Post # 1
I’m getting married in August and love the color purple. I always said that I will have purple in my wedding. But does purple and August go together? I don’t want it to be too dark and hot looking! What’s a variation/shade of purple which will ‘go’ with an August summer wedding? I was thinking of having a purple and silver color scheme. I don’t really like the lavender shade.
Any suggetions are appreciated!
Post # 2
I don’t think it “clashes” with the season, but if you want to brighten it up, try adding a brighter accent color to the purple and silver, like a bright turquoise, or lime green.
Post # 3
MrsDavistobe: I think purple goes with August. It’s actually one of the more popular color schemes for wedding these days, and I’ve seen it done for every season.
Post # 4
Purple and August can totally go together! I’m a big supporter of doing whatever colour you like regardless of season so if you want purple and silver I say go for it! 🙂
I also think purple and shades of green look gorgeous together and they remind me of a summer garden party.
Post # 5
AnonymousCupcake: mdcmod: Thank you both! I like the idea of adding an accent color. I’ll look into that to “brighten and cool” my color scheme!
When I’ve mentioned purple to people I get the crazy look and then the “isn’t that going to be hot” comment. I love purple and I’m going to have it! I just need to pick the shade of purple! 🙂
Post # 6
AnonymousCupcake: ooo purple with flashes of turquoise would look lovely
Post # 7
MrsDavistobe: How about a lavender purple? Maybe with a light silver?
Post # 8
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
I don’t understand how a color can look hot…
I am a big fan of doing whatever color you want regardless of the season.
How about plum or a jewel tone purple and Jewel tone turquoise as an accent? kind of like shades of peacock. Silver would be a great accent!
when I was picking my colors I found it helpful to go to a bridal store and mix and match swatches from their bridesmaid dress fabrics to see what combinations I liked. Alfred Angelo had beautiful shades of purple.
Good luck! I’m sure it will be beautiful.
Post # 9
NickysGirl14: I love this! Thank you for the suggestion and pics!
Post # 10
linnylou_88: Right!? I’m kind of digging the turquoise accent!
Post # 11
amoore2: This is a perfect suggestion! I’m going to make my way to a bridal shop for swatches. I may also try a craft/fabric store as well.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I agree with PP, purple is great, even a darker purple, as long as you have something else to sort of “freshen” it. The teal looks nice.
Post # 13
MrsDavistobe: There are websites that can help too.
http://www.theperfectpalette.com scroll down on the right, click on the color purple you like and you will see all the palettes the have developed using that color
ww.design-seeds.com click on palette search, you can then search by theme, or play around with their search by color value tool till you get a purple you like, then click on Go Get It and you will see their palettes.
also go to the hardware or paint store and get paint swatches – whether before or after you choose your palette- they help make decisions, but also are great to keep with you after you have chosen your palette when you are shopping for other items.
Post # 14
julies1949: Thank you! I’m getting excited now! I’m going to check out this website. I didn’t know about a site like this.
All of you are awesome! I love weddingbee!
Post # 15
I think a nice plum purple would work well with pale champagney gold and cobalt blue or teal.