Post # 1
We have have been engaged for over 6 months, and finally decided on a beautiful, venue: an old Long Island mansion that was part of the Whitney compound. The place is gourgeous, the grounds are amazing and we bring in all our vendors, which is what we wanted. The wedding is in July.
The problem? The gourgeous ballroom’s walls are VERY pink. Like a dark rose color. It is an otherwise great room… intricate thick white moulding on the walls, fireplace, huge windows, french doors that lead to slate patios on both sides. If weather is good, we will hold the reception outside on the stone courtyard. Pretty and NOT pink. But NY weather is not ideal for this plan and we have a decent chance of rain, horrible heat, etc.
—> the point of this post: We love this place and need to work around the color. It is so all powering. WHat should I do as far as color scheme/decor ? I was thinking a lot of white and gray/silver with some light sage green. We are going with dishware that has rims of matching rose pink. I am assuming the pink needs to dominate my plans. right?
Feeling not so pretty in pink….
Post # 3
I would pick colors that go with the pink but also calm it down. For a formal feelings, black, ivory and gold would look great.
For something more gardeny white and green would be nice.
Check out this website for more ideas that incorporate pink http://www.theperfectpalette.com/
Post # 4
I don’t think pink needs to dominate or even included in your color scheme.
This one is very grand and pretty with pink accents:
As you can see in this one the walls are a bring pink/orange, but their colors are very natural and clean looking with the gold, white, and green.
Has the ballroom hosted weddings before? If so, they may have some pictures of other receptions there! Maybe ask to see them so you get an idea of what other brides have done in the past.
Post # 5
I agree with PP that you should use neutral colors that will help balance out the pinkness of the walls. But I do think it would be nice to tie in a little bit of the pink in smaller accents like in the placecard or menu…or like you mentioned as the rim on the plates.
Post # 6
Thanks so much! This is the first time I posted on this site. Midnightsun, thats so much for the photo of the orange ballroom! That helps so much! I think as long as my colors are calm enough, and don’t contrast too much, it’ll work. I am likely going with a mint/light sage green, white and grey/silver. The ceremony will be outdoors on the beautiful grounds and I want a natural garden-y vibe. THanks so much, all!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I think what you’re thinking sounds PERFECT
Post # 9
@jujuca: I think the color scheme you’re thinking about would go perfectly with the pink ballroom
Post # 10
I agree with a lot of the posts above. It is totally doable. I would love to see a picture if you have one but I think that the idea of using a green to tone it down is extremely smart. I found a few pictures as well.
Let me know what you think!