How to choose your wedding Colors / Theme . . .
As a website designer and photographer colors are my life. I spend days going over what colors to use in photoshoots. White is the goto for products because it does not add anything to the highlighted element, but in webdesign I need to create a feeling when you go to the site. I need you to feel what the product represents. The same is true for weddings.
In the case of websites what I am selling is the theme and then I match colors to it. But, with brides we often need to pick the colors first and then the Theme.
Season may dictate a lot of what colors we may choose, but the venue may also pull certain color pallettes. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to color and theme.
There are many guides on what each color means and why you would use those colors.
But, if your favorite color is grey/silver and that brings on the feeling of a general lack of energy and indicates poverty Why not blend that with a Bright Lemmony Green which represents new growth and prosperity.
In adding silver as the accent to the lemmony green brings on a feeling of energy and positive movement.
If you really love the Rich colors of Purple and Burgandy you can soften and feminize it with soft pinks and creams. But if you want to take those colors to the next level of luxury adding Rose Golds will make it feel alive in an unobtrusive way where regular gold may make it feel gaudy.
Note: The Gold napkins that feel a little too Heavy in the photo below. If it were a softer rose-gold you would not feel like it was overwhelming the image and drowning out the purple centerpiece flowers. Going with a bolder purple would also help balance the gold. This photo is just unproportionately out of balance.
If you really love the fall and you are tired of the browns and oranges you could try the Royal Blue, which is Rich and Energizing and add Copper which indicates wealth, but not oppulance and will set off the natural colors of the season and can add an ethereal feel. So you can easily add a little brown and orange-brown color to bring it back down to earth.
I think here is a great representation of balance: not one color is over weighing another.
I hope this helps some of you find a new take on your color scheme.