(Closed) Major Color Clash… I think

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Red and brown can be okay together, depending on the shades.  

I would recommend adding in an additional color, champagne or ivory for the ceremony decor and focus on that color with your other colors as highlights.  This would go well with the red and the others if they seem to clash, that would be less of an issue because they would be highlights.  

Emphasize your initial colors more with the reception.  

What color are your bridesmaid dresses?

Post # 4
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Could you find a picture of something similar, or get a picture from the venues website? Really hard to make suggestions without seeing what you’re dealing with.

Post # 5
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

I think red and coral can work really well together 

adding a dark yellow, Gold, orange can bring it all together 


EDIT: I would add a white/champagne like PP said to make it not so autumy and take the brown things out


Post # 6
8953 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Brown2Be2013:  This might be something brides worry about but guests don’t even notice. I’ve never in my life gone to a wedding and thought “this church doesn’t match their dresses/decorations/etc”. I’ve never noticed the colors of the church at all. It’s just background. I would never think “this would be even better if it matched the wedding colors.”

Post # 7
7503 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My church is red as well. I freaked out for awhile because I was planning on using coral then when I told my Maid/Matron of Honor she said “My church was red- did you even notice?” I thought back to her ceremony and all of the pictures and realized I never even thought about it.

Post # 8
14 posts
  • Wedding: November 1999

Often times people don’t notice.  I often get brides that are very worried about their bright red carpet, but I think that (like in the photo below) the fuchsia in this bride’s wedding colors (or just about any other color, really) would have worked beautifully in the church.  I say go with the coral and chocolate brown!


Post # 9
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is my venue (ceremony & reception in the same room). The colour is a bit off in the photo due to low lighting, but the walls are a deep red.  My wedding colours are blush pink and chocolate brown. I am not at all concerned about the colours clashing, because the decorations will be minimal, and I’m certain no once will notice or care that my future stepdaughter’s dress did not match the walls. I think you have even less to worry about as you’re getting married in a church. It really will not matter.

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