(Closed) Shades of Blue Dilemma!!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ugh!!! I had the same problem with Navy…you would think that Navy would be…well, NAVY!! well, it’s not..At David’s Bridal it is “Marine”, and at papersource.com it is “Night” and so on and so on…so frustrating…hope this works out for you…I have taken to carrying a swatch of the blue I want everywhere I go..and order the samples from the online places, that will save you money in the long run…

Post # 4
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i am right there with you!  i’m using carolina blue, black, and white as my wedding colors and there are approximately three million different shades of what is considered “carolina blue”.  even in the stores that sell UNC t-shirts, you will find many different shades.

i think i’ve resolved myself to having multiple “shades” of blue since that’s how it’s probably going to end up!

Post # 6
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah, i also had pool dresses and ended up getting things in aqua, turquoise and light blue so we ended up with varying shades of blue. Still looked good, and I didnt’ have to stress about finding the exact same color every time!

Post # 7
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

WOW! I just had that dilemma YESTERDAY when I realized that my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were a few shades darker and greener than the Groomsmen ties! But after sleeping on it, I realized that it won’t even matter……. With the sun beaming down on us and the ocean in the background, I don’t think anyone will even notice!

Post # 8
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with several of the posters– having some different shades of blue will not be a bad thing.  It might even add some great visual interest. 

Post # 9
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think its all colors! i have the same problem with the dark shade of purple!

its called african violet on my bridesmaid dress but on other website its a whole different shade of purple!! grrrrr

Post # 10
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I had the same problem with the teal for my wedding.  The first color I tried to match was the linens.  I got pretty close but when it came to paper it was really hard to find.  I just had to get as close as possible but they were different shades.  No one noticed though!

Post # 12
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My bridesmaid color dresses are tiffany blue too.  The david’s bridal “pool” is not tiffany blue.  It’s more like aqua.  There is a difference between aqua and tiffany blue…althought the difference is suttle. Turquoise has a lot more green in it and no where near matches tiffany blue.  But, then again retailers can call something turquoise when it is actually tiffany blue.  Have you tried searching under the name “robin’s egg blue”?  That is the same color as tiffany… Any how I agree that it’s annoying and frustrating that you can’t just have a standard to this color.  DB sells accessories in their “pool” color.  I guess ordering everything from ONE retailer is the only way you can get the exact shade of color for everything. 

Post # 13
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

huh tiffany blue was my intented colour but everything is ending up all different varieties of turquoise and robin’s egg and whatever else you wanna call any colour that falls somewhere between blue and green.

Post # 14
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wanted slate/gunpowder blue- Super ruined everything – Maid/Matron of Honor dress came in peacock- Bridesmaid or Best Man dress came in PURPLE- I just gave up on it and am throwing in multiple shades hoping for the best- honestly started focusing a little more on purple!


Post # 15
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yup.  I am doing varyin shades of blue now instead of the sapphire I wanted.  Bm’s dresses are royal blue.  Overlays fmil made are midnight blue.  I also have varying shades of blue in the ring pillow, my garter, the flowers, etc.  I am not going to stress (anymore) about the blues matching.  Hoping it all looks good at the end of the day.

Post # 16
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had the same issues with purples so I just decided to “be okay” with it and make my colours “shades of purple” instead of “plum” or “royal”… it is working out very nicely and I think that the different shades will add some dimension to our decor!!!  I hope this helps you 🙂

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