, my venue had a lot of gold in it. So I changed the colors to ivory, blush pink, and gold which still gives off a romantic vibe. 

So I would say go with what kind of feel you want and also to take your venue into account. 

Post # 16
2089 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@quierajen:  I really like the pink pallete, especially with the hint of gold. I think that would make a lovely and classy wedding- perfect for black tie. And your dress is lovely 🙂

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