Color Conundrum

I've decided to REV up my look in the wake of my recent gown upgrade.

As most of you already know, I have no desire to wear a white gown.  I intend to wear purple, Purple, or PURPLE!

I don't want to reveal the look of my gown just yet, especially since it won't be finished until next year.....but I am in the begining stages of deciding on what I want and color is the big issue.

I think I want it to be this color

 

The problem that it is causing is that now I need to find a color I want my bridesmaids to wear. Our colors are red and purple as pictured below.

What do I do about their attire?

HELP!

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm
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What are your accent colors?  Gold, Silver, etc?

We don't know what your dress looks like but this pic has nothing but inspiration in it to me.  Purple and Gold, Red and gold...you could design their dresses anyway you want.  Knowing the accent colors might help a bit though.

bridesmaid dresses, cultural, magenta, mauve, purple, salwar kameez, gold, jewelry, red, wedding dresses

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:16 pm
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 Dawn if I had to go with an accent it would be GOLD!!

I just want to pick a color for them that goes with the colors and theme he has selected but isn't the same tone as my dress.  I am making the "wow factor" on the girl's attire so I do have the luxury of picking the color.....I just have to FIND that color!

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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Is your dress going to be darker in purple or lighter?...May sound weird but go on benjamin moore or sherwin williams website and look at their color palettes as well...Some colors of course in light reflect the undertone of a color they are combined with.

Thenyou can go back to the designer and look at his fabric and see if there's anything that catches your eye.  My wedding dress was of the champagne family so it had a nice tint of pink in it.

 

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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 Actually I want it that same color as the Celine purse that I posted!  I feel it is the perfect combo of our favorite colors and habibi thinks I look best in darker tones.  The problem is now finding the right color for the girls.  I might do some red, some purple.  I want the overall color of the reception to be red if that helps.

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm
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Ok that helps :)  I'll keep my eye for you!

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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 Thanks!  I'd love all other ideas as well ladies so don't be shy!

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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posted these for some color insp. 

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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Somewhat easy color to find...dresses already made not so much..but here's some design piece insp.

Couture gold dresses...lol had to post!

 

 

 

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm
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 It'll look beautiful :) 

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm
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Krosa I actually have the originaly ad from that cut out and stored with my sketches....I've had a long battle with the color and I guess it's official now that the color won the war....this is what color I will wear.  Underneath is what I am thinking for the ladies with gold accents.....do you think they mesh well together?

Or should they do variant shades of purple? 

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm
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 i think these two look great together.  will look for some floral inspiration i know i have somewhere on pinterst that shows these colors.

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm
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see they look great together. 

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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 Whatever you do, definitely bring swatches of what you know when picking out what you don't know.  If you are having the fabric dyed to a specific Pantone TCX color, the designer will likely have the ability (visually or digitally) to  tell you whether the colors are harmonious. Keep sheen in mind, as well.  If your girls' dresses have irridescence, that alone can clash with matte or brocaded fabrics and look garish.

Given the starting point of your bag reference color, and secondarily with an eye to the other colors you proposed for the girls' dresses, I made a quick harmonious color scheme (where the bag color is center):

Color Harmony

 

 

 

Matching printed colors to actual fabric colors, even when custom dyed, can be tough.  So again ... bring an actual swatch of YOUR DRESS fabric everywhere else!

Sounds like you've got some time to do it right.  Best to you as you look for the perfect match (in fabric; seems you've already found the person, which is by far the most important).

Tyler

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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