(Closed) How many colors is too many colors

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have 3 colors in mind at the moment, with one being an accent color.

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think there is a limit. My friend had 8 colors and it was honestly gorgeous. The next wedding I went to had 3 and it was not my taste at all. Some people DO have rainbow and tie dye weddings so again its just preferance. What colors are you considering?

Post # 5
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

We have quite a few (blue-green, light blue, deep rose, pink, gray), with one being the dominant color.  I basically took a fabric I love and our invitation design and went from there.

Post # 6
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My soon to be SIL is having a ton of colors. Basically all fall. Her goal is to look coordinated rather than match specifically with 2 or 3 colors. So far on everything I’ve seen for there wedding it looks awesome.

Post # 8
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think you can have too many if they all tie together and give depth to the overall look.  In fact in my opinion many colors is better than just two colors.  That tends to look too matchy matchy.

We used navy, gold, fuchsia, ivory and white.  My mom thought I was crazy for not only having so many colors but for useing ivory with white.  But she admitted she was wrong when she saw it all come together.

Post # 9
13 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think as long as the colors work well together that you can use as many colors as you’d like. Just pick colors that compliment each other and they won’t look like a tye-dyed mess! 🙂

Post # 10
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think 5 colors is a good pallette size to work from. It gives you enough variety to keep things fresh and enough similarity to keep things cohesive. or you can choose less colors and go with multiple shades within those colors (e.g. shades of grey, pink, and white) as long as they have the same undertones (e.g. all purples must have blue undertones or all oranges must have yellow undertones).

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